X Japan Leader Yoshiki to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

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Classical concert performance scheduled for January 12-13, 2017

Yoshiki, leader of rock band X Japan, announced on Monday that he will perform at Knitting Factory's concert event, "Yoshiki Classical Special Featuring Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra" on January 12-13, 2017 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage in New York City. Yoshiki will perform his original compositions and traditional classical pieces alongside the Tokyo Philharmonic.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on both nights. Tickets will cost between US$40 - US$105 and will be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. EDT on September 29 at Carnegie Hall Box Office.

"Yoshiki's Classical Special World Tour" will also take place in Japan and Hong Kong.

YOSHIKI has appeared at numerous anime events in the United States, in addition to performing concerts on tour throughout the country. He last attended Otakon in August, where he previewed his band X Japan's documentary film, "We are X." He will also appear for a Q&A at the film's premiere screening in Los Angeles.

X Japan's most notable anime contributions were the songs in the X² music video collection and later X movie. The animation studio Madhouse adapted both productions from CLAMP's X manga. The surviving band members — Toshimitsu "Toshi" Deyama, Yoshiki Hayashi, Tomoaki "Pata" Ishizuka, and Hiroshi "Heath" Morie — reunited in 2007, ten years after they first disbanded and nine years after the death of guitarist Hideto "Hide" Matsumoto.

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