X Japan to release new single in North America

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 金曜日, 1月 28, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment


X Japan, a Japanese heavy metal band founded in 1982 by Toshi and Yoshiki, has signed a 3-year exclusive agreement with EMI Music for production and distribution of their music in North America. Their first release through EMI is the single “Jade,” scheduled for March 15. This will be the band’s first single in North America, and their first CD single anywhere since “THE LAST SONG” in 1998.

X Japan successfully completed their first U.S. tour last summer, which included their debut U.S. performance at the rock festival Lollapalooza.

Leader Yoshiki said that they have plans for an album this summer, with about half of it being new songs. Naturally, they are also aiming to do a tour for the album before the end of the year.

Yoshiki stated that the band is currently negotiating for releases in other countries, particularly Europe and other parts of Asia.

Yoshiki announced that he is getting his own regular radio show, called “YOSHIKI RADIO,” on the U.S.-based satellite radio service Sirius XM. The show is currently planned as a one-hour broadcast once a month, starting in February. Yoshiki also announced that a new X Japan song, “Scarlet Love Song”, will be used in the full length animated movie adaptation of the Buddha manga.

2010 North American Tour

9/25 Los Angeles, CA Wiltern Theatre
9/28 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
10/1 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
10/3 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/6 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
10/7 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
10/10 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom

North American Tour Commercial (for Los Angeles)

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