X Japan pay tribute to deceased former members at Summer Sonic

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 火曜日, 8月 16, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Japanese rock band X Japan made an appearance at the Summer Sonic in Chiba on Sunday. The performance was their first in Chiba since their debut tour in 1989.

Summer SonicC 2011 at Chiba Marine Stadium (QVC Marine Field)

The group performed tribute songs to two former members who have passed away―Hide who committed suicide in 1998, and Taiji Sawada who died in in a Saipan hospital in July after trying to hang himself. He had been arrested for unruly behavior on a flight to the Mariana Islands. The attempt left him brain dead and his family eventually decided to turn off life support.

Lead singer Yoshiki moved audiences by announcing, “Hide and Taiji are playing with us right here. You see five on stage, but we are seven.”

Chiba is hometown of Yoshiki and Toshi.

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