Iconic rock band X Japan are coming back to the U.S. for their debut performances at Indio’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The outfit will play the Saturday dates (April 14 & 21) of the fest. Further details below!
This will be drummer Yoshiki’s first concert since a May surgery to replace a cervical vertebral disc, and if you know anything about this musician, he is not afraid of a little pain. As witnessed by his comments on the We Are X documentary, taking chances is his modus operandi: “If you put everything into something, you don’t lose, worst comes to worst, you die.”
X Japan’s previous U.S. performances include a 2010 stop at Lollapalooza and headlining Madison Square Garden in 2014. The band has sold over 30 million albums since its 1982 formation and sold out Japan’s Tokyo dome a record setting 18 times.
One documentary I’ll definitely be tracking down is We Are X, a project that takes a deeper look at Yoshiki and the band’s drive to create music that leaves a lasting impact. Check out the trailer below, and if you have any thoughts or info on the band, I’d love to hear them!!
X Japan’s next album, their first full length release in over 20 years, is set to come out this year (a TBD date has yet to be set).