YOSHIKI will visit Moscow for the Russian theatrical premiere of WE ARE X on January 29. The award-winning film will be shown in a special double-feature event featuring renowned Russian rock band Mumiy Troll, and YOSHIKI will participate in a live Q&A after the film joined by Mumiy Troll band leader Ilya Lagutenko.
YOSHIKI will continue his Russian promotional tour with a second film screening and Q&A in St. Petersburg on January 31, his first-ever public appearance in that city. This month’s promotional visit is YOSHIKI’s first time returning to Russia since his highly-acclaimed “Yoshiki Classical Tour – Part 1” brought him to Moscow in 2014.
The Moscow premiere is a part of the 2018 “Year of Japan in Russia” project to increase cultural exchange between the two countries, created after talks between Prime Minister Abe and President Putin. Information is available on the website of the Japanese embassy in Russia.
The collaboration arose from the friendship of YOSHIKI and Ilya Lagutenko, the leader of Mumiy Troll, whose mockumentary film SOS to Sailor will screen as the first part of the Moscow event. YOSHIKI will continue his Russian promotional tour with a second We Are X screening and Q&A in St. Petersburg on January 31, his first-ever public appearance in that city.
This month’s promotional visit is YOSHIKI’s first time returning to Russia since his highly-acclaimed “Yoshiki Classical Tour – Part 1″ brought him to Moscow in 2014. After the premiere, We Are X will open in approximately 100 theaters across Russia on February 17.
Watch the Russian sub-titled WE ARE X trailer:
In October 2017, WE ARE X was released theatrically across Germany, Italy, Holland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, UK, Iceland, Austria, and France. YOSHIKI’s official YouTube channel has released a short digest of YOSHIKI’s 2017 European promotional tour, showing the impact of X Japan’s story on the lives of fans worldwide.
WE ARE X
WE ARE X, the critically-acclaimed film about Japan’s most successful rock band of all time, has received worldwide release in over 20 countries and 27 international film festivals so far. The WE ARE X Original Soundtrack was released on March 3, 2017, from Sony Music’s Legacy Recordings (a division of Sony Music Entertainment), hitting #1 on the UK Rock Chart and dominating music charts worldwide.
X Japan’s new studio album is set for release later this year, and the band has just announced their debut appearance at the prestigious Coachella music festival, YOSHIKI’s first rock concert playing drums with the band since his neck surgery last year.
“Top 5 Must-See Artists at Coachella” – AXS
“Japanese metal heroes X Japan… sure to be a blast” – Billboard
“The best bookings” – Consequence of Sound
“[One of] the Japanese-rock scene’s most exciting bands” – Fuse TV
“X Japan’s addition to a stellar Coachella lineup will once again make the festival one not to miss.” – Paste Magazine
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