YOSHIKI joined Sarah Brightman on Wednesday, February 6, at Radio City Music Hall for Brightman’s 2019 HYMN world tour.
YOSHIKI and Brightman’s emotional delivery brought roaring applause and tears from the New York audience. Many fans traveled from as far as Europe and Asia to see the live performance of YOSHIKI’s composition “Miracle”, which Brightman has called “the No. 1 masterpiece on the album”. Released worldwide last November, “Miracle” (Sarah’s Version) – performed by Brightman with YOSHIKI on piano – reached the Top 10 on iTunes Classical Charts in 15 countries.
Brightman said, “It was such a pleasure to have YOSHIKI join me at Radio City Music Hall to perform ‘Miracle’ after such a warm welcome at his show in Tokyo. I look forward to having him appear at the Los Angeles and San Francisco shows as well!”
YOSHIKI said, “I’ve played Madison Square Garden with my band X JAPAN and I’ve performed concerts at Carnegie Hall as a solo classical artist. But playing my composition ‘Miracle’ here at Radio City Music Hall with Sarah Brightman is definitely one of my most exciting moments. I’m really thankful to Sarah, and I’m looking forward to doing more live performances with her.”
Watch “MIRACLE” (Sarah’s Version) feat. YOSHIKI:
YOSHIKI is a composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and the leader of the world-famous rock group X JAPAN, who has sold 30 million singles and albums combined. YOSHIKI’s film and television credits include composing music for Saw IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera, “The Golden Globe Awards”, and the hit anime series “Attack on Titan”.
After receiving the Asian Icon Award from UK’s Classic Rock Magazine, YOSHIKI was chosen as the first Japanese man to appear on the cover of Vogue Japan. YOSHIKI is currently finalizing X JAPAN’s first new studio album in over 22 years.
YOSHIKI will join Brightman again for special guest performances on her “HYMN Sarah Brightman In Concert” world tour in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Yokohama, Japan.
3/9/2019 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
3/10/2019 – Los Angeles, CA – Dolby Theatre
4/23/2019 – Yokohama, Japan – Yokohama Arena
4/24/2019 – Yokohama, Japan – Yokohama Arena
Concert information: https://www.yoshiki.net/tour.html
“Miracle” (Sarah’s Version)
Composed by YOSHIKI
Performed by Sarah Brightman and YOSHIKI with London Symphony Orchestra
Available on digital platforms worldwide: http://smarturl.it/urtfp1