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  • Feature: Yoshiki Enchants At The GRAMMY Museum

    Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:37:21

    Feature: Yoshiki Enchants At The GRAMMY Museum - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    Yoshiki's majesty truly comes into focus in a stripped-down setting.

    Place the legendary X Japan leader in front of a piano alone, and the results utterly magical. Last night, the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles kicked off its "Yoshiki" exhibit with a star-studded ceremony and, most importantly, a transcendent performance from the man himself.

    He took to the piano for a flawless rendition of "Forever Love" that echoed soulfully throughout the night, conjuring classical bliss and his own modern flare simultaneously. "Endless Rain" proved equally chilling as he played his one-of-a-kind crystal piano emoting with each note. None other than visionary Stan Lee and Marc Geiger (the icon behind ARTISTdirect.com's foundation and current head of music at William Morris Endeavor) hosted the festivities.

    The night also saw Yoshiki reveal the dates for the first leg of his upcoming U.S. tour in support of the marvelous 2013 opus Yoshiki Classical.

    If you weren't there, experience it below in this performance video.

    Yoshiki remains of music's most important figures, and that's reiterated tenfold through endeavors such as this.

    Tour Dates

    April 25th - Costa Mesa, CA - Segerstrom Center for the Arts
    April 28th - San Francisco, CA - Davies Hall
    May 3rd - Mexico City, Mexico - Auditorium Blackberry
    May 10th - Toronto, Canada - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
    May 21st - Moscow, Russia - Crocus City Hall
    May 23rd - Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
    May 26th - Paris, France - Trianon
    May 28th - London, England - Royal Festival Hall
    June 6th - Beijing, China - Beijing Exhibition Center
    June 8th - Shanghai, China - Oriental Arts

    See pictures of the performance halls HERE.

    For more tour info, visit yoshiki.net.

    Rick Florino

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