YOSHIKI, HYDE, SUGIZO and MIYAVI, four major forces from Japan’s rock scene, announce their new star-studded band THE LAST ROCKSTARS.
A teaser video for two new songs, “THE LAST ROCKSTARS” (lyrics by YOSHIKI, composed by YOSHIKI) and “PSYCHO LOVE” (lyrics by YOSHIKI / HYDE, composed by HYDE) has been released today. It was announced that these two songs are slated to be released very soon.
The band will unleash their debut live performances on January 26th & 27th at Ariake Arena and January 29th & 30th at Tokyo Garden Theatre; fan club presale is available now. U.S. shows on February 4th at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York and February 10th at Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles are on sale now. [Los Angeles] [New York]
YOSHIKI has several monumental accomplishments under his belt both as the leader of X JAPAN and as an accomplished solo artist. He has been named “one of the most influential musicians and composers in Japanese history” by Consequence of Sound and has composed Hollywood film soundtracks, a concerto for the Emperor of Japan, and the official theme song for the Golden Globe Awards. He has performed at the world’s greatest stages including Madison Square Garden, Wembley Arena, Coachella Music Festival, and Carnegie Hall. In addition to his music, YOSHIKI has been internationally recognized for his philanthropy, and was awarded a Medal of Honor by the Japanese government.
HYDE is internationally recognized as the vocalist for L’arc-en-Ciel, VAMPS, and as a successful solo artist. L’Arc-en-Ciel has sold over 40 million albums worldwide, headlined Madison Square Garden, and were also the first rock band to headline Japan National Stadium. HYDE has also had great success touring internationally as a solo artist.
SUGIZO has worked and performed globally as a member of LUNA SEA, X JAPAN, and U.K.’s JUNO REACTOR, a group credited with creating psychedelic trance. As a solo artist he has been pursuing his unique style of electronic music while creating for multiple movie and theater soundtracks.
MIYAVI “The Samurai Guitarist” has enthralled the world with his transcendent unconventional “slap style” of playing his guitar, which has taken him around the world 9 times to tour in over 30 countries. In 2014 he made his debut as a Hollywood actor in Unbroken. He was the first Japanese public figure to be featured in GUCCI’s global campaign, and has been appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNCHR, providing support for refugees.
With their illustrious experience in Japan’s most influential rock bands, remarkable sales records individually, and hit collaborations with global artists, these four musicians coming together is a monumental occurrence. THE LAST ROCKSTARS are here to usher in a new legendary era of rock.
1/26/2023 Tokyo, Japan Ariake Arena
1/27/2023 Tokyo, Japan Ariake Arena
1/29/2023 Tokyo, Japan Tokyo Garden Theatre
1/30/2023 Tokyo, Japan Tokyo Garden Theatre
2/4/2023 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
2/10/2024 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
For information on fan presales and VIP packages, please visit https://THELASTROCKSTARS.net/