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There was updated news about YOSHIKI on Barks.jp about his appearing at the GRAMMYs, plus information about X JAPAN’s next gigs!
YOSHIKI announces X-JAPAN to take part in ‘Lollapalooza’ at the GRAMMY Awards
On 1st February (31st January in US), YOSHIKI made his apperance at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles.
YOSHIKI, who is also a voting member, last made his appearance at the Awards in 2008, and appeared again this year on the red carpet with a flamboyance. There is even a photograph of him displayed on the Official GRAMMY website.
On the red carpet, YOSHIKI confirmed to Press interviewers from around the world that X-JAPAN would be headlining the main stage at the ‘Lollapalooza’ Music Festival in Chicago, on August 6th to 8th.
This huge event, held at the Chicago Grand Park, had big names such as The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Kayne West, Queens of the Stone Age and Sonic Youth take part in 2009, with over 77,000 people attending the first day, resulting in a total of over 225,000 attending within 3 days.
Having had a keen offer from sponsors of the event, it was decided that X-JAPAN would take the main stage. Official details of the event are not to be announced until the end of February, but following up from last year, we can expect another great lineup of Top Artists.
Although X JAPAN is the first Japanese Artist to take the main stage at the Lollapalooza, their popularity continues to spread rapidly not just within Japan but also throughout Asia and Europe, with clear signs of this beginning to happen in America. Evidence of this would be when X JAPAN were shooting their large-scale Music Video in Hollywood in January this year, as many fans arrived at the scene.
X-JAPAN’s appearance in the Lollapalooza festival can now be seen as a start towards resuming their World Tour. Having been about 6 months since YOSHIKI’s operation, surely these Monsters of Rock will be roaring on stage again.
You can check out the GRAMMYs Official Website here: http://www.grammy.com
Plus the Lollapalooza festival Official Website, although as stated, it has not yet updated this year’s lineup: http://www.lollapalooza.com