As we’d mentioned here and here, there was talk about X Japan performing at the rock festival ‘Lollapalooza’ in Chicago on August 6-8, 2010. The Official Announcement of them taking part was made on 6th April, where they’ll be taking the main stage as the only Japanese band alongside other musicians such as The Strokes and Green Day.
It appears that aside from the Lollapalooza, X Japan have been recieving many other offers to appear in other events. Official News on their taking part in other events have yet to be announced, however.
Yoshiki comments on barks,
“We have been given a wonderful opportunity to able to perform at the Lollapalooza this year for our fans in America. We will also play our newest song(s).”
As Yoshiki quotes about “new songs”, apparently X Japan are currently in the process of recording a new album in the US which will consist of re-recording their old and new songs all in English. They started their recording in March and are aiming to finish it by the beginning of June. The release of the album is planned to be in the summer, and it would have been 14 years since the band have made a release since ‘DAHLIA’ in 1996.
How do you feel about X Japan’s new activities in the US?
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