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Yoshiki performs a piano duel with hologram of himself

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Yoshiki performs a piano duel with hologram of himself


This past weekend at the 2014 SXSW Music and Media Conference global rock icon Yoshiki unveiled a never before seen classical concert performance at FLAUNT Magazine's party celebrating its upcoming List Issue. Yoshiki mesmerized the audience at Austin's Qui as he performed a piano duel with a hologram of himself. The result was a dramatic musical experience celebrating the artistry of the multi-talented, classically trained musician. See the video of the performance below!

Yoshiki will kick off his first ever classical world tour April 25th from his new classical album Yoshiki Classical. Known worldwide as founder of the legendary band X Japan, arguably the most successful rock band to come out of Asia, Yoshiki has sold 30 million singles and albums combined. The Yoshiki Classical tour is a rare chance for fans of both his signature brand of rock and classical music to see him perform in some of the world's most renowned concert halls. With Yoshiki Classical, Yoshiki is fulfilling his mission of bringing the beauty of classical music to rock and pop audiences around the world.

Billboard Magazine dubbed Yoshiki Classical "a collection of beautiful pieces of music with sweet melodies, soaring voices and vibrant strings." Classic FM called the CD, "an enlightening exploration of one musical auteur's quest." Yoshiki Classical features collaborations with legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Quartet San Francisco. Yoshiki Classical debuted at #1 on the iTunes Classical Music chart in 10 countries around the world.

Check out the dates for Yoshiki's World Tour below!

2014/04/25 Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Center for the Arts
2014/04/28 San Francisco, CA Davies Hall
2014/05/03 Mexico City, Mexico Auditorium Blackberry
2014/05/10 Toronto, Canada Queen Elizabeth Theatre
2014/05/21 Moscow, Russia Crocus City Hall
2014/05/23 Berlin, Germany Tempodrom
2014/05/26 Paris, France Trianon
2014/05/28 London, England Royal Festival Hall
2014/06/06 Shanghai, China Oriental Arts
2014/06/08 Beijing, China Beijing Exhibition Center
2014/06/10 Bangkok, Thailand Royal Jubilee Hall

Yoshiki Official Site