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YOSHIKI's performance at Sundance Movie Festival gets praises from Hollywood
2016-01-28

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YOSHIKI's performance at Sundance Movie Festival gets praises from Hollywood

2016-01-28
YOSHIKI / live / X JAPAN

Sundance Movie Festival is a movie festival featuring independent movies held in Park City, Utah, starting from January 22nd, and is known for how hard it is to get a movie featured in the festival. X JAPAN's "We Are X" Documentary Movie was selected to World Cinema Documentary Competition in the movie, and to represent the movie, YOSHIKI participated to the festival. This year they had put up a Festival Base Camp as the place for the opening ceremony, and YOSHIKI played piano at the party that was held there.

Even though the venue was filled with carefully selected people from the industry, when YOSHIKI got on the stage, he was greeted with loud cheers. Before he played "WITHOUT YOU", he explained how he had written the song after HIDE had passed away, giving a form to the feelings of pain he did not know what to do with, and which he couldn't even put into words. "I dedicate this song to HIDE, TAIJI, and my father, who have passed away", he added. After the performance everyone clapped while standing up, and the applauds did not show any signs of fading away for a long time.

On January 23rd, a world premier show of "We Are X" was held in Park City for people from the industry. Before the premier an unbelievable amount of medias had gathered to the red carpet, and YOSHIKI was interviewed by few carefully selected medias. All tickets were sold out, and was a long line of people waiting for cancellations outside. After the film had ended, all people in the theater stood up and applauded. After the premier there was a question and answer session, to which YOSHIKI participated. During the session, YOSHIKI said: "In this movie the dark doors in my past that I had closed became an entrance to the future. If there wasn't music, I wouldn't be here today. Also, if the band members wouldn't have been there, I don't think I would be here now."

YOSHIKI Sundance Movie Festival Base Camp
- SET LIST -
1. SE ~ MIRACLE
2. Star Spangled Banner
3. FOREVER LOVE
4. SWAN LAKE
5. WITHOUT YOU
6. ART OF LIFE (DJ SET)



Links:
YOSHIKI Official Site
X JAPAN Official Site