Recently X JAPAN are busy recording their new album, yet they hurriedly returned to Japan just recently for a press conference held concerning their performance "X JAPAN WORLD TOUR Live in YOKOHAMA Cho Kyoko Toppa Nanakorobi Yaoki -Sekai he Mukatte-" in August at the Nissan Stadium.
With the beginning YOSHIKI answered the question, why the conference had been held that day: "Because it is SUGIZO's birthday. That's it!" Starting the meeting with a smile. (It was true though, it was SUGIZO's birthday.).
The "X JAPAN WORLD TOUR Live in YOKOHAMA Cho Kyoko Toppa Nanakorobi Yaoki -Sekai he Mukatte-" will be the first part of their world tour and in accordance the release of the album has been announced. On this album, nostalgic songs like "Tears" and "Rusty Nail" will be reborn in English versions. As new songs there will also be those written by SUGIZO, it has been revealed.
With this one spirit, the performance in Yokohama will mark the first step. "I think we will be able to present the new songs and work hard to make it an amazing concert", HEATH said.
"These five people and hide as a whole, will make this a great live I think", SUGIZO added. "I hope for a fresh feeling and am really looking forward to this. Go YOSHIKI!!" Toshi exclaimed and YOSHIKI commented: "In a number of ways this is a resurrection. The road we chose won't be an easy one, but we'll YOSHIKI it!"
Moreover, the most interesting thing would of course have been the date for their "WORLD TOUR" and when asking whether anything has been decided yet, joyful information for their fans have been passing YOSHIKI's and ToshI's lips.
YOSHIKI: "If we say something (about performances) we have to do it, right?"
ToshI: "Then we shouldn't say too much. (laughs)"
YOSHIKI: "Decided until now are Los Angeles and New York..."
ToshI: "A North America Tour, East Coast and West Coast. Chicago, San Francisco, Vancouver... After that, anything more...?"
"That's not decided yet. (laughs)",YOSHIKI commented profoundly, while looking at one sheet of paper. He also said that the projects are making progress and in the near futures further announcements will be made by the members.
Eventually each of them directed a message towards their fans.
PATA: "We have made your wait. Please look forward from here!"
HEATH: "From here on, we will advance at 100% I think. Please support us, too."
SUGIZO: "We'll be leading forward ward quickly and at all cost, please come to see us at this speed, too!"
ToshI: "I really didn't think about making a new album. This is the final start line. I think with this in mind, I would like to shout it with all my might and leave no regrets."
YOSHIKI: "In the case of X JAPAN, there has been a lot of drama and a great amount of trouble, but we have hardened ourselves with this state, and it will be the best thing if we could make any achievement with these band members full of conviction. We will give our very best."
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