X Japan Tickets
Details of X Japan and the Ticket Luck value
The prominent Japanese heavy metal band, X Japan is coming back to the US after four years. Catch the band play its unreleased music as well as fan favorites as it reaches New York City by getting X Japan tickets. The band last performed in NYC in 2010 at the Madison Square Garden.
X Japan is considered to be one of the most influential band in the history of Japanese music. The band was formed in 1982 by two childhood friends, Yoshiki and Toshi hailing from Chiba. Both, Toshi and Yoshiki were interested in music from an early age. They made their first band named Dynamite in 1977 when they were just eleven years old. A year later, they changed the band name to Noise which disbanded in 1982. This was followed by a new band which they named X Japan.
The band started performing in Tokyo actively in 1985 and recorded the debut single I'll Kill You which was released the same year in June. Later that year, the band got a new member, Taiji the bassist who didn't stay with the band for long. The band released its second single Orgasm in 1986 on Extasy Records, the independent label founded by Yoshiki himself. In 1987, guitarist Pata joined them with whom they released singles No Connexion and Stab Me in the Back. The band's first well-known lineup was completed when Taiji and Pata joined the band officially.
X Japan participated in the Rock Monster event which was held at Kyoto Sports valley in 1987. A year later, the band released its debut album "Vanishing Point" on Extasy Records. The band went on an extensive tour in the support of the album. Within the first week of the release, the album sold around 10,000 copies and topped the Oricon Indies chart. On the second volume of the tour, the band made it to twenty more cities where they gave 24 shows.
The band's next tour in support of the second studio album "Blue Blood" was sold out in advance. The album was released on CBS/Sony Records a month after the tour started and made it to the number six on Oricon chart where it stayed for hundred weeks. The album sold 700,000 copies. With hit singles Kurenai and Endless Rain, "Blue Blood" is considered to be the band's first breakthrough. Apart from mainstream success, the album earned them the award of Grand Pix New Artist of the Year at the 1990 Japan Gold Disc Awards.
Following this, the band went to LA to work on their next album "Jealousy." They returned to Japan in June 1991 and released the album after a month. It topped the charts and remained at number one for fifty weeks. It has sold more than one million copies and is considered to be the band's best-selling album to date. The album produced chart-topping singles Say Anything and Silent Jealousy. In 1992, X Japan performed at three solo concerts at the Tokyo Dome after which Taiji left the band and was replaced by Heath.
With Heath, the band started recording their fourth album "Art of Life" which hit the stores in 1993 and was released by Atlantic Records. Though the album received critical reception and debuted at number one, it was followed by only two concerts. This was partly due to the issues arising between the band members who started their solo careers, leading to the disbanding of the band in 1997.
The band reunited in 2007 and started touring again with their pre-breakup lineup. Starting from 2008, the band performed extensively in Japan. Next year, the band played live in Hong Kong and Taiwan and made its US debut at the Madison Square Garden where they had announced to play in 2008 but the concert was postponed. The band then went on its first ever North American tour which included shows in Toronto, Chicago, Seattle, Oakland and Los Angeles.
After staying inactive for the following few years, the band released "The World ~X Japan Hatsu no Zensekai Best~," a compilation album in June 2014 and announced the dates for its US concert which you can become part of by getting X Japan tickets.
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Ranked number 40 on HMV Japan's list of the 100 most important Japanese music acts, the band are one of the biggest names in the country's music industry. Prices for X Japan Tickets vary over a large range, so it is difficult to give an exact price for the tickets. Simply visit the event's page on our website and view the list of available ticket prices. You will be sure to find a range that suits your budget requirements. You can also avail our various discount offers to get the best possible prices for your tickets.