YOSHIKI Suddenly Cancels Tonight's On-Stage Performance in Mexico

Jesus Figueroa
(Info from press release)

Japanese rock star and classical composer YOSHIKI announced on Twitter today the sudden cancellation of his performance with Sarah Brightman scheduled for tonight (October 21) in Puebla, Mexico.

YOSHIKI was invited as a special guest composer/pianist by Brightman for the GRAMMY® Award-nominated soprano's "Starlight Symphony" tour, which began earlier this month with a series of exclusive engagements at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas before extending to Mexico. YOSHIKI’s standout performance was met with a standing ovation from enthusiastic crowds each night including YOSHIKI’s fans from all over the world.


YOSHIKI posted the announcement on his Twitter account this afternoon, just a few hours after thanking fans in Guadalajara and Monterrey for joining the classical performances earlier this week.


YOSHIKI's announcement comes after a non-stop international touring and promotion schedule in the past month, with multiple trips to the U.S., Japan, Mexico, and Europe, involving 28 classical performances in three countriespromotion of his successful Real Gold X/Y energy drinks with Coca-Cola, the sold-out launch of Y by Yoshiki x Champagne Pommery, numerous television appearances, and his top-rated competition talent series YOSHIKI SUPERSTAR PROJECT X.


It is unclear if YOSHIKI will be able to appear at his upcomingscheduled performances including Japan at this time.



YOSHIKI is a composer, classically-trained pianist, rock drummer, and the leader of the rock group X Japan. YOSHIKI was named "one of the most influential musicians and composers in Japanese history" by Consequence of Sound and is described by Billboard Magazine as "a musical innovator".

His worldwide projects include a song dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the Emperor of Japan's reign, the official theme song for the Aichi World Expo, Hollywood film soundtracks, and the official theme song for the prestigious Golden Globe Awards. Led by YOSHIKI, X Japan has sold over 30 million albums and singles, and has sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record-breaking 18 times. He was the first Asian musician to perform at the world's greatest music halls including Madison Square Garden, Wembley Arena, and a solo performance at Carnegie Hall.

In addition to his music activities, he is also a fashion icon as the designer of his high-fashion kimono brand YOSHIKIMONO and the first Japanese male to appear on the cover of Vogue Japan. In 2021, Baccarat selected YOSHIKI to design a Harcourt glass in celebration of its 180th anniversary. He is also the founder of Yoshiki Foundation America, a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit organization, and has long been committed to philanthropy. In 2022, YOSHIKI formed a business partnership with Coca-Cola Japan to launch the energy drinks Real Gold X and Real Gold Y.


YOSHIKI Website: yoshiki.net/

YOSHIKI Instagram:instagram.com/yoshikiofficial/
"Starlight Symphony" Tour Information: yoshiki.net/news/starlightsymphony

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