All-Star Global Performers Include: The Chainsmokers, St. Vincent, Sarah Brightman, Scorpions, Jane Zhang, Lindsey Stirling, Nicole Scherzinger, and More
Theatrical Premiere Screenings Announced in September for London, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo- The music documentary film YOSHIKI: UNDER THE SKY will have its international premiere on September 7 at the AMC Empire 25 in New York City’s Times Square, featuring the world-renowned musician and composer YOSHIKI leading a global concert featuring today’s top musical artists.
Watch the film trailer: here.
Directed by YOSHIKI – composer, drummer, pianist, and leader of rock bands X Japan and The Last Rockstars – the project is the artist’s first feature film as director and was conceived during the recent period when musicians could not connect with their fans.
YOSHIKI has gathered an extraordinary collection of artists for a deeply emotional journey, including a heartbreaking interaction with the husband of a terminally ill fan and a celebration of voices joined from across international borders.
The film features powerful live performances by The Chainsmokers (USA), St. Vincent (USA), Sarah Brightman (UK), Scorpions (Germany), HYDE (Japan), SUGIZO (Japan), SixTONES (Japan), Jane Zhang (China), Lindsey Stirling (USA), Nicole Scherzinger (USA), and more.
Interspersed throughout the film are interviews with YOSHIKI about his passion for music and the pain of having lost loved ones. The film celebrates the healing power of music and YOSHIKI’s resolve to never give up.
YOSHIKI will appear at the New York event for a live audience Q&A. YOSHIKI will also appear in person at the London (September 11) and Los Angeles (September 14) premieres.
The film’s debut comes just one month before YOSHIKI will perform his Yoshiki Classical 10th Anniversary World Tour with Orchestra 2023 “REQUIEM”, headlining shows at Tokyo GardenTheater (Tokyo), Royal Albert Hall (London), Dolby Theater (L.A.), and CarnegieHall (New York). This tour will be the first time a Japanese artist has headlined all these historic venues.
YOSHIKI said, “When I first began working on this project, I didn’t know when wewould all be able to gather in the same place and share the joy of music.Coming together with these great artists from around the world, we were able tocreate a theatrical experience that I’m very proud of. I’m so grateful foreveryone who joined us on this journey.”
The critically-acclaimed documentary film about the YOSHIKI’s band X Japan – We Are X – was released in 2016 in 30 countries, winning awards at the SXSW and Sundance Film Festivals.
YOSHIKI: UNDER THE SKY – International Premieres:
September 7 – New York – AMC Empire 25Times Square (tickets) September 8 – Tokyo – Toho Cinemas (tickets)
September 11 – London – Odeon Covent Garden (tickets)
September 14 – Los Angeles – TLC Chinese 6 Hollywood (tickets)
YOSHIKI: UNDER THE SKY (USA, 91min., English and Japanese) An A List Media Entertainment Production. Produced by Sid Ganis, Mark Ritchie, Doug Kluthe, Aaron Latham-James. Directed by YOSHIKI. An Abramorama GlobalTheatrical Release.