YOSHIKI Will Be the First Japanese Artist To Be Honored by Placing His Handprints and Footprints in Cement at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood

YOSHIKI will join an exclusive list of legendary celebrities including Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Johnny Depp, Mariah Cary, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Hugh Jackman, and Vin Diesel. The ceremony will take place on September 14 at 10:30am USA PT.

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

YOSHIKI has sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record-breaking 18 times with his band X Japan and has performed at the world’s greatest venues and stages, some of which include Madison Square Garden, Wembley Arena, Coachella Music Festival, and Carnegie Hall.He has also composed Hollywood film soundtracks, a concerto for the Emperor of Japan, and the official theme song for the Golden Globe Awards. Recently, YOSHIKI assembled the new supergroup THE LAST ROCKSTARS.

“WE ARE X”, a documentary film on X JAPAN released in 2016 received awards at Sundance Film Festival and SXSW (South By Southwest), and was played in theatres around the world. This month, in September, his first feature documentary film as director, YOSHIKI: Under the Sky, will premiere in the US, UK, and Japan. YOSHIKI will perform his Yoshiki Classical 10th Anniversary World Tour with Orchestra 2023 “REQUIEM” in October, headlining shows at Tokyo Garden Theater (Tokyo – Oct. 7-9), Royal Albert Hall (London – Oct. 13), Dolby Theater (L.A. – Oct. 20), and Carnegie Hall (New York – Oct. 28). This tour will be the first time a Japanese artist has headlined all these historic venues.

YOSHIKI is internationally recognized for his long-term philanthropic activities and has donated over 2 million dollars to charity through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Yoshiki Foundation America. For his prolific philanthropic endeavors, he was chosen by Forbes as one of “Asia’s Top 30 Heroes of Philanthropy” in 2019 and received a Medal of Honor from the Japanese Government in 2021 for his support of the National Center for Global Health and Medicine and ongoing charitable works.

Ceremony and YOSHIKI: Under the Sky Film Premiere

WHEN:Thursday, September 14, 2023
9:30 AM — Media Check In
10:30-11:30 AM — Ceremony
7:00 PM – YOSHIKI: Under the Sky Film Premiere

WHERE: TCL Chinese Theatre(6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA)