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X Japan Planning Their First North American Tour

Japanese power metal band X Japan are returning to North America after their appearances at both Otakon and Lollapalooza. This marks the band's first complete tour of North America and their third performance in the continent after one-off shows in Los Angeles and Chicago.

The tour will be followed shortly by X Japan's first new album in fourteen years and their first without their late lead guitarist Hideto Matsumoto. The thirty times platinum band's tour dates are as follows:

Sat. Sep. 25, 2010
Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA(2,300)
Live Nation/Rich Best 323-769-4326
http://www.livenation.com/event/0900450C43CF895B

Tue. Sep. 28, 2010
Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA(2,800)
Another Planet/Allen scott 510-548-3010
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C00450CF12C80FA

Fri. Oct. 1, 2010 - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
Sun. Oct. 3, 2010 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC
Wed. Oct. 6, 2010 - Riviera, Chicago, IL
Thu. Oct. 7, 2010 - Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Sun. Oct. 10, 2010 - Roseland, New York, NY

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1. seth0et0holth writes:

f***ING KICKASS. Sign me up for LA if tickets are still available.... anyone who hasn't seen this band before and likes hard rock/gothic rock/heavy metal needs to give them a chance. Ignore the "weeaboos" and "fangirlies," despite attracting such absolutely pisspoor fans, the band itself is incredibly talented and deserves every bit of good press it's gotten in the US so far.

Yoshiki can drum better than Joey Jordison or Lars Ulrich, by the way.

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2. metalmayhem writes:

Well, since Lars is the worst drummer in the history of thrash and Joey Jordison drums for a nu metal band that makes perfect sense...

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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

great, japenese glam sh** comin to america! wonderful, didnt we get rid of that sh** (glam) in the 80s!!!!

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4. NixK writes:

@metalmayhem yoshiki can really drum much better than Joey Jordison or Lars Ulrich! and @brandedcfh420 if u don't like them just dont listen to them!

I so happy that they are finaly coming to US!! They fcking rule! We are X

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5. brandedcfh420 writes:

@ 4: trust me, i wont!!!

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6. seth0et0holth writes:

Actually, since Lars Ulrich and Joey Jordison are often listed at the top of the rankings for American metal drummers in most official polls, THAT is why I compared Yoshiki to them. He is FAR better than either could even hope to be, and they're what is currently upheld as "drummers" in the US.

Give me your personal favorite drummer and I'll tell you whether Yoshiki is better, how about that??? ;)

Don't trust my word for it: look up "Yoshiki drum solo On The Verge Of Destruction" or "Yoshiki drum solo 8/15/10 Yokohama." You will be impressed.... this man can drum.

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7. metalrox555@yahoo.com writes:

Branded being an idiot again... no way!

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8. metalrox555 writes:

Oops, put my email by accident D: lol

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9. Dasher10 writes:

1. it's not glam. it's visual kei. The difference is that that latter is actually a form of power metal which also has elements of punk and gothic rock. It's not about the image, it's about the music.

2. Yes, Yoshiki has an amazing technique.

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10. brandedcfh420 writes:

visual k = japenese glam. not saying they suck as a band, AM NOT SAYING THAT, just think that any type of glam is blah!!

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