X JAPAN @ YOKOHAMA ARENA day 2 by Kotaro MANABE
Pata: *in English* Hi, I’m Pata.
Heath: *in Japanese* Nice to meet you. I’m Heath.
Q: X Japan last played in NY in 2010 as part of the world tour in 2011. In this October, X Japan will be playing in Madison Square Garden in New York City and later Yokohama Arena in December. Will there be another world tour in the next year or sometime in the foreseeable future?
Yoshiki: Actually, we’re playing at the Yokohama Arena September 30th, not December 1st, almost 10 days before Madison Square Garden. Yes, we’re actually going to be announcing some kind of shows in Madison Square Garden, but right now, we’re concentrating on Madison Square Garden. Right now it’s MSG, MSG, MSG. *laughs* But it’s a possibility.
Q: Are these shows to promote your album or are these just great opportunities for X Japan?
Yoshiki: Well, we haven’t released an album in a long time, but we just released a ‘Best of’ a few months ago. Our history is about 22 years ago. We had a press conference at Madison Square Garden-not Madison Square Garden-in New York, at Rockefeller Center. We signed with Atlantic Record and it was a big deal. We were suppose to release an album that, but other things happen. Than 22 years later, we can come to New York and play shows like now. I can’t really tell you why we’re doing this at Madison Square Garden, but you’re going to know soon. There is something going on. Soon. *smiles*