X Japan signs 3-year contract with EMI Music North America
Rock band X Japan has signed a 3-year exclusive agreement with EMI Music for production and distribution of their music in North America. Their first release through EMI is the single “Jade,” scheduled for March 15. This will be the band’s first single in North America, and their first CD single anywhere since “THE LAST SONG” in 1998.
X Japan successfully completed their first U.S. tour last summer, which included their debut U.S. performance at the rock festival Lollapalooza.
said that they have plans for an album this summer, with about half of it being new songs. Naturally, they are also aiming to do a tour for the album before the end of the year.
Yoshiki also stated that the band is currently negotiating for releases in other countries, particularly Europe and other parts of Asia.
In addition, Yoshiki announced that he is getting his own regular radio show, called “YOSHIKI RADIO,” on the U.S.-based satellite radio service Sirius XM. The show is currently planned as a one-hour broadcast once a month, starting in February.