X Japan vocalist ToshI will embark on a charity concert tour next month, raising funds for the rebuilding efforts in the earthquake-stricken Tohoku region. He will perform 8 concerts in 4 cities, starting in Gifu on April 9 and continuing with Kanazawa, Osaka, and Fukuoka.
Although none of the concerts are in eastern Japan, which is currently suffering from a shortage of electricity, ToshI will still be conserving power by performing with an acoustic orchestra. During the tour, he will unveil his new song “Haru no Negai,” written by Yoshiki and songwriter Shida Masae for the recovery of the disaster-affected areas.
ToshI stated that he is currently unable to include any concerts in eastern Japan due to power and safety concerns, but he hopes to be able to add some in the future, depending on conditions in those areas.
X Japan bassist HEATH and LUNA SEA drummer Shinya will be participating in the tour as well.
In addition to the concert tour, the X Japan members and others will auction off personal items and donate all of the proceeds to the Japanese Red Cross.