On Sunday, Yoshiki announced that X Japan intends to play at this year’s Lollapalooza festival, scheduled for August 6-8 in Chicago. Tentative reports of X Japan performing there first surfaced last month, but now it appears that the possibility will become a reality.
As a voting member of the Recording Academy, Yoshiki attended the Grammys on Sunday night. During an interview by reporters on the red carpet, Yoshiki revealed the news about Lollapalooza. It is said that X Japan received an offer from the festival’s organizers to play on the main stage, and the band has decided to take it. A formal announcement with details is expected to be made later this month.
X Japan would be the first Japanese artist to perform on Lollapalooza’s main stage. It would also be the band’s first U.S. concert, though they already have plenty of fans around the world. They had planned a world tour in 2009, but due to various circumstances, they canceled most of their shows. However, if all goes well, X Japan is aiming to revive the world tour this year, starting with the Lollapalooza performance.