Apr. 16th, 2009

paperclippy: (huh?)
...because I found out today that X Japan has reunited and is planning a WORLD tour this year, and that Yoshiki formed a supergroup with Gackt, Sugizo, and Miyavi (which played at Anime Expo in 2007 and NOBODY TOLD ME?). Also that apparently there was something called the JRock Revolution festival in LA where MUCC played. Also apparently Hyde has done several performances in the US. This is kind of like when I found out that L'Arc~en~Ciel was performing in Baltimore like two days before it happened.

Although I guess I can't call myself too much of a jrock follower in general because Dir en grey actually played in Indianapolis and I didn't go. Admittedly I haven't heard any of their albums from the past 8 years and they were playing as the opening act for Tool, who I hate, but still.

In any case, if X Japan actually does follow through with a world tour and comes to the US, I am so going. The trick is just finding out when/if tour dates are announced. Same with the supergroup S.K.I.N. (although apparently all they've done with it is announce that it exists). Yoshiki, Gackt, and Sugizo on the same stage? It's like a jrock fan's dream come true. (I admit, I know next to nothing about Miyavi.)

Yes, I realize that entire post was nonsense to 99% of you. :P I wish that jrock fandom could separate itself out from anime fandom, because they really can be quite different, and it's not like everyone in Japan who likes jrock music likes anime too. It would just be nice if jrock concerts existed outside of anime conventions here.

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