The Last Rockstars to Perform in the US for Three Nights

The recently debuted Japanese rock star quartet feature members of the most well known rock bands in Japan: Yoshiki and Sugizo of X Japan, Miyavi, and Hyde of L’arc-en-Ciel. The newly formed group released their first single a day shy of Christmas Eve in 2022, and they made their live debut on NHK’s Red and White Song Battle.

In a press conference held on November 10th, 2022, Yoshiki described the group as the “Avengers coming together.” Their reasoning behind creating such a group is their desire to revive the vigor of Japanese rock and to inspire others the same way glamour rock influenced them in the past. Sugizo mentioned that they felt rock bands and rock stars have become an “endangered species” and that their band name is a testament to their desire to revive rock stars.

When asked if they’ll be performing in Europe, other parts of Asia, or at music festivals, Yoshiki answered that they will be taking each performance “stage by stage.” They’ll consider each concert as they’re protective of each show because they take pride in quality over quantity. Miyavi interjected that they should do over 100 shows since they’ll only have 94 to go after their tour.

Given their years of experience and ambitions, fans are curious how they’ll be able to contain their combined energy in one venue. The quartet will be making a two-stop tour in the United States, with two nights in New York and closing off their Live Debut in Los Angeles.

THE LAST ROCKSTARS Live Debut 2023 – US Stops
February 3 and 4: NY Hammerstein Ballroom
February 10: LA Hollywood Palladium

Kalai Chik

Pop culture writer focusing on animation, music, and games. Los Angeles native, USC alumni, and contributor for Asia Pacific Arts since 2015. Follow me on Twitter, @kalai_chik.

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