Yoshiki and 4 Fini Surge Forward with Multi-Artist
Festival, May 25-26
SANTA MONICA, CA – Created by Japanese rock superstar YoshikiX JAPAN, Jrock Revolution, the first multi-artist music festival in North America to exclusively showcase Japanese rock music (jrock for short) straight from Japan, launches May 25 at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. of
Boasting a variety of artists, some of which have already performed and released albums in Europe, the U.S., and Japan, Jrock Revolution answers the wishes of curious music lovers and tens of thousands of jrock fans alike. The festival is scheduled to run May 25-26 and will feature alice nine., Vidoll, DuelJewel, Kagrra, Miyavi, DéspairsRay, Merry, girugamesh, and MUCC.
Jrock Revolution spawned as the brainchild of Yoshiki. With his ear for talent and intent to please audiences, Yoshiki senses the desires of jrock fans―and the desire for new music by all music fans. As the mentor and producer of globally successful jrock bands such as Dir en grey, Yoshiki is also responsible for introducing this pool of Japanese rock talent to an ever-growing Stateside audience.
Jrock Revolution will be managed by event production company 4 Fini, Inc., which produces the popular Vans Warped and Rockstar Taste of Chaos festival tours. When asked about Jrock Revolution, 4 Fini director Kevin Lyman replies:
"It's exciting to have 4 Fini involved with Jrock Revolution. We have always tried to involve the company in cutting-edge projects and this is one of them. With our past involvement working with Dir en grey, we look forward to another successful event."
Once an underground commodity, jrock is now a very real musical alternative for audiences everywhere. Thanks to the accessibility provided by the Internet, it has never been more popular than it is now. Flaunting pure musicality, immaculate artistry, and a remarkable rapport with listeners, Japanese rock artists have sparked international interest as they tour other countries, music festivals, and culture conventions outside of Japan.
Jrock Revolution simultaneously reflects jrock's increased popularity overseas, fulfills the dreams of existing fans, and creates a stylistically diverse entry point for alternative concertgoers by presenting a smorgasbord of the scene's hottest names in one place.
While this event may be the first of its kind, it certainly will not be the last one seen in the U.S.
On Sale: Saturday April 21st at 10am PST
Ticket Vendor: Ticketmaster
Price: $35 per day, $60 for two day pass to both nights
Night 1: alice nine., Kagrra, Miyavi, DuelJewel, Vidoll
Night 2: MUCC, girugamesh, Merry, Déspairs Ray
Doors will open at 7:00pm for both nights.