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Under the Sky Roadshow

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Offline Tahemet

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on: July 31, 2023, 08:55:31 PM
Under the Sky will finally be released.
I hope that an international release date will be announced soon.

By the look of it  Marilyn Manson has been removed from the project.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUY_uFlnts

https://twitter.com/YOSHIKI_mobile/status/1686092857114046464/photo/1



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Reply #1 on: August 01, 2023, 08:22:30 AM
Oh nice.  :) :) Would love to see that.

I just realized something. You know what would make this project a lot better? If among all these musicians that are friends with Yoshiki, there was also Toshi...
« Last Edit: August 01, 2023, 08:33:56 AM by Kasumi »

While I'm away, read this line again...


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Reply #2 on: August 01, 2023, 09:53:44 AM
The question is: Was Toshi asked and he rejected the invitation or wasn't he even asked?




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Reply #3 on: August 01, 2023, 01:32:00 PM
I really miss Toshi :'(

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Reply #4 on: August 01, 2023, 02:24:11 PM
Toshi doesn't seem to miss X Japan.
No word about the Angel release.



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Reply #5 on: August 01, 2023, 07:51:48 PM
Apart from us nobody seems to miss X Japan :-\ . Anyway this is not an X Japan project.
As a matter of fact the band doesn't exist any more and I think the breackup between Yoshiki and Toshi is final.

Toshi was not called because he would answer 'no' or Toshi was called (I don't believe it) and answered 'no', or Yoshiki simply doesn't want to involve Toshi in his projects and in his life anymore.
What we see is Yoshiki doing his things and the other members doing theirs.
I think Yoshiki keeps in touch only with Sugizo - and perhaps sometimes with Pata - (but Yoshiki / Sugizo doesn't mean 'X Japan').

Anyway I miss Toshi all the same, but I'll get over it  8)
I'm curious to see the live show and I'm happy the movie will come out.
P.S. I don't miss Marilyn Manson ;D
« Last Edit: August 01, 2023, 08:42:13 PM by helenmoon »

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Reply #6 on: August 02, 2023, 07:18:02 AM
I admit I liked the piano version of Sweet Dreams, but I won't miss Marilyn Manson.

it sucks for Yoshiki though as they had collaborated on several songs.

Hm...I wonder if the release of "Under the Sky" was delayed that much to see if it would be less controversial to include Manson at one point.



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Reply #7 on: August 02, 2023, 11:00:26 AM
Seeing this just makes me so sad.

I'VE GOT EXTASY, BUT I FEEL THE TEAR IS FALLING DOWN


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Reply #8 on: August 02, 2023, 11:59:51 AM
Seeing this just makes me so sad.

why exactly?
that Toshi is missing?



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Reply #9 on: August 02, 2023, 12:05:08 PM
Yeah, because this could've been a great X Japan event, but stuff like this just highlights how shitty the whole situation is. To me anyways.

I'VE GOT EXTASY, BUT I FEEL THE TEAR IS FALLING DOWN


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Reply #10 on: August 02, 2023, 01:00:01 PM
I know, I know.  :-(




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Reply #11 on: August 03, 2023, 02:02:14 PM
The question is: Was Toshi asked and he rejected the invitation or wasn't he even asked?
My guess would be that right now they are not talking with each other at all. Which is sad. But I guess we just have to accept that they are not friends anymore. Merely business partners.  :(

While I'm away, read this line again...


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Reply #12 on: August 04, 2023, 09:49:23 PM

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My guess would be that right now they are not talking with each other at all. Which is sad. But I guess we just have to accept that they are not friends anymore. Merely business partners.  :(
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I don't think they are 'business partners' anymore because there's no business at all.



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Reply #13 on: August 04, 2023, 10:39:52 PM

I don't think they are 'business partners' anymore because there's no business at all.

Even sadder. But somehow they released Angel. Toshi would at least have to agree to his voice being used, right?

While I'm away, read this line again...


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Reply #14 on: August 05, 2023, 12:16:45 AM

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Even sadder. But somehow they released Angel. Toshi would at least have to agree to his voice being used, right?
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You wrote 'they' released Angel. I have the feeling that 'Yoshiki' released Angel. It seems that no one from X Japan involved in this except
Yoshiki. Somehow Toshi's voice is just a part of the song, that's all. Well, I don't even know what I am saying.



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Reply #15 on: August 25, 2023, 12:05:40 PM
Who will watch Under the Sky?

I have tickets for the London premiere



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Reply #16 on: September 17, 2023, 10:46:16 PM
Who will watch Under the Sky?

I have tickets for the London premiere

Tell me moar!!!11!  ;D


positively unsure。


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Reply #17 on: September 19, 2023, 11:30:20 AM
Initially I had no plans to fly to London until I heard that a friend from Spain was going.
At first I thought it was a bit crazy to do that but all my friends are horrible enablers who told me to go  ;)  (I love them for that)
in 2016 I went to Amsterdam to see the European premiere of "we are X", so I guess flying to London continued the trend to me being a crazy fangirl.  ;)

Odeon is a cinema chain in the UK, and the Odeon close to Covent Garden sure looks like an old classic movie theater but it is very dated.
When I discovered the more modern luxury versions of the Odeon cinemas close to Leicester Square it felt a bit as if "Under the Sky" had been banned to a backyard cinema,
They didn't even have a poster up outside until 2 hours before the screening but the movie was sold out anyway.
I asked if I could have the poster after the screening...but they said no.  :'(
They made up for it by playing X Japan songs in the lobby.

What can I say about the movie?
It is part concert movie, part a movie for fans about fans, part a movie about going on after hard times and the healing power of music.
There isn't really anything new, nothing which differs from what Yoshiki already said. At least when you have been a fan for some time.
There was a bigger segment about a widower who talked about his wife and how Yoshiki's music helped her in the final stages of her sickness before she passed away.

The videos people submitted for the Endless Rain project were used for for "Under the Sky" and that was a big goosebump moment. But I was very glad that I wasn't featured as one of the singers. But it was surely very nice for some fans.

The credits ended with "to be continued"

Would I watch it again? Of course!
If you are a fan you don't want to miss it,. (if you don't like Yoshiki then probably not)

There was a Q&A after the movie and the interviewer was really well prepared. Something you don't always see. I forgot his name (I am bad with names) but he said that he has been doing music documentaries.

After the Q&A Yoshiki spent some time with his fans, signing stuff, selfies, etc.
I gave him a little gift and thanked him for coming to Europe to show the movie and spending time with his fans.
He looked at me and said "We met before!".....FLOORED. My IQ plummeted to non-measurable levels at that moment and all I managed was to say a location.

All in all a wonderful day in London and meeting quite a few of my fellow X Japan fans. (my body wasn't too happy about two really early flight and pulling an all-nighter ...but it was totally worth it and I would do it all over again)



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Reply #18 on: September 19, 2023, 02:13:19 PM
'He looked at me and said "We met before!".....FLOORED.'😍 'My IQ plummeted to non-measurable levels at that moment and all I managed was to say a location.'
WOOOOW!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
So happy for you  8) ;D

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Reply #19 on: September 19, 2023, 02:50:07 PM
Thank you! <3
Never ever would I have expected anything like that. Not even in my wildest dreams (and those are pretty WILD).
The way he looked at me, I mean REALLY looked at me, not just seeing that someone was standing in front of him and then saying "We met before!"
It feels like a dream!

I guess acting like a fool in front of your idol does make an impression...rofl
Long story short...I once had a selfie opportunity  and tried to take a selfie without flipping the screen! 
(he has a terrible affect on my IQ)
Soooo embarrassing! But he was very kind about it and hey, I got another opportunity to pose with him!
And it seems I made an impression



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Reply #20 on: September 19, 2023, 08:05:13 PM
So cool you met him!



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Reply #21 on: September 19, 2023, 08:12:20 PM
Thanks for telling us your experience. I am so happy for you! Did you take any photos of the cinema inside/outside or even some pics of Yoshiki?



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Reply #22 on: September 19, 2023, 08:52:32 PM
Thanks for telling us your experience. I am so happy for you! Did you take any photos of the cinema inside/outside or even some pics of Yoshiki?

you find them on my twitter account. fortunately the lightning in the movi theater wasn't the best during the interview
https://twitter.com/Tanebet



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Reply #23 on: September 19, 2023, 10:30:14 PM

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you find them on my twitter account. fortunately the lightning in the movi theater wasn't the best during the interview
https://twitter.com/Tanebet
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Thank you! The photos are quite nice! Your twitter account is full of Yoshiki, LOL



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Reply #24 on: September 20, 2023, 04:30:16 AM
I mainly use Twitter to get points for Yoshiki's Socialtoaster.
So yeah, the content is like 95% Yoshiki related.
I am not the biggest fan of Twitter (I refuse to call it X) and use another platform to stay in touch with my friends.
(who still have to endure quite a bit of Yoshiki related posts....lol)



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Reply #25 on: September 20, 2023, 11:45:25 AM
He looked at me and said "We met before!".....FLOORED.

Sorry to burst your bubble but he says that to many fans ;) He said that same sentence to Dutch fans during the We Are X premier a few years ago.



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Reply #26 on: September 20, 2023, 12:22:43 PM
Maybe, maybe not!
No need to say it if it isn't true IMHO.
And why take the time to do it if he basically mobbed by a bunch of fans who want selfies and autographs and you could just make fans happy with that?
Thinking I was someone else? Possible as well.

Anyway I have the opportunity to test that theory in October  ;)
Until then no one will burst my happy bubble  ;D



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Reply #27 on: September 20, 2023, 07:01:29 PM
Maybe, maybe not!
No need to say it if it isn't true IMHO.
And why take the time to do it if he basically mobbed by a bunch of fans who want selfies and autographs and you could just make fans happy with that?
Thinking I was someone else? Possible as well.

Anyway I have the opportunity to test that theory in October  ;)
Until then no one will burst my happy bubble  ;D

If I were you, I won't even care if he really remember you or not. The most important thing is, that you have met him!



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Reply #28 on: September 21, 2023, 08:23:03 AM

If I were you, I won't even care if he really remember you or not. The most important thing is, that you have met him!

You are right, at the end of the day it only matters that he gives his fans the opportunity to meet him and to talk to him!
He didn't give just a view alibi autographs before storming out of the cinema.
I had the opportunity to do what I wanted to do. So I am good either way.



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Reply #29 on: October 30, 2023, 09:23:38 PM
Under the Sky returns to London.
There will be another Q & A with Yoshiki in December

https://www.music-news.com/news/Underground/165731/YOSHIKI-Under-The-Sky-documentary-feat-Sarah-Brightman-The-Chainsmokers-Nicole-Scherzinger-St-Vincent?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Why London again?
They already had a screening in September.
Might there be a promotour like the one we had for "We are X"
I couldn't find anything yet.