Yoshiki, bandleader of legendary rock band X Japan, is raising money for charity by auctioning off a dinner for two with him in LA or Tokyo. Here's how you can place your bid to win the night of a lifetime! 

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Prize Description

Yoshiki Foundation America is offering a lucky fan and their guest the chance to have dinner with Yoshiki, pianist, drummer, and bandleader of the biggest global rock band X Japan, in Los Angeles or Tokyo, Japan.

This is a priceless once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet one of the most famous icons in the world. Don’t miss this incredible experience!

Yoshiki, one of Asia's most influential music artists and biggest rock icons, is a songwriter, drummer and classically trained pianist. His rock group X Japan has sold 30-million singles and albums combined, and filled the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome a record 18 times. Now the band's popularity is spreading throughout the world, having recently completed a sold-out World Tour, performing in North America, Europe, Latin America, and South East Asia. In 2014, Yoshiki announced Part 1 of his Yoshiki Classical World Tour, which took place in 10 different countries (US, Mexico, Russia, Germany, France, United Kingdom, China, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan).

Yoshiki’s multi-faceted career includes collaboration with the legendary Stan Lee, who created a hero based on Yoshiki, on a comic series, Blood Red Dragon. In addition, Yoshiki recently debuted the Hello Kitty theme song at Hello Kitty Con in Los Angeles. The song will be released at a later date in multiple languages. Yoshiki composed the theme song for the Golden Globes®. He also composed and conducted the Super World Orchestra at the opening ceremony of the World Expo. Yoshiki’s compositions also include a piano concerto that he performed alongside a 77-piece orchestra celebrating the tenth year of the Emperor of Japan's reign.

Currently, Yoshiki is working on a documentary with director Stephen Kijak (Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, The Rolling Stones documentary: Stones In Exile) and Award-winning producer John Battsek (Searching For Sugarman, The Imposter). The feature documentary will cover the tumultuous evolution of X Japan.

The band recently performed at New York’s Madison Square Garden with director Stephen Kijak as the principal photographer at the band’s historical performance.

Yoshiki Foundation America 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation:
Yoshiki put his own favorite “crystal” piano up for auction in 2011, to help provide aid for the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami. Over the last years, Yoshiki Foundation has donated over $300,000 to the following charities: Make-A-Wish Foundation, Japan Red Cross, and St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.

Proceeds from this item will benefit The MusiCares® Foundation.

About the Charities 

THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture — from the artistic and technical legends of the past to the still unimagined musical breakthroughs of future generations of music professionals. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with The Recording Academy to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage.

MUSICARES provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.

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