Win Tickets To See X Japan Live In Concert!

Posted on Sep 22 2010

You read that right! 91.8 The Fan is giving you a chance to see X Japan live in concert. The rules are simple and you’ve got about two weeks to make it happen.

For those of you in the dark:

X Japan has been around in some form or another since 1976. Evolving from a group of kids known as Noise, the band became known as X in ’83. After hitting it big in Japan, they set their sites internationally, and changed their name to X Japan in order to not conflict with bands from other countries. Through their changes, however, they have always had their own unique presence in the music world. From one end of the planet to the other they have millions of fans, including even the Japanese Prime Minister. And now, they are coming to North America.


X Japan is currently touring the US at the following locations:

  • Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA on September 25th
  • Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA on September 28th
  • Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA on October 1st
  • Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC Canada on October 3rd
  • Riviera, Chicago, IL on October 6th
  • Massey Hall, Toronto, ON Canada on October 7th
  • Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY on October 10th

We’ll be giving away four pairs of tickets for three of these locations. So just in case we don’t have you covered, you can purchase your tickets at TicketMaster (or E-Tix if you’re gonna catch them in Chicago).

If you’re located near Los Angeles, New York, or Seattle, or are willing to make the pilgrimage out there, we’ve got what you’re looking for! We have two pair of tickets to give away to those fancy people in LA, and one pair for New York and another pair for Seattle. We do not have any tickets for any other location besides the three that were just listed!

The question now is – how do I win these awesome prizes?

  • First thing’s first, just sign up to the site to comment on this post.
  • Make sure to tell us what pair of tickets you’re looking for! If we don’t know which pair of tickets you’re scouting, we won’t know what ones to give you if you win.
  • Give us a reason why you want to see X Japan. This can be long, short, funny, serious, or all of the above. Be creative and tell us what seeing them means to you!

That’s all you have to do. Simple enough, right? You have until 12:00 PM PST on the 23rd to comment. We will announce the winners only three hours later, at 3:00 PM PST, on that same day. Winners will have their answers read on-air, and must contact us immediately for their prize!

Make sure to spread the contest to all your friends, family, and anyone else you want to take with you. The more people you know who enter, the better chance they’ll invite you to come along. Also, make sure to visit X Japan’s website and give a huge thank you to Chase Wang for helping to organize this event. Best of luck!

*Please note that if it is your first time posting on the site it will have to be approved as such please be patient.

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Comments
  • Cameron September 13, 2010 at 2:20 PM

    Massey Hall, Toronto, ON Canada

    Umm… reason I want to see X Japan … Ahh… It’ll give me a reason to get off my computer for once in my life?

    • Kanashimi September 14, 2010 at 2:33 PM

      Please edit your post after reading the rules. We’re giving away tickets for the Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle locations only. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Cameron September 15, 2010 at 5:09 PM

        Oh, how lame and blind of me… This option is farther enforced by the fact that I can not locate the edit button…

        New York, in that case then.

  • Drago142222 September 13, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY on October 10th
    i want them so then i can give to someone else as an apology gift for somthing stupid i did

  • lilycat101 September 13, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    Roseland Ballroom, New York City, New York on October 10th

    My reasoning is so i can see the next biggest japanese band in america! And see the amazing drummer that has his how hello kitty! koshikitty! <3 I'm kinda weird for my anime obsessions and having the japanese bands take over america is going to prove all of those mocking people wrong!

  • Zero Gravity September 13, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY on October 10th

    because they wanna see me, I don’t care that they don’t know me, but universally, everyone wants to see me worship them

  • ZEROINTELIGENCE September 13, 2010 at 4:02 PM

    Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA on September 25th

    My dad hasn’t had any luck with work, and told me that I won’t be able to go. Its been my dream ever since I saw a X Japan live concert on youtube (4 years ago). And I have been wishing for years that one day X Japan would eventually play in the US. Also want my dad see what a legendary Japanese band can do in live concerts.
    Then years later to come, I will talk to my friends of how the concert was an ART OF LIFE!

  • ZEROINTELIGENCE September 13, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    3:00 PM!!! AH! I don’t think I will make it ๐Ÿ™
    School ends at 2:39 and it takes like 30 or more minutes to get home AH!
    I got to pull off a miracle, or get sick to stay in home. OMG! And how do we contact you. I should have read the rest! Sorry for commenting twice -_-“

    • Kanashimi September 13, 2010 at 6:33 PM

      It’s fine, we’ll also post an entry on the site about who won. We just have to make sure that the names of the Los Angeles winners get in that day to assure they get their ticket.

      • ZEROINTELIGENCE September 13, 2010 at 7:28 PM

        OH that’s good to here, thank you for clearing that out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sorkai September 13, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY on October 10th
    I would love to win because I love all things japanese and you’d be giving me a chance to see it live and in person! Also because I’m a cancer survivor! But in all seriousness because i’m to poor and unemployed and young to make money to buy tickets on my own to go to these events so i resort to giveaways i never win.

  • thefraternization September 13, 2010 at 7:33 PM

    Riviera, Chicago, IL on October 8th
    My reason is because I’m just now branching out on my own and if I won these tickets it would be a very fun road trip for me. I love to travel and this would be a new place for me, so it’d be quite an adventure that I’d love to have and remember.

    • Kanashimi September 14, 2010 at 2:34 PM

      Please edit your post to change your location. We’re giving away tickets for the Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle locations only. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nyobear September 13, 2010 at 7:40 PM

    The Roseland Ballroom – New York, NY – October 10th

    I would want/love/beyond greatly appreciate winning these tickets because X-Japan is one of the greatest pioneers of Japanese Rock and without them a great part of my musical life would be missing. They’ve done so much that it would be a one in a lifetime experience for me to see them. Aside from that this would probably be one of the greatest experiences for me to share with my best friend Catherine. I know that she almost worships them and I think giving her the chance to see them with me would be a priceless moment in both of our lives.

  • SilentxSerenade September 13, 2010 at 8:15 PM

    If I were to win/earn the tickets to the Roseland Ballroom New York, NY tickets to see X Japan on October 11th, I would give them to a friend of mine who treasures metal and X-Japan.
    This friend is an incredible person and an incredible friend to me. It is not uncommon for him to put his work and his own issues aside to help me with my work or my issues.

    The College he attends–because many colleges that he preferred couldn’t give him enough Financial Aid–pretty much promised him the world, but can’t/won’t deliver. Due to horribly arranged priorities, the school keeps cutting back on the few options available to a computer science student like him. In order to save himself from this situation, he is taking many more credits than most students and working 10 hours in hopes that he can transfer.

    While he keeps his outward displays of frustration for the most part hidden, He is too busy sometimes to be around our friends, and I worry because I KNOW he isn’t giving himself a chance to have fun. Getting these tickets would mean the world to me, because they would at least give him a day to enjoy himself thoroughly.

    Thank you.

  • grimdefeat September 13, 2010 at 9:39 PM

    L.A.
    reason sounds like some intersting stuff would love to go see them plus I have been wanting to get out of utah for i dont know how long now

  • Marpolo 1991 September 14, 2010 at 1:02 AM

    Seattle WA,

    Being able to go see X Japan to me would be an amazing experience. The reason being is that since I was 5 (now I am 19) anime has always been a part of my life and growing up in a small farming community I knew of of only a few people how shared my interest in anime outside of some of the more mainstream anime like Pokemon, Naruto, or even Digimon, let alone the music from those series or Japanese music in general. So i have felt alone in that aspect, but when i heard of 91.8 the fan I felt connected to a community that was always there just couldnโ€™t see, a real eye opener if you will. Being able to attend the X Japan Concert would be great because it would allow me to meet with other fans of the same type of music that I enjoy listening to in person and truly connect with others like me. That is why I want to go see X Japan.

  • Leviathan Mist September 14, 2010 at 1:11 AM

    Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA on October 1st

    Well so far I’ve only heard one song by them, but I’d love to hear more, and I’ve never been to a concert involving a Japanese band before. It would be a new experience for me, to say the least. Besides, they’re free tickets, and who doesn’t want free tickets, right? I only hope I’ll have the means and the money to make the trip if I do win.

  • PowerOfRamen September 14, 2010 at 1:37 AM

    Riviera, Chicago, IL on October 6th

    I want to go see X Japan because I heard they are amazing. My primary reason though is not that. I want to take my best friend, an old friend who has drifted apart from me. Sometimes I was unreasonable and I would love to make it up to him somehow. I want to show him that I still remember and care about him. I know for a fact that he would love this.

    • Kanashimi September 14, 2010 at 2:35 PM

      Please read the entire post so this doesn’t happen. We’re giving away tickets for the Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle locations only. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • PowerOfRamen September 15, 2010 at 4:51 AM

        I can’t seem to find how to edit my post but it doesn’t matter. I wouldn’t be able to make it. I rather let someone else win them. Good luck to everyone else!

  • ZIMdudeAlchemist September 14, 2010 at 2:22 AM

    Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA on September 25th

    The main reason why I would love to see them live is that they one of the first few bands that my friends introduced me into J-Rock, and I thought they had a wicked sick sound. We’re both huge fans of this bands and would be so stocked if we get these tickets. I would even sell a few of my games and manga just for gas money for the trip.

  • mystra September 14, 2010 at 2:29 AM

    i’d love to win the NYC tickets. my bf has been listening to them since he was 14 (he’s 26 now) and would probably cry if he got to see Japan X live. Hide was and is one of his all time favourite musicians and he’s been ranting non-stop about this concert. we’ve been trying to figure out a way for us to go but we just can’t afford for both of us to go. it would be an awesome surprise to share this with him.

  • BlackDemiAngel September 14, 2010 at 4:05 AM

    Roseland Ballroom- NYC!! October 10!!

    I never had the chance to actually go to concert before (sad I know) and going to see X-Japan of all groups would be soooo epic as my first concert experience! I recently started to listen to them and they’re to epic to describe! My favorite X-Japan song is Kurenai which was also the first song I heard from them. Having to see one of my favorite bands here in the US,in NYC mind you, would be awesome!

  • XGP15A-II September 14, 2010 at 8:19 AM

    Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY on October 10th
    Seeing X JAPAN live would be a chance for me to experience the first Japanese band I ever heard, and my favorite ever since. When I first learned of them (~2002), they had long disbanded, but the legacy was still alive and strong, as it is today. I would like to be part of the legacy of a band that since 1978 has been through both success and hardship but has managed to retain its standing as one of the greatest Japanese bands ever.

  • lordofdope September 14, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA on October 1st

    I’ve always wanted to see a Japanese band live(I’ve never actually herd them, but I hear they’re awesome)!…that & I’ve only been to like 2 other concerts…I just think it’d be fun & a new experience!

  • slifertheskydragon September 14, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA on September 28th

    NOTHING EVER HAPPENS IN NORCAL!!! D8 I missed so many j-pop artists who went to SF (I WAS able to be lucky to catch An Cafe in SF on their world tour II and Lm.C @ Fanime though!) and i do NOT wanna miss X-Japan!!! Dx I’d bring my j-pop/anime otaku friend w/me fo’ sho man,

    • slifertheskydragon September 14, 2010 at 4:24 PM

      oh wait i didn’t read all the way xDDD

      nvrmind i’ll just buy tix XDDD

  • Richard S September 14, 2010 at 7:33 PM

    Hey everyone! TheNinja4759 here. No, I haven’t left you all, nor have the evil spirits forced me to leave the site. If you are wondering where I have been, then wonder no longer. I have been having extreme computer problems, and it has been very difficult to tune in. I miss everyone lots, and don’t fret! I am trying my hardest to come back, so hang in there! With only my trusty Zune HD to keep me online, everything has been hard, especially finding work. If you want to keep in contact during my absence, friend me on Facebook.

    http://www.facebook.com/themuffinninja

    I love and miss you all very much, and I hope to see you in the IRC soon!!
    ~TheNinja4759, aka Richard.

    • EagleEyes September 15, 2010 at 6:32 AM

      ZOMG Ninjas ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • l1lxd3v1l September 14, 2010 at 11:03 PM

    Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

    I would love to win free tickets to see X Japan because I want to experience everything like people such as fans and talk to them, supporting and cheering for X Japan, meeting them, spread words about X Japan about how great and wonderful they are! I love X Japan and they are one of the greatest jrock bands. X Japan have inspired me with their music and style.

  • TYPEMOON September 14, 2010 at 11:29 PM

    Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

    OK this is my plan, I want to convert my older brother to J rock. It is easier said than done. He is sorta like a rockhead fan and he nearly goes broke every so often from buying CDs and whatnot so i think free tickets to a J rock concert would get his attention. He is kinda closed minded and looks down of foreign music, he even said he liked the sex pistols and quickly changed his mind when he found out they were from europe but he has changed since then. I know he likes the music of X Japan cause i play the instrumentals around him to get his interest on purpose, hehe. Now with your offer of concert tickets i want to finish the job by getting him to experience kickass music from a badass band. I believe listening to music is one thing but experiencing it is another. I will lure him to LA by saying we will go partying at some club and pull a 180 and go to the concert. To be honest its not all for my brother, I want to see them too! I would buy tickets but I am on a low budget this month because I had to buy new books for college and I cant break responsibilities set out for myself. If I win the tickets, It would be a Godsend and break this melancholy from the new semester. May X Japan create a new empire and dynasty in America.

  • amy0817 September 15, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

    My little sister and I grew up listening to X-Japan in Korea, it was really hard to get their original albums since it was banned to sell Japanes music in public music store in Korea around ’90s ( Now they sell Japanese album everywehere), we could only get copied tapes or CDs or videos back then since getting their real album would cost us so much. It was our dream to get their original album in our hands one day.

    I fell in love with Yoshiki and his amazing talent with music. I’ve always dreamt of learning how to play the drum and later I got in to college I finally started to take drum lessons. Love X-Japan’s inspring music.

    We were so sad when they decided to retire and watched the video of their last show at Tokyo dome over and over again hoping someday they will come back to the stage for their fans.

    My sister was so shocked to find out about the death of Hide, since she loved Hide so much. My sister was only 9 years old and I was in middle school back then and I remember how long she cried and cried. We promised to go to Japan someday and visit Hide museum .

    We found out they did the show in Hollywood recently and so bumped that we didn’t get to go and WOULD BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL for 91.8 LOVE to go and DIE TO SEE X-JAPAN’S SHOW in person. WE WOULD LISTEN 91.8 ALL THE TIME FOREVER so please consider us to give this amazing chance to go to their show.

    Thank you.

  • ladylusea September 15, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    Seattle, WA

    Why would I like to see them? Mainly because they have been the biggest inspiration in my life musically for the past 10 years.

  • anonymous_ps September 15, 2010 at 7:48 PM

    Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA on September 25th

    Seeing X JAPAN live in LA on their 1st US Tour would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience…which is why I quickly bought a ticket to the show already! ๐Ÿ˜› However, it was pretty expensive when totaled with the upcoming cost of gas and a hotel, so unfortunately, my parents won’t be able to go to the show with me. ๐Ÿ™ Now parents don’t seem like a good thing to take to a show for any reason, but my parents are not normal by any means…they’re ROCKERS!! ๐Ÿ˜€ My mom just loves high vocals and crazy drummers. She’s watched X JAPAN DVDs and videos with me and said she’d love to at the very least see Yoshiki live. My dad always appreciates a good metal band-especially when they put on an outstanding light and pyro show, which is why he loves X JAPAN. (He was even in Tokyo, Japan back in the day when X JAPAN would have been playing some of their biggest classic shows, but very unluckily, never stumbled upon their music! xD My dad wants to make up for that loss so badly!!) And for me…X JAPAN is the most talented band out there. I’ve tried to think of another band that could rival them, and I simply can’t. X JAPAN and hide have not only truly inspired me in music and art, but they changed the entire face of music for all of Japan. Now the rest of the world is about to find out why. With these tickets, me and the ‘rents could join that discovery. X JAPAN, a ROCK show good enough for the whole family! ;D

  • MarioKnight September 16, 2010 at 7:31 PM

    Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY on October 10th

    In the late 90s when I got broadband internet, I discovered a couple internet radio stations. One of my favorite had X Japan and I instantly fell in love with the group. I listened to many of their songs over the years, amazed by every one. A couple years ago when Rock Band 2 came out and 20 free songs were said to come with the game, the news of I.V. by X Japan being one of the songs made me jump for joy. I impatiently waited the couple weeks to download it, annoying many of my friends about it. The song fit in the game perfectly, and best of all, my friends loved it too. No matter what group of friends I play with, that song almost always gets played. X Japan is an amazing group and I would love to have a chance to see them live. ^_^

  • tiamat September 17, 2010 at 4:53 AM

    It was a total road of discovery which lead me to X JAPAN, so I think the ultimate destination for the end of that road would undoubtedly be X JAPAN live in concert.

    I found out about the band only months after they had officially gotten back together, though at the time I wasn’t aware of that. I only knew that they were an older band with amazing music that I instantly fell in love with; so much so that I can’t even imagine how my life might be now had I never heard their sound.

    3 years ago a fire broke out at my grandparent’s house (both of whom are Japanese) and due to their old age, were relocated to a Japanese nursing home. Sadly, only a year later my grandmother passed away and it became even more obvious than before that the house would not be returned to. Thus I was given the task of removing all items and furniture that had not been damaged and to organize them for the entire family to later sort through should they want to take something with them. While doing this I came across many things- things I remembered seeing around the house as a child and new things which I found interesting or aesthetically pleasing (clothing, books, pieces of art, etc), all of which were Japanese or Japanese influenced. The sadness of losing my grandmother and the beauty of some of these items prompted me to take them home; they were keepsakes of my childhood, my grandparents’ existence, and ultimately, unbeknownst to me at the time, the starting point of the journey that would lead to Japanese music and above all else, introduce me to X Japan.

    As an artist I thought, ” what other things like this could I find that might inspire me? What does this culture have to offer that I might thoroughly enjoy?” So I set out on none other than the internet.

    Even though I find music the greatest of ‘the arts’, I had no idea what kind of music was made in Japan or where to start looking to find out. I didn’t even know Japan made metal/rock music, and as a lover of that genre’ that just shows how immense the boarder is between east and west media. So I did what most Westerners do when they think of Japan. I searched for anime.

    After finding a few shows I also heard a few songs that I liked from the soundtracks they included in their episodes. I would research these shows to track down those songs and from there, the artist. After artist hopping for a while through youtube I began to notice the words “X” or “X JAPAN” as a pattern in the comment section of countless videos. They revolved around people debating stuff about Japanese songs- the influence, which artist was better than the other, who started what, etc. X and X JAPAN constantly popped up as something more or less referred to as ‘The God of Japanese Metal.’

    I couldn’t not look this band up.

    They were good. The instrumentalists were very talented, extremely coordinated and technically brilliant and the singer could belt it out like nobody’s business. But it wasn’t until I found Art of Life that I knew it was all over. The deal was sealed. It was the live version from Tokyo Dome 1993 and I listened to it –a 30 minute song– 5 times in a row. I even know where I was and what time it was when I did this. It was that big of a deal.

    The next day I looked up everything about the band: who the members were, who contributed what to the sound, how they came together, where they came from and (the biggest one) every song they made (I always drool over songs like “Rusty Nail”, “Orgasm”, “Celebration”, “Scars”, and “Weekend”).

    X JAPAN’s track record is simply amazing. Who knew the drummer and pianist were the same person? How cool is it that hide paints his own guitar? How funny is it that Toshi became lead singer by chance?

    But the band was from the 90s. They were all the way in Japan. hide had passed away.

    And then one day I saw the news that… they’ve been reunited??

    After the official reunion they made I.V., Jade, and mostly recently Born to be Free. They’re back and good as ever and finally within reach to all of us who never dreamed they would be. They’ve influenced me (no, pushed me) to pursue my own music. I’ve been writing songs like I never had before I discovered them. The messages in their songs give me energy and reassurance, they inspire me to be a better person and musician every single day. Yoshiki has become my musical muse.

    I think it’s very sad hide isn’t around to perform with the band during these concerts, but I don’t think there could be any better 6th member than Sugizo (who I aso adore and would love to see live). I have no doubt each and every show will be amazing and I would CHERISH the chance to be a part of the history they’re making for themselves with this FIRST EVER AMERICAN TOUR!

    With or without radio X JAPAN is going to be big here in America. This is only the beginning and once word gets out about how talented these guys are there will be no stopping them; I think they just might be the ones to break through that eastern-western boarder and make the big splash that Japanese bands have been trying to make for years. And for time to have lead me here right now while it’s all happening… It’s just simply amazing being able to watch it all unfold around me.

    The only thing that could possibly top that is standing face to face with the music as X JAPAN plays it live right in front of me. A true ‘dream come true’ ending.

    • tiamat September 17, 2010 at 5:00 AM

      My mistake…Seattle show!

      ~blushblush~

    • Leviathan Mist September 17, 2010 at 8:18 AM

      Wow, with an answer like that, it’d be a shame if you didn’t win those tickets ๐Ÿ˜›

  • getsu.and.hoshi September 17, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    L.A show

    To me X-Japan is an amazing band for the reason that they go on. They have had so many hardships throughout their band life and personal life. The fact that they can go on is purely amazing. I think it’s one of the hardest things to do in life, to get up and show life that you can take it, is so hard. It took me years to do just that and I’m still not all the way up there. They have inspired me to show the world that I can do this, that I can be who I want to be, how I want to be. I don’t have to let the world continually push me down. I am in awe of them and their dedication to their music. The fact that they are so good at what they do is not amazing but the fact that they go out there and play and show the world what they can do. Now that is amazing. To get up in front of so many people and do what they love. I can’t do that. But I will because I know that if they can do it so can I.

  • kojaky September 18, 2010 at 12:25 AM

    Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA on September 25th

    I’ve been too ecstatic since I heard X Japan was coming to LA to perform. They have come for their fans. We are there for them. I want to scream, cheer, support, and welcome X Japan. We are…X.

    I am a fan.

  • Bamboozle September 18, 2010 at 9:59 AM

    New York Show!!!

    X Japan touring US is incredible. Iv been a big Japanese music fan for a very long time and would love to see this most likley once in a lifetime show! To X Japan fans, this is like the beatles getting back together and touring!

  • yumii027 September 18, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    The Wiltern. Los Angeles, CA September 25, 2010

    X Japan is the first Japanese rock band I ever listened to, all in thanks to my big sister. We’ve been waiting for a North American tour, and now it’s finally here! …and we can’t go.
    It’s this recession. Tough times.
    I’d give anything to go. The tragedy is that I don’t have enough to give in order to go. Either way, I’m glad X is here to make their name known. If I can’t go this time, I’ll have to wait and go another time. I WILL see this band one day. As long as they are alive, well, and touring, nothing will stop me.

  • xxkurenai September 18, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    @ the Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA on September 25th

    They have been my favorite band for years now, but I never thought I’d be able to see them live.

    Seeing X Japan would be a dream come true.

  • Misaochan September 19, 2010 at 4:15 PM

    I’d like tickets for the Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY <3

    I… don't even know where to begin on the reason 'why' I want to see them. They're just… amazing. x Japan has been my ALL TIME favorite band since I can remember, they were the very first and only band I've ever felt an emotional connection with. hide was pretty much was, and still is my idol and both his and Yoshiki's music has been my inspiration for everything. To be honest this band made me a stronger person. I was always the quiet one who never really spoke out or made friends easily, but discovering this band so long ago – long before they disbanded – hide's unique style and bold stage presence, personality and his music influenced me into becoming a person who's not afraid to do what they want, dress how I want, express myself the way I want without worry of how other's would look at me. And Yoshiki's lyrics… his compostions and everything are always so emotional, heart wrenching and really reach out to you, I've found inspiration for my art through his lyrics, I always fall back on their ballads to get through stressful days. Toshi's voice – though rough in the unique way that it is, fits their style so well and he perfectly portrays the emotion in the songs. And as a band together, their stage presence is amazing from what I've seen through concert footage, but to see it in person would be amazing.

    I feel like I need to be there to show my support for them, for the fact that even though they fell apart years ago and faced such a horrible tragedy and loss that they were able to come back together, make amends, and start again. There's so many mixed feelings among the fan base on their comeback and their attempts to break through to America, but I stand firm in my support for them, and I always will. So for the one band I hold so close to my heart, to be able to finally see them would be a dream come true for me. I know theres tons of other fans, both new and old who would love to see them too…. but I would seriously probably cry from happiness if I got this chance to see them perform, it would mean more to me then I can even express in words which is why this turned out int such a long ramble with me trying to properly explain as much… Haha~

    But regardless if I win or not, thank you for being kind enough to give all the fans this opportunity. <3

  • dimonds September 19, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

    Why do i want to go well i have not much to say but i always wanted to go to a concert i never been to one and if i have seen one i seen it online i want to feel one for myself and compared to online internet concerts there music is amazing and well yeah i don’t have much to say

    But if i don’t win oh well i can just try again at the next oppurtunity these compations are what bring us to our mist and eager to see

    thanks 91.8 the fan

  • Sergaton September 19, 2010 at 10:27 PM

    Seattle, WA

    I’m trying to go all out as far as Asian entertainment goes, especially in Seattle.

    My journey started from bracing harsh winter weather to getting a performer’s autograph for a friend and then figuring out how to get her into a concert for free. I ended up going myself but not without becoming close friends with the concert promoters who founded their entertainment distribution company to do what no one else in Seattle was doing seriously enough – bring Asian performers to perform in Seattle.

    I was inspired and joined my university’s Asian Student Commission which served as the umbrella organization for all Asian-interest student organizations on our campus. My purpose for joining was to somehow bridge activities between the university and the promotion company I had recently become involved with but also to support the commission’s goals and serve the students on campus.

    Since then I’ve helped support numerous artists, concerts, and projects. The latest development in my journey is being involved with Kollaboration. Seattle is having its first Kollaboration a month from now. Its been a great experience so far. I’ve met many individuals and associations with ideals parallel to the promotion company. Not only that but many pathways involving Asian entertainment in the states have opened up for me and options with how I can go ahead in life have expanded tenfold.

    Attending the X Japan concert would help top this year off after all that has happened so far. I also get really pumped about events like this!

  • xcd013x September 20, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

    As for why…lately life has been more then a bit stressful. For the last four years my father has been suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, an incurable disease that causes constant pain. It started almost as soon as I graduated high school and had impacted my college and life in a negative way, with high levels of stress for all of us here and a complete lack of understanding from the rest of the family.

    And, if we weren’t stressed enough, my girlfriend (who lives with me) just recently found her grandmother had two tumors in her brain. Because, you know, there wasn’t enough going on. As one might expect this has been more taxing mentally.

    It seems the only way to de-stress lately has been to go out places. Unfortunately, with money tight, there’s little we get the opportunity to do. Attending the concert would give myself and my girlfriend a welcomed break for all of the illness and stress that seems to surround our daily lives, especially since we’re both big fans of X-Japan.

  • topdawg712 September 20, 2010 at 11:10 PM

    Los Angeles, CA

    I’ve only seen them once, and it wasn’t a concert. It was when they came to LA to film some new music videos. One of my friends introduced me to X Japan a couple of years ago by showing me one of their concerts, and I’ve been hooked ever since! I would have already bought my own tickets, but unfortunately like so many others around the country, I have no job right now so I cant afford to buy tickets. There are so many reasons why I love X Japan. How much emotion Toshi puts into his singing, the intensity of Yoshiki’s drumming and Pata and Heath’s guitar playing. And of course their awsome guitar solos. X Japan is the only band in the world who can make me tear up listening to their ballads even though I have no idea what they’re saying except for the english lines, of course. X Japan has the best ballad songs I’ve ever heard.

  • merple September 22, 2010 at 12:40 AM

    I would like to go to the show in NYC as it would be easier/cheaper/quicker for me to get to from merry old England. But for a chance to see X if it had to be West Coast then so be it.

    I would like to see X as I have been a fan for many years now but have never had the chance to see them. I have seen most of the greatest bands that I hold close but there is still X. The closest they have ever come was Paris in 08 but that was not to be, due to cancellation.

    I hope everyone in NA enjoys the tour and hopefully it will be a precursor to a full tour of Europe.

    We Are X

  • tybalt September 22, 2010 at 8:34 AM

    NEW YOOOOOORK.

    Because it’s X-Japan, I mean, seriously, is there more a reason?

  • ZshadowX September 22, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA on September 25th

    Yay! om nom nom nom!

  • Mitsukake September 22, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA on October 1st

    ive heard of them and lissioned to them and im always willing and wanting to go to any concert to look for new bands i hardly lission to but yet heard them play music before in a lot of different place, such as random downloads or other things. and seeing this video for there american tour i think i would really like to see them. they have that 80’s old rock feel to it and its the music years i love the most ^w^ hardly anymore bands give that vibe to me anymore and i think ill go buy some there stuff right now… hate how i didn’t know about them earlier T~T

  • evilashi September 23, 2010 at 12:32 AM

    Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY on October 10th

    I love X Japan.
    They play awesome music that
    Inspired this haiku!

  • MidlightRain September 23, 2010 at 12:36 AM

    Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY on October 10th

    X Japan is one of those amazingly talented and creative bands, that you really don’t see anymore. They’re a treasured relic of times gone by. It’s easy to see how they’ve managed to go so far and impact so many lives, including my own.
    The feeling I get when I listen to their music is unlike anything I’ve experienced in my life. Their music feeds my soul. I treasure each note and sung syllable within their songs. It’s almost a euphoric experience to have their lyrics, guitars, their drums and melodies wash over my body.

    I’ve been a dedicated fan of theirs for some time now and every time I listen to one of their songs, it’s like hearing them for the first time.

    I never imagined in my life that they would ever tour America. It seemed like such a far fetched idea at the time, to think they would perform over here. In a country in which the general population refuses or dis acknowledges foreign language music.

    To have found out that they are doing a US Tour blew my mind. I was surprised and fantastically excited. Having the opportunity to see this amazing band in concert would be a great experience and possibly life changing event.

    I don’t think most people realize how attached emotionally I get to music. It’s in my veins. It feeds my existence. Music has such an amazing ability to influence, entertain, and bring forth deep emotions. X Japan does exactly that for me.

    Being able to experience and live at an X Japan concert would mean more than the world to me.

    To me, they’re more than just a band. More than just music. More than just sound. They’re a reflection of human nature, emotion, and sense.

    Their music was there for me when no one else was.

    Their compositions and talent enraptured my life. In the darkest times of my life, their music cradled my extensive depression and nursed my defective soul.

    X Japan did more than change my life. They SAVED my life. Being able to escape even for just five minutes, helped denounce my suicidal urges. I was able to have the courage to STOP and just live my life. Their music inspired me to become a better person. A more artistic person. A more ALIVE person.

    I don’t know what type of person I would be now without their music in my life. I can’t express how much I treasure and respect their talent.

    My life would be complete if I were able to see them in concert. To experience their sound and presence in person would be the highlight of my life. I’d be more than grateful to win this contest.

    Being able to get tickets on my own has become increasingly difficult. I truly feel it was a sign from the heavens for me to discover this contest. It’s a perfect opportunity to have the chance to witness their fantastic concert. I never thought this day would come where I would get a chance to see them perform and in America no less!

    I’ve never thought in my wildest dreams I’d be able to see my idols perform in front of me. This would mean so much to me to be able to receive tickets to this show.

    I just hope I’m not too late to be considered.

  • c.c824 September 23, 2010 at 4:03 AM

    Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA on September 25th

    X Japan was the greatest band in the 90s in Japan imho. For their ballads, my eyes will still full with tears when I watch their concert videos, especially when they project hide on the stage in 3D. It seems like he has never left. When Toshi sings Yoshiki’s beautiful comforting songs with such an emotion, I just simple cry sometimes because the songs somehow heal my wounds. They can then switch to powerful metal which is perfectly incorporated with classical music. With all members plays in a harmony, X Japan just draws me into their music. I’ve started to listen to their music during middle school, but sadly, it was after they had disbanded and hide’s last farewell. Since then I listen to them on and off. I was all thrilled up when I know they reunited in the 2007, but their concerts were so far away from me. Finally, they are coming to L.A. and I still couldn’t believe I will be able to see them perform live! X Japan has gone through so much, I am so glad that they are finally making their dreams come true to debut in the U.S.
    Thank you for this opportunity to see X Japan live!

  • junemake_up September 23, 2010 at 8:48 AM

    Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA on September 25th

    I was born and grew up in Japan listening to them, singing karaoke their songs (not succeed, their songs are hard to sing), but never had a chance to see them. What a shame! So this is my first chance, and I don’t wanna miss it!

  • SaiQ September 23, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA on September 25th

    No reason really, I just like winning free stuff!! ๐Ÿ˜€