X Japan confirms North American tour details

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X Japan, the biggest rock band in Japanese history, is set to make its first tour of the United States and Canada, announced the band on August 16. The seven-date tour runs from September 25 through October 10.

Formed in 1982, X Japan is a heavy metal band that has created and popularized a signature glam style in its home country. The band's performances have sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times, and the group has sold a reported 30 million albums while remaining virtually unknown outside of Asia.

X Japan disbanded in 2007 and is now readying its first studio album in 14 years - the first ever to get a US release. The band made its US debut on August 8 at the Lollapalooza Festival.

The North American tour begins September 25 with a show in Los Angeles, then moves on to Oakland, Seattle, Vancouver, Chicago, and Toronto, before finishing up October 10 in New York City.

Tour dates:

25 - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
28 - Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA

1 - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
3 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC Canada
6 - Riviera, Chicago, IL
7 - Massey Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
10 - Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY

Tickets are on sale as of August 16, and most are available at