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X JAPAN Postpones Album and Goes on Hiatus

3yr ago   ·   Wednesday 3 Feb, 2016 - 09:29am UTC   ·   Keia   ·   1 upvote   ·   0 comments   ·   3,575 views
X JAPAN Postpones Album and Goes on Hiatus
Bad news for fans of Japanese Visual Kei legend X JAPAN: the band announced to go on hiatus and will postpone its long-awaited album.

Fans have waited 20 years for this: a new full album. The release date had already been finalized in summer last year and was set for March 11th, 2016. But it seems like fans have to wait longer. X JAPAN stated that due to an illness of guitarist PATA the band won't be able to complete the album in time.
Moreover they have decided to go on a temporary hiatus until PATA has made full recovery. That's why X JAPAN postponed the live at SSE Arena Webley in London that was scheduled for March 12th, 2016. The new date is March 4th, 2017.

Please read the announcement below which can be found at X JAPAN's official website:

Due to completely unforeseen circumstances, X JAPAN have announced that their show at SSE Arena Wembley, scheduled for March 12, 2016, has now been postponed to March 4, 2017. All original tickets sold will be honored at the new 2017 date.

PATA (guitarist) was admitted to the ICU at a hospital in Tokyo on January 15, 2016. He was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, which included a severe blood clot. He recently came out of the ICU and his condition has thankfully stabilized, however his doctors do not consider him fit to fly until he has made a full recovery.

After much discussion, X JAPAN has announced a suspension of their current performance commitments, which include the Wembley show. Given the unfortunate circumstances, the release of X JAPAN’s new album, scheduled for a March 11, 2016 has also been postponed. Expect a rescheduled worldwide release date for their as-yet-untitled new album to be announced soon.
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