Coachella Will Resurrect X Japan Members Hide and Taiji as HologramsTuesday April 17th, 2018
The Coachella music festival in Indio, California is known for a number of things, among others its location that brings sweltering heat and music’s hottest acts.
X Japan’s upcoming performances at this year’s Coachella will resurrect two of their own members. A press release for the band announced that the groups April 14 and April 21 performances will include holograms of former lead guitarist Hideto “Hide” Matsumoto and bassist Taiji Sawada. Hide passed away of an apparent suicide in 1998. Taiji attempted suicide while in police custody in 2011 and later died after he was removed from life support by his family.
The press release also notes that a “collection of guests” will appear on the stage with X Japan during the performances. YOSHIKI is also returning to the stage less than a year after his emergency cervical artificial disc replacement surgery.