X JAPAN's "La Venus" to be Released Worldwide Early 2017 Via Sony Legacy

news - 28.12.2016 03:17
source: Press Release
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced X JAPAN's La Venus as one of the songs in contention for a nomination for this year's "Best Original Song" at the 89th Academy Awards®.

YOSHIKI — songwriter, drummer, classically-trained pianist and the creative force of X JAPAN — wrote La Venus for "We Are X", the band's critically acclaimed music documentary.

The nominations for the 89th Oscars® will be announced Tuesday, January 24th, 2017. The Oscars® will take place Sunday, February 26th, 2017 at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

La Venus, the single, will be released via Sony Legacy Recordings and available worldwide in early 2017.

“Sony Music Entertainment’s Legacy Recordings is thrilled to be releasing the new single La Venus from X JAPAN’s feature documentary, 'We Are X'," says Adam Block, President of Sony Legacy Recordings. “It’s a beautiful, powerful track from a stunning film that we hope will be considered for a nomination for best song from a feature film at this year’s Academy Awards.”

Watch as YOSHIKI describes La Venus and its role in the film "We Are X":

On January 12th and 13th 2017, YOSHIKI will bring his classical show YOSHIKI CLASSICAL: Featuring Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra to Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage in New York. For the Carnegie Hall concert, YOSHIKI will perform his original compositions alongside the world-renowned Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra; he will also play several traditional classical pieces.

For ticket information, visit http://www.yoshiki.net/classical.html.
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