QUOTE (embryo6 @ Mar 22 2012, 02:38 AM)
Well... I hope the band won't forget about their local audience, and plan new concerts in Japan. Otherwise it would be unfair to them.
(...)now they should go back to their roots... since the reunion, they've been playing in Tokyo and Yokohama only (if I'm not wrong); why not playing in other cities, where a bigger audience is definitely waiting for them more than abroad.
And basically I wish the band won't drag on for too long.
To be honest, I really think they dont care about the japanese audiences at all:
They are supposed to release a remake album with english lyrics on it so its clear that their main focus is the US market (and I truly believe their second target is Europe, then Asia and, in the end, Latin America... And keep doing a few gigs in Japan)
If I were Yoshiki, I would focus on other territories as well... They are already a legend in Japan, they no longer need to prove it, they just play a few gigs here and there to keep their fanbase happy, and they focus in other territories to make X Japan name as huge as in Japan, it's a very logical thing to do and they are not the first band to focus in territories outside their homeland.
Unfair to the japanese fans? Maybe... But if you ask a X Japan fan from Germany, USA or Brazil what do they think about not having a domestic releases from the band, no solo concerts by Toshi, no official merchandise available and so on... Now that's unfair!
X/X Japan already played in japan for ages, so it would be unfair to the fans on other countries not to see the band as well...
If they want to be a worldwide legend, they need to focus on all territories and not only in Japan.