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Joe Perry of Aerosmith and Yoshiki of X Japan Officially Join Classic Rock Awards 2016


Tokyo, Japan – November 8, 2016 – KLab, a leader in online mobile games, announced today that its subsidiary KLab Entertainment Inc., in partnership with TeamRock.com, has revealed that Joe Perry of Aerosmith and Yoshiki of X Japan will officially join the Classic Rock Awards 2016 + Live Performance to be held live in Tokyo for the first time ever on Friday, November 11.

Joe Perry Photo by Ross Halfin

Well known for his artistic contributions the world over, Yoshiki is the drummer and pianist of one of Japan’s most famous metal bands of all time, X Japan. In addition to his work as a lyricist and composer, the multitalented artist is also known for his work as a music producer and creator. Yoshiki delighted the audience of the Classic Rock Awards 2015 held last year in London’s Roundhouse as the opening act for the evening, performing Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and X Japan’s “Without You.” Currently on an international classical concert tour with shows in Osaka, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and New York’s Carnegie Hall, Yoshiki will appear at the Classic Rock Awards to perform on the piano on Friday, November 11.

Joe Perry gained international acclaim for his work as lead guitarist of the US rock legend, Aerosmith. In addition to his work with the 150 million album-selling band, he also performs in the Hollywood Vampires alongside founders Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper. Perry is slated to perform a jam session with Johnny Depp and Tommy Henriksen at this year’s event.

The final lineup for the first Japan-held Classic Rock Awards 2016 will star Johnny Depp, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Yoshiki, Joe Perry, Cheap Trick, Joe Elliot, Phil Collen, Richie Sambora, Orianthi, Slot Machine, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, BAND-MAID, and Tesla. The night also features the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Jeff Beck’s latest band formed exclusively for this year’s event play live in concert. As an additional surprise, Rudolf Schenker, guitarist and founding member of Germany’s world-famous rock band Scorpions, has announced plans to perform live as a special guest at this year’s event.

Event Overview

The Classic Rock Awards 2016 + Live Performance

Official MCs
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
Matsuya Onoe (Kabuki star)

Full list of artists due to appear at the Classic Rock Awards 2016
Johnny Depp, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Yoshiki, Joe Perry, Cheap Trick, Joe Elliot, Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Richie Sambora, Orianthi, Slot Machine, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, BAND-MAID, Tesla, Rudolf Schenker

Jeff Beck’s Band
- Guitar: Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
- Bass: Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots)
- Guitar: Tommy Henriksen (Hollywood Vampires, Alice Cooper)
- Drums: Ray Luzier (Korn)

Event Details
Date: Friday, November 11, 2016
Place: Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Time: Doors open at 5 pm/Ceremony starts at 6 pm. (Japan Time)

Schedule for Personal Sponsorship Package (PSP) and Platinum VIP Package Ticket (PVIP) Holders
3:30 pm - Meet at main gates of Ryogoku Kokugikan Stadium
4:20 to 4:40 pm - Artist sound check viewing (PSP/PVIP)
4:45 to 5:45 pm - Cocktail reception (PSP)

* ID required at ticket reception.
** Part of the above schedule may change due to individual artist schedules.

Ticket Information
Exclusive Packages (* Limited sales):
- Personal Sponsorship Package JPY 300,000 (Tax included)
- Platinum VIP Package JPY 150,000 (Tax included)
- Rock VIP Package JPY 100,000 (Tax included)
- Special Box Seat Package JPY 250,000 (Tax included)

General Ticketing:
- General A class ticket JPY 18,000 (Tax included)(SOLD OUT)
- Partial visibility seats JPY 9,500 (Tax included)

Classic Rock Awards 2016 official website

Hosted by KLab Entertainment, TeamRock, PCM
Official Media Sponsor: Sankei Shimbun
CRA Supporters: InterFM897, MTV, Fuji Sankei Business i., Yukan Fuji, Sankei Sports
Additional Support: Universal Music, Warner Music Japan, Shimamura Music, Masanori Ito's Rock TV!, Gibson
Produced by Nippon Television Network Corporation, Houston Corporation

* All trademarks and names of companies, products, and services are the property of their respective owners.

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KLab is a leader in online mobile gaming. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Tokyo, the company is listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. KLab has consistently ranked as one of the top 50 grossing game publishers worldwide since 2012. With its emphasis on quality and innovative games, KLab continues to grow at a rapid pace, expanding beyond the Japanese market with offices in Singapore, Shanghai, and the United States. For more information about KLab, please visit http://www.klab.com/jp/english/.