It was early afternoon in early November when musician Youngblood (26) alighted from the Shinkansen bullet train at Tokyo Station. He was in Japan for his first solo concert, and had just finished his performance in Nagoya the day before and was on his way to Tokyo for the Tokyo show.
Two years after his debut, in the year of ’19, four of his songs reached the top 10 on the U.S. rock charts, making him one of the world’s leading rock artists. The band’s eccentric make-up and sometimes onstage antics have made them a favorite among young people around the world.
She is also attracting attention for her eccentric makeup and genderless fashion, sometimes singing in skirts on stage, and has been called a “rock icon of the next generation” (music magazine editor).
When he alighted from the platform wearing a hat with devilish horns, perhaps with Halloween in mind, he was “godly” enough to sign autographs and take two-shots with fans who rushed to him. His girlfriend, Jessie Jo Stark, the eldest daughter of the founder of Chrome Hearts and an artist, also came to Japan at the same time, although she was not with him that day. She is said to be deeply involved in the solo performance.
Come to think of it, his arms and hands were covered with Chrome Hearts. The performance, which was packed with enthusiastic fans, was a great success, and expectations for Youngblood’s future activities can only grow.