Baby metal is back! When we last heard from the adorable Japanese trio, they were hitting the stage with Skrillex for an insane live collaboration at the country's second-ever Ultra Music Festival. Think "Gimme Chocolate," with drops instead of breakdowns. At the beginning of this year we saw them play to 20,000 people in Tokyo's Saitama Super Arena, their biggest show to date. It's truly been a big year for them, and it's time for the rest of the world to get some love.
Babymetal has announced a 2016 world tour and a new album. All details will be announced on April 1 of next year, Fox Day.
Kobametal, the mysterious mastermind behind the group shared the following statement:
“As prophesied by the FOX GOD, a new album will be released on April 1, 2016, also known as the FOX DAY. Since the release of BABYMETAL’s debut album in 2014, we have been racing across the globe non-stop on our World Tour. Through the last tour I have come across people from all over the world and have had the chance to feel that miraculous moment when everyone came together via BABYMETAL. Our new song ‘THE ONE’ contains lyrics that speak of uniting the world, or a crowd favorite at concerts ‘Road of Resistance’ that never fails to bring our fans together, every BABYMETAL song makes up this extraordinary story. I continue to believe that the songs of BABYMETAL continue to push them forward to discover new possibilities. All I can say right now is for all of you to wait patiently for the coming of the FOX DAY.”
The tour will kick off at the SSE Arena at Wembley in London and will conclude at the Tokyo Dome. As the above instructional video will tell you, all metal roads lead to Japan. You can peep some dates courtesy Metal Insider below.
5/04 New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
5/07 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
5/08 Concord, NC @ Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion (Festival)
5/10 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
5/11 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
5/13 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
5/14 Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion(Festival)