August 26, 2016


Babymetal Opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers on U.K. Tour

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Holy headbanging hell: Babymetal have scored a gig as openers for one of rock's most iconic bands, Red Hot Chili Peppers, for the California act's first U.K. concerts in five years. (Their new album The Getaway was also a half-decade-later comeback.)

Babymetal released their second album, Metal Resistance, in March. Their J-pop/metal fusion has taken them to No. 39 on the Billboard 200, the stage of Late Show with Stephen Colbert and into Rob Zombie's heart. Per Blabbermouth, Babymetal's album made it to No. 15 on the U.K. albums chart, so you know England and Scotland are ready to rock.

Full list of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Babymetal's U.K. tour dates:

Dec. 05 – London, UK @ The O2
Dec. 06 - London, UK @ The O2
Dec. 08 - Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro
Dec. 10 - Birmingham, UK @ Genting Arena
Dec. 11 - Birmingham, UK @ Genting Arena
Dec. 14 - Manchester, UK @ Arena
Dec. 15 - Manchester, UK @ Arena

Next, watch Babymetal remember their first concert in a conversation with Fuse: