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BABYMETAL announce sophomore album, US tour dates for 2016

Japanese outfit combines j-pop with heavy metal for one unique sound

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    BABYMETAL, the female-fronted band whose hybrid of j-pop and heavy metal have made them sensations not just in their native Japan but the world over, have big plans for 2016.

    April 1st will bring the release of the group’s as-yet-untitled sophomore album. Then, just a month later, they’ll embark on a US tour. More details should be announced shortly.

    Update – Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 1:55 p.m. CT: BABYMETAL have added dates in Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

    BABYMETAL 2016 Tour Dates:
    04/02 – London, UK @ Wembley Arena
    05/04 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
    05/05 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
    05/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
    05/08 – Concord, NC @ Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion
    05/10 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
    05/11 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
    05/13 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
    05/14 – Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion Festival
    07/12 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
    07/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
    07/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
    07/17 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Open Air Festival

    Below, revisit our interview with BABYMETAL.

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