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BABYMETAL to open for Red Hot Chili Peppers on US tour

Japanese trio book their biggest US gigs yet

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    J-pop metal act BABYMETAL dominated the hard rock scene last year. Their sophomore album, METAL RESISTANCE, was one of the best releases in any genre, securing them spots opening for Red Hot Chili PeppersGuns N’ Roses, and Metallica. That success will extend into 2017, it seems, as the band has just announced their largest US concerts to date supporting RHCP in select cities.

    The Peppers’ North American tour kicks off tonight in San Antonio, Texas, but BABYMETAL won’t be joining them until April. Their first scheduled opening slot comes April 12th at Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center. They’ll stick with the tour through the rest of the month, wrapping up on the 29th in Miami.

    Hopefully we’ll get another on-stage collaboration with Chad Smith like what happened in England. Revisit that moment under BABYMETAL and RHCP’s tour schedules below.

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    BABYMETAL 2017 Tour Dates:
    01/11 – Seoul, KR @ Gocheok Sky Dome *
    01/21 – Osaka, JP @ Kyocera Dome #
    01/22 – Kobe, JP @ World Arena #
    01/25 – Yokohama, JP @ Yokohama Arena #
    01/29 – Tokyo, JP @ Saitama Super Arena #
    04/12 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center ^
    04/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena ^
    04/15 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena ^
    04/17 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center ^
    04/19 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena ^
    04/22 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena ^
    04/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena ^
    04/26 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center ^
    04/27 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena ^
    04/29 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena ^

    * = w/ Metallica
    # = w/ Guns N’ Roses
    ^ = w/ Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Red Hot Chili Peppers 2017 Tour Dates:
    01/05 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
    01/07 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
    01/08 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
    01/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
    01/12 – Memphis, TN @ Fedex Forum
    01/14 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
    01/15 – Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena
    01/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
    01/20 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
    01/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
    02/02 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Luis Arena
    02/04 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
    02/07 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
    02/08 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
    02/10 – Buffalo, NY @ Key Bank Center
    02/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena
    02/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Arena
    02/15 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    02/17 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    02/18 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
    03/02 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
    03/04 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
    03/05 – San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center
    03/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
    03/12 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
    03/15 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center at Rose Quarter
    03/17 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena
    03/18 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
    04/12 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center *
    04/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena *
    04/15 – Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena *
    04/17 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center *
    04/19 – Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena *
    04/22 – Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena *
    04/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena *
    04/26 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center *
    04/27 – Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena *
    04/29 – Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena *
    05/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
    05/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
    05/14 – Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
    05/16 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
    05/18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    05/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
    05/21 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
    05/23 – Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
    05/26 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
    05/28 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
    05/29 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
    06/18 – Quebec, QC @ Vidéotron
    06/20 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
    06/22 – Hamiliton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
    06/23 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
    06/25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
    06/30 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
    07/13-15 – Lisbon, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock
    07/13-16 – Benicassim, ES @ Benicassim Festival
    07/25 – Krakow, PL @ Cracovia Stadium
    09/24 – Rio De Janeiro, BR @ Rock in Rio

    * = w/ BABYMETAL

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