Japanese Music Artists Performing Overseas in 2019: Part 4

09.July.2019 | FEATURES / MUSIC

More and more announcements have been rolling out about Japanese artists set to perform overseas in the latter half of 2019. Let’s take a look and see if one of them is coming to a city near you in Part 4.

 

・Aimyon

Singer-songwriter is set to take her enthralling set to Shanghai with a headline show. The music video for her hit song Marigold, taken from her album Shunkanteki Sixth Sense which released in February, was shot on the streets of Shanghai. Currently knee-deep in her Japan tour to promote her new album, this will mark Aimyon’s second time performing overseas following up from a successful show in Taiwan. Her popularity is steadily surging across the globe, be sure to check out her music available on Spotify as well as her many music videos.

 

Related Article: Aimyon Releases Music Video Teaser & CD Cover For New Song ‘Manatsu no Yoru no Nioi ga Suru’

 

▶︎AIMYON 2019 LIVE in SHANGHAI

Date: July 13, 2019

Venue: 世博中心—紅庁, Shanghai 2019

Japan Enquiries: http://www.accessbright.com/aimyon/

AIMYON Official Website: http://www.aimyong.net/

 

・OKAMOTO’S 

Celebrating 10 years since their debut, OKAMOTO’S are currently touring Japan nationwide in promotion of their new album BOY. The four-piece rock band performed what they called their “first and last” Nippon Budokan show on June 27 but are following that straight up with two concerts in Beijing and Shanghai. OKAMOTO’S are veterans when it comes to having performed overseas. They are the younger Japanese male act to play SXSW in Texas, US when they performed back in 2010. They also embarked on a 7-city US tour and have toured Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and other countries. Don’t miss out!

 

Related Article: OKAMOTO’S New ‘Dancing Boy’ Music Video Features Lots Of Guest Artists

 

▶︎OKAMOTO’S “BOY” CHINA TOUR 2019
2019/7/19 @ Beijing MAO Live House, Beijing
2019/7/21 @ Shanghai MAO Live House, Shangai

Tickets: https://www.showstart.com/event/list?type=1&tag=22685

OKAMOTO’S Official Website: https://www.okamotos.net

 

 

・MY FIRST STORY

Since debuting in 2012, Japanese rock band MY FIRST STORY have performed at some of Japan’s biggest music festivals and have also collaborated with foreign musicians. Their lyrics are fluent English which have racked them up some real attention outside Japan. This will mark their first headline show in mainland China.

 

▶︎MY FIRST STORY TOUR 2019 IN SHANGHAI

2019/7/27 @ Jing’an Sports Center, Shanghai

MY FIRST STORY Official Website: http://www.myfirststory.net

 

・Yuzu

Yuzu’s popularity trickles down all generations having performed the song Muscat for the anime series Crayon Shin-chan. The duo have their eyes set on two days at Legacy MAX in Taipei on September 28 and 29. The musicians performed at the 30th Golden Melody Awards, which is nicknamed the “Taiwanese Grammy Awards,” on June 29 and hail as the only Japanese artists to do so.

 

Related Article: Yuzu Joined By Crayon Shin-chan On Stage to Sing New Song ‘Muscat’

 

▶︎YUZU ASIA LIVE 2019 YUZUNOMI

2019/9/28 @ Legacy MAX, Taipei

2019/9/29 @ Legacy MAX, Taipei

Tickets: https://ticket.ibon.com.tw/Web/ActivityInfo/Details/36025

YUZU Official Website: http://yuzu-official.com

 

MAN WITH A MISSION

MAN WITH A MISSION recently announced their US headline tour. They joined Jimmy Eat World and Stone Sour on tour back in fall 2017, but which is their first North American solo tour in five years. Full details can be found over on their official website.

 

Related Article: MAN WITH A MISSION To Embark on First North American Solo Tour in 5 Years

 

▶︎MAN WITH A MISSION presents Chasing the Horizon World Tour 2018/2019 -North American Tour-

2019/9/6 @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco

2019/9/8 @ The Regent Theater, Los Angeles

2019/9/10 @ Canton Hall, Dallas

2019/9/16 @ Gramercy Theatre, New York

MAN WITH A MISSION Official Website: https://www.mwamjapan.info/

 

・BABYMETAL

BABYMETAL will released their new album METAL GALAXY this year on October 11 and follow it up with their GALAXY WORLD TOUR where they will hit up Europe, US and Russia. BABYMETAL’s unmatched force continues to be felt across the globe.

 

Related Article: BABYMETAL Announce New Album ‘METAL GALAXY’ & World Tour

 

▶︎BABYMETAL GALAXY WORLD TOUR

*For full dates, please check the band’s official website below.

BABYMETAL Official Website: http://www.babymetal.com

 

・SKY-HI

SKY-HI will release his second collaborative album with SALU entitled Say Hello to My Minions 2 on September 4 which will be promoted with the “Say Goodbye to the System” Asia tour. SKY-HI has performed in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, London, Shanghai, Taiwan and Hong Kong in the past. Be sure to keep up to date with his tour schedule via his official website.

 

▶︎Say Goodbye to the System -ASIA TOUR-

2019/9/29 @ Seoul (Venue TBA)

2019/10/1 @ Hong Kong (Venue TBA)

2019/10/4 @ Taipei (Venue TBA)

SKY-HI Official Website: https://avex.jp/skyhi/

 

If you love Japanese music and an artist you like is heading to a city near you, be sure to show them love and support by getting your hands on a ticket!

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  • SKY-HI Releases Lyric Video in Collaboration With Thai Pop Star STAMP

    02.February.2020 | MUSIC

    SKY-HI released the first of a series of upcoming songs together with Thai pop star STAMP. The song is now streaming on major music platforms including Spotify.

    The song combines SKY-HI’s technical rap ability with STAMP’s gentle yet powerful singing voice. Its lyrics say that if people experience good things in life, they’ll experience bad things too, so we should pick them up all up and take them with us as we move forward.

     

    Don’t Worry Baby Be Happy feat. STAMP (Prod. its) -Lyric Video-

    The lyric video is taken from the duo’s debut performance of the song at the concert “SKY-HI Round A Ground 2019 ~YO! SKY RAPS~” held on December 12 last year. It features English, Japanese, and Thai captions, so be sure to read along with the lyrics as you listen to the song.

    Speaking about the song, SKY-HI said: “When I went to Thailand last year, I got a really good vibe from the country. On one of my free days, I found myself quickly heading to the studio. I asked if anyone knew STAMP, and he came to the studio. I thought, well, he’s here and everything now, so… And that’s how the song came to be. We recorded it there in the studio.”

     

    He continues: “The songs we make these days end up having such heavy bass no matter what, and even I don’t like it, but thanks to STAMP’s rich voice, and his nature, this is the song I have been most encouraged for. He said to me, ‘Having a mountain of things you don’t like is part and parcel with life, but more than anything, time keeps on ticking. No matter how big things may seem, or how many of those things you have, while ever you’re alive, you put those things to work.’ Thanks to him, now the moment the intro starts, I feel lifted up <laughs>.

     

    SKY-HI finishes by saying: “It was so much fun doing this song live too. As an artist, and as an individual, getting to meet STAMP for me was really fortunate. I pray this song becomes the same for everyone that hears it too. Don’t Worry Baby Be Happy!!”

    STAMP was also interviewed about the new song. When asked to give his impressions on it, he said: “The beat is groovy, cool-sounding, and melodic. I really like how it speaks to the heart. It’s become my favourite song. Even if you don’t understand the Japanese rap lyrics, SKY-HI’s rap parts are just the best. It moves me how it transcends the barriers of language. The melodies for the hook were written by me when we first met in the studio. It was my first time writing a half-Japanese, half-Thai song.”

     

    He also commented on how the recording process was. “When we were recording, SKY-HI was always dancing to the rhythm while singing. I had such a fun time working in there. I haven’t met many artists that are overflowing with energy like him. It was really exciting. Now I want to try dancing next time I’m in the studio.”

     

    Finally, STAMP was asked to give a message to Japanese listeners. “Like other people, I’m really pleased with this collaboration too. I am honoured to have been able to do this with such a genius artist like SKY-HI. I hope everyone likes hearing the Thai lyrics as well as the Thai music influences too.”

  • Concert Review: BABYMETAL Send 50,000 Fans in Tokyo Into the Metal Galaxy at Makuhari Messe

    28.January.2020 | MUSIC

    BABYMETAL’s first solo performance of 2020 took place over the weekend on January 25 and 26 at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall in Tokyo. The two concerts were added as extra shows to the Japanese leg of their ongoing “METAL GALAXY WORLD TOUR.” They performed for close to 50,000 fans across the two nights, which were filled with anticipation and excitement, and were a display to Japanese fans of the band’s honed performance skills as a result of playing around the world.

     

    BABYMETAL released their third studio album METAL GALAXY worldwide simultaneously on October 11, 2019 which they promoted with a US tour, their biggest to date with 20 concerts, which included a performance at The Forum in Los Angeles, USーtheir first arena show in America. They followed the promotion up in November last year with a Japanese leg to the tour, with the Makuhari Messe gigs which took place over the weekend being additions to that leg. Both days sold out all tickets.

     

    Today, we take a look at those two shows, which precede the upcoming European leg of their tour. BABYMETAL threw out the idea of a generic set list with these concerts, instead option for performing both discs from METAL GALAXY, one for each night respectively.

    Photo by Taku Fujii

    Photo by Taku Fujii

    On the first night, Saturday January 25, the theme of the concert was “Power of Light.” BABYMETAL’s set focused on the songs on the first disc of METAL GALAXY. The performance began with the album’s opening track, FUTURE METAL, which at the same time as it begin, the giant LED screens materialised visuals of a metal galaxy, pulling fans space-bound into the galactic world of BABYMETAL.

     

    This was followed by DA DA DANCE (feat. Tak Matsumoto) which saw the members finally step onto stage where they were met with a surge of applause and cheers from fans. They continued with hit tracks Elevator and Shanti Shanti Shanti. And for the first time ever, they performed Oh! MAJINAI (feat. Joakim Brodén) live, during which Sabaton vocalist Joakim Brodén appeared on the LED screens. This was a video made in collaboration with the Sabaton frontman, and served to send the crowd into even greater excitement.

    Photo by Takimoto “JON…” Yukihide

    Photo by Takimoto “JON…” Yukihide

    Other songs played live for the first time included Brand New Day (feat. Tim Henson and Scott LePage), during which the members’ silhouettes reflected onto screens as they danced, captivating the crowd, as well as Night Night Burn! which featured flamenco and samba-inspired choreography.

     

    As the gig sped towards its climactic conclusion, BABYMETAL performed the epic track THE ONE, which as the name of the song suggests had the band and the fans come together as one. A lore-packed video was shown during the performance which featured the Avengersーthe dancers who tour with BABYMETALーcoupled with the Kami Band and their thrilling sound. This saw the excitement in the room went from a kindled flame to an outright blaze, and subsequently a fiery eruption when they played Road of Resistance.

    Photo by Takimoto “JON…” Yukihide

    For night two, on January 26, the theme was “Power of Darkness,” which saw BABYMETAL perform 12 songs form the second disc of METAL GALAXY. Day one was supported by the “Eastern Kami Band,” but for the second day, fans were greeted by the heavy sound of the “Western Kami Band.” BABYMETAL and the Avengers came onto the stage across the flower-decorated floor, beginning the night with IN THE NAME OF.

    Photo by Takimoto “JON…” Yukihide

    During Distortion (feat. Alissa White-Gluz), the LED screen was dyed a bright-red yellow, and SU-METAL, saying nothing, gazed out into the crowd with a fierce gaze. It was an immersive experience like being in a movie.

     

    PA PA YA!! (feat. F.HERO) followed, which incorporated the use of a moving stage, sending the band towards the audience as fans swung their towels overhead. The Kami Band slowed things down with the flowing, chill groove of Kagerou, after which BABYMETAL performed BxMxC live for the first time which featured rapping parts, combining to create a metal-rap amalgamation.

     

    After playing Syncopation and Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!, BABYMETAL sent the crowd into quiet captivation with Starlight and some enchanting stage lights, as well as the beautiful ShineArkadia marked the move towards the final act of the show, just as the song serves as the final track of METAL GALAXY.

    Photo by Takimoto “JON…” Yukihide

    Some time was set aside to show the same story video as in day one featuring the three Avengers and the two Kami Bands. It was then that the intro to Ijime, Dame, Zettai rang in, and the crowd split into wall of death formation. Moa-metal and the Adventures performed their iconic dash, and then all five of them, with Su-metal included, took to the centre stage to jump together with the fans. Thus concluded the two light and dark-themed concerts performed over the course of two days, and the fans’ journey into the Metal Galaxy.

    Photo by Taku Fujii

    2020 marks the 10th anniversary since the band formed. Be sure to catch them on the road in a city near you as the European leg of the METAL GALAXY WORLD TOUR begins in early February. Check the dates below.

  • BABYMETAL To Release Their First Arena Performance in North America on Blu-Ray and DVD

    27.January.2020 | MUSIC

    BABYMETAL’s first one-band world tour of 2020 is sky-rocketing onwards. They just performed at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall on January 25 and 26, which were extra performances added to the Japan leg of their tour. BABYMETAL have now surprised fans with the announcement of a full live video of their performance METAL GALAXY WORLD TOUR LIVE AT THE FORUM at Los Angeles which took place on October 11, 2019. The concert took place at the same time as the release of their third album METAL GALAXY and marked their first ever arena performance in North America.

    The sound of rock and pop music has been resonating through the walls of The Forum for many years. With a capacity of approximately 17,500 people, it is here that the metal sound waves of BABYMETAL’s sold out live performance broke the sound barrier.

     

    BABYMETAL reigned over the stage before the excited audience, performing a total of 15 songs starting with DA DA DANCE (feat. Tak Matsumoto), for which the music video was released just last year. They also performed other big hits such as Shanti Shanti Shanti and PA PA YA!! (feat. F.HERO). BABYMETAL are making history. If you’re a fan who couldn’t see them live, this is your chance.

  • MAN WITH A MISSION Just Dropped The Trailer For Their First Ever Music Documentary

    16.January.2020 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    MAN WITH A MISSION unveiled the trailer for their first ever music documentary MAN WITH A MISSION THE MOVIE -TRACE the HISTORY.

    The body of a human, the head of a wolf, and shrouded in mystery. The five-piece Japanese rock band took to the music scene in 2010 and are soaking in global fame today. The documentary unfolds from the perspective of American journalist Carl Cooper, who has been following MAN WITH A MISSION since 2010. The trailer reveals snippets of interviews with the band and staff, recording scenes, live performances and much more exciting footage that was collected over the years since Cooper’s arrival in Japan in 2010.

     

    MAN WITH A MISSION Music Documentary Trailer

    The 30-second trailer is jam-packed with exciting live scenes flooded with fans waving towels and the exceptionally talented five band members who have captured the hearts of the nation. As the trailer flicks rapidly through the story of their lives, the amount of unseen footage reveals a completely new side to the band members that fans will be thrilled to discover more about.

     

    ©2020 “TRACE the HISTORY” FILM PARTNERS

  • MAN WITH A MISSION Unveils The Main Visuals For Their First Music Documentary

    12.January.2020 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    MAN WITH A MISSION has unveiled the main visuals for their first ever music documentary MAN WITH A MISSION THE MOVIE -TRACE the HISTORY. The documentary is set to release on February 14, 2020. Movie tickets that come with limited edition bonuses will be sold in theatres across Japan from January 17, 2020.

    Purchase movie tickets from cinemas or theatres for an original sticker*. If you purchase movie tickets online, you will receive a smartphone wallpaper (two designs available). 

     *In limited supply, first come, first served, one sticker given per purchase of one movie ticket. 

     

    If you purchase tickets directly from the cinema or theatre counter, you will receive an advanced ticket that will allow you to reserve seats online. If you purchase your movie tickets online, you will receive a digital ticket.

     

    Please check the movie documentary’s official website for more information on ticket bonuses and screening. 

     

    ©2020 “TRACE the HISTORY” FILM PARTNERS

  • SKY-HI Announces Asia Tour on Top of SKY-HI Round A Ground 2020 Japan Tour

    25.December.2019 | MUSIC

    SKY-HI has announced an Asia tour consisting of four additional performances to follow up straight after the “SKY-HI Round A Ground 2020” Japan tour.

    The Asia tour will see four performances take place in Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan and South Korea. Following numerous collaborations with other Asian artists in recent years, you can only imagine the excitement of fans as they guess what kind of performance SKY-HI has in store for them in Asia.

     

    SKY-HI will now be performing in a total of 28 cities, 24 of which are in Japan. This is a big chance to see him live! If you’re worried about tickets selling out, there are preorder tickets available for each live performance. More information on the Asia Tour will be announced in the future so stay tuned. 

     

    SKY-HI / Snatchaway (SKY-HI TOUR 2019 -The JAPRISON-)

    SKY-HI has also unveiled the video of “Snatchaway” from the live tour video “SKY-HI TOUR 2019 -The JAPRISON-”. This is a chance to witness SKY-HI’s rapping, singing and dancing skills that you don’t want to miss. 

  • MAN WITH A MISSION Announces 10th Anniversary Project MAN WITH A “10th” MISSION

    20.December.2019 | MUSIC

    The wolf pack rock band MAN WITH A MISSION will officially turn 10 years old on February 9, 2020. To celebrate this milestone, they have announced a 10th anniversary project entitled MAN WITH A “10th” MISSION for which they have lots of exciting things planned for fans.

     

    First up is a special concert on the day of the anniversary, February 9, 2020, which will take place at the famous Zepp Tokyo. As well as a live performance, the band will hold a talk session, as well as showcase a snippet of the upcoming film MAN WITH A MISSION THE MOVIE -TRACE the HISTORY-. The concert itself will also be screened live across Japan.

     

    The official release date for MAN WITH A MISSION THE MOVIE -TRACE the HISTORY- has been announced as February 14, 2020. This documentary will cover MWAM’s entire 10-year history as a band. It will run for two weeks until February 27 at select theatres in Japan.

     

    2020 is looking to be the year of the wolves. Stay tuned for updates on MAN WITH A MISSION and their anniversary project. Here’s 10 more years!

  • BABYMETAL Release ‘DA DA DANCE’ Music Video Compiling World Tour Footage

    17.December.2019 | MUSIC

    BABYMETAL just dropped a music video for DA DA DANCE (feat. Tak Matsumoto) which is taken from their third studio album METAL GALAXY.

     

    The video features live footage taken from two concerts: their first US arena show at The Forum in Los Angelesーwhich took place on the same day that METAL GALAXY hit shelves on October 11, 2019ーand their live shows in Japan this month for the Japan leg of their world tour.

     

    BABYMETAL – DA DA DANCE (feat. Tak Matsumoto) (OFFICIAL)

    METAL GALAXY dominated the international music charts when it was released. It made it to 13th place on the Billboard Top 200 in the US, and on the same day, BABYMETAL also reached No. 1 on Billboard Top Rock Albums, making them the first Japanese act to do so. METAL GALAXY also stands as the band’s second album to make it into the Top 20 of the UK’s Official Charts for Rock & Metal Albums, coming in at No. 1, beating their own record and setting the record for Japanese artists. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Oricon Weekly Chart in Japan and dominated the iTunes charts in Japan, the UK, US, and elsewhere around the world.

    BABYMETAL are knee-deep in their world tour, with two shows entitled “LEGEND – METAL GALAXY / METAL GALAXY WORLD TOUR EXTRA SHOW” also planned in Japan to take place at the famous Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall on January 25 and 26 next year.

     

    They will embark on the Asia and European legs of their tour in February which will include appearances at multiple rock festivals. The full tour schedule can be found below.

  • Concert Review: BABYMETAL Return to Japan After US Tour With an Exhilarating Show

    18.November.2019 | MUSIC

    BABYMETAL returned to Japan for two nights on November 16 and 17 at Saitama Super Arena after their 20-date US tour which included their first-ever arena show in the States at The Forum in Los Angeles. Joining them for the Japan leg of their world tour, entitled “METAL GALAXY WORLD TOUR IN JAPAN,” were British rock band Bring Me The Horizon, who served to make the show that much more electrifying.

    BABYMETAL kicked off their set with FUTURE METAL, the lead track to their latest album, METAL GALAXY. Su-metal, Moametal, and one of their Avengersーthe name given to a trio of backup dancers rotating in place of Yuimetal who departed from the band last yearーstood atop a triangular stage, with a giant LED screen behind them and drowned in mesmerising lighting. With each song, the members pulled fans further and further into the Metal Galaxy.

    It was clear for Japanese fans to see how much Su-metal and Moametal have grown in strength and confidence in their performances, having just completed their biggest US tour to date. The crowd in turn reacted with a surging excitement at the band’s behemoth performance.

    They continued with more songs from the new record, including DA DA DANCE (feat. Tak Matsumoto) and PA PA YA!! (feat. F.HERO), for a thrilling set that lasted an hour and a half.

    BABYMETAL dropped their third studio album METAL GALAXY on October 11 and made it to 13th place on the Billboard Top 200 in the US. On the same day, BABYMETAL also reached No. 1 on Billboard Top Rock Albums, making them the first Japanese act to do so. METAL GALAXY also stands as the band’s second album to make it into the Top 20 of the UK’s Official Charts for Rock & Metal Albums, coming in at No. 1, beating their own record and setting the record for Japanese artists. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Oricon Weekly Chart in Japan and dominated the iTunes charts in Japan, the UK, US, and elsewhere around the world.

    BABYMETAL recently added extra shows to the Japan leg of the tour. The additional concerts will take place at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall on January 25 and 26 next year.

     

    Credit: Taku Fujii

  • BABYMETAL Collaborates On Fashion Designer Yohji Yamamoto’s Ground Y Collection

    08.November.2019 | FASHION / MUSIC / Uncategorized

    2019 is the year of BABYMETAL, with their latest album METAL GALAXY having dropped in October and making them the highest Japanese group/artist to place on the Billboard Top 200 in the US in 56 years. As they continue knee-deep in their ongoing world tour, you might be wondering what else they have in the pipeline.

     

    Well, we can confirm that for you right here and now: they have teamed up with internationally-lauded Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto on his revolutionary Ground Y collection which boasts a genderless and ageless style.

    Pre-sales of the collection will take place at the new Shibuya PARCO which is set to open on November 22. This will be followed by sales at GINZA SIX, Laforet Harajuku, and the online store THE SHOP YOHJI YAMAMOTO.

    The collection will bring together the unique world of BABYMETALーa band which has won love the world over and has featured as guest acts on many tours of international artistsーand Yohji Yamamoto, a rebel and innovator in the fashion industry whose DNA is woven into the Ground Y line. The inspiration for this jet black collaborative collection is “galaxy,” an homage to BABYMETAL’s latest record METAL GALAXY.

    There are numerous items in the collection, including a jumbo cut and sewn embroidered with both the BMD FOX APPAREL logoーBABYMETAL’s official apparel brandーand the Ground Y logo. There’s also a big hoodie featuring a 360° print and BABYMETAL’s logo, a draped silk satin long shirt, and more.

     

    MASATOSHI YAMASHIRO snapped the photos in this photoshoot, a Tokyo-based photographer who started his career in LA and New York and works with fashion magazines, advertisements, and more.

  • BABYMETAL’s ‘METAL GALAXY’ Dominates International Music Charts

    25.October.2019 | MUSIC

    BABYMETAL dropped their third studio album METAL GALAXY on October 11, which it was revealed on Monday to have made it to 13th place on the Billboard Top 200 in the US. The ranking marks BABYMETAL as the highest Japanese group/artist to place on the charts in 56 years, beating Kyu Sakamoto’s 14th place back in 1969, and also makes them the highest-ever charting Japanese female group/artist on the list. On the same day, BABYMETAL also reached No. 1 on Billboard Top Rock Albums, making them the first Japanese act to do so. 

    BABYMETAL’s great charting success dates back to 2016 when they dropped their second album METAL RESISTANCE, which placed No. 39 on Billboard’s year-end US Top Hard Rock Albums charts, again marking 53 years since Ryu Sakamoto made it into the Top 40. But METAL GALAXY has beaten that record by a mile.

    METAL GALAXY also stands as the band’s second album to make it into the Top 20 of the UK’s Official Charts for Rock & Metal Albums, coming in at No. 1, beating their own record and setting the record for Japanese artists. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Oricon Weekly Chart in Japan and dominated the iTunes charts in Japan, the UK, US, and elsewhere around the world.

    BABYMETAL recently performed an electrifying show at The Forum in Los Angeles on the day the album was released, their first-ever US arena concert.

    BABYMETAL will perform in Japan this November as part of the Metal Galaxy World Tour, with shows at Saitama Super Arena on the 16th and 17th and at Osaka-jo Hall on the 20th and 21st. They will be joined by British rock act Bring Me The Horizon who will perform as special guests at the already sold-out shows.

     

    BABYMETAL recently added extra shows to the Japan leg of the tour. The additional concerts will take place at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall on January 25 and 26 next year.

  • BABYMETAL Thrill Los Angeles at The Forum With Their New Album ‘METAL GALAXY’

    15.October.2019 | MUSIC

    BABYMETAL released their long-awaited third album METAL GALAXY worldwide on October 11, following up from their hit 2016 record Metal Resistance. On this same very day, the band performed their first ever highly-anticipated US arena show at The Forum in Madison Square Garden, Los Angeles.

    A slew of artists, from the pop world to the rock world, have performed at the acclaimed venue The Forum. BABYMETAL hail as the first Japanese act to headline the area. The sold-out show saw an electrifying set list of 15 tracks, including songs from their new album such as Shanti Shanti Shanti and PA PA YA!! (feat. F.HERO).

    The arena was equipped with a giant wide screen and moving centre stage, all of which BABYMETAL made full use off to pull fans into their Metal Galaxy. Every song was welcomed with cries of cheers and a thundering applause followed by plenty of moshing and fist pumping. It was a monumental night for both the band and their American fans due to the hype leading up to the show.

    When METAL GALAXY launched last Friday, it show up to No. 1 on the iTunes metal chart and rock chart around the world, including the US, UK, France, Germany, Sweden and Japan. It also made it to No. 2 on several album charts in the US, UK and Japan.

    BABYMETAL will perform in Japan this November as part of the Metal Galaxy World Tour, with shows at Saitama Super Arena on the 16th and 17th and at Osaka-jo Hall on the 20th and 21st. They will be joined by British rock act Bring Me The Horizon who will perform as special guests at the already sold-out shows.

     

    BABYMETAL recently added extra shows to the Japan leg of the tour. The additional concerts will take place at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall on January 25 and 26 next year.

     

    Photos by Taku Fujii

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