BABYMETAL Announces First International Tour in 3 Years with Swedish Metal Band Sabaton

21.October.2022 | MUSIC

Joakim Brodén, the vocalist for Sabaton, served as a guest performer on the song Oh! MAJINAI (feat. Joakim Brodén) found on Babymetal’s third album METAL GALAXY released on October 11, 2019. This will be the first time that the two groups have performed live together since the BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in JAPAN EXTRA SHOW – DARK NIGHT CARNIVAL in October 2018 at Saitama Super Arena.

 

BABYMETAL will release its first concept album, THE OTHER ONE, on March 24, 2023. Ahead of release, five singles will be available to download and stream worldwide, with one releasing in October, November, January, February, and March. Be sure to watch out for Babymetal as they rock the world once again!

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    18.November.2022 | MUSIC

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    The official lyric video for the song will also be released on November 18. 

     

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    More information and new content will be announced in the coming weeks, so be sure to check social media and the official BABYMETAL site.

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    Last year, following the tenth year of the group’s activities, BABYMETAL announced that it would “seal” itself off from the world until further notice.  In April 2022, THE OTHER ONE was announced as a way to relaunch the group in the METALVERSE, a piece of the virtual metaverse. The upcoming concept album will be inspired by the idea of a BABYMETAL that fans don’t know, and a total of 10 songs have been discovered within THE OTHER ONE restoration project, with each song representing a specific theme based on 10 separate parallel worlds that the members have discovered. MONOCHROME is based on a restored parallel world.

     

    The fireworks shot into the sky were monochrome, but what color were they to the children? The song draws inspiration from Ragnarok from Norse mythology and shares a wish for the day when the starry sky will be filled with all the colors of the rainbow. An inspirational jacket photo has also been released.

     

    On January 28 and 29, 2023, the duo will hold the ‘BABYMETAL RETURNS -THE OTHER ONE’ 2-day concert at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. Starting in April 2023, the band will tour the UK and Europe with Sabaton, a power metal band from Sweden.

     

    More information and new content will be announced in the coming weeks, so be sure to check social media and the official BABYMETAL site.

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    03/03/2023 Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

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    03/07/2023 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena

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    03/19/2023 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center

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    Last year, following the tenth year of the group’s activities, BABYMETAL announced that it would “seal” itself off from the world until further notice. In April 2022, THE OTHER ONE was announced as a way to relaunch the group in the METALVERSE, a piece of the virtual metaverse. 

     

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    Presale tickets for the 2-day concert are now available to purchase. Official advance and general sales dates will be announced on the official website soon. Keep an eye on BABYMETAL as they return to rock the world once again!

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    January 26, January 27, 2023 – Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo

    January 31, February 1, 2023 – Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka

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    Sawayama has also announced that she will hold her first solo Japan tour in January 2023, stopping in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. Her performance at Summer Sonic 2022 was a smash hit, so don’t miss your chance to see her live if you couldn’t make it!

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    The song Fxxk Boyz Get Money, ranked in the Top 10 on Billboard’s World Albums chart and was also selected as the Best Indies Album at HMV in the U.K. The girls have continued to become popular in the U.S. in Europe. 

     

    The pandemic forced the duo to cancel all festival appearances in the U.S. and Europe. Their recent album Tokyo Ex Machina took over five years to complete.

     

    The music video for Falling For A Lullaby is finally here featuring Jenna Andrews, who previously worked with BTS on the video for Butter. Inspired by the current cyberpunk craze, this song is worth a few dozen listens at a minimum.

     

    Falling For A Lullaby(Music Video)

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  • Rock Band ONE OK ROCK Announces North American Tour This Fall

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    Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has steadily been expanding its activities around the world, and fans in North America are in for a treat. The band will embark on its first North American tour in three years starting on September 19, 2022, with many shows featuring You Me At Six and Fame On Fire as starting acts.

     

    ONE OK ROCK will also release its first single of 2022, Save Yourself, on June 24. Keep an eye out for when the band comes to your town!

     

    Tour Schedule

    09/19/2022 Austin, TX – Emo’s

    09/20/2022 Houston, TX – House of Blues

    09/21/2022 Dallas, TX – House of Blues

    09/23/2022 Orlando, FL – House of Blues

    09/24/2022 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle*

    09/25/2022 Charlotte, NC – The Underground

    09/27/2022 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall

    09/28/2022 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore

    09/30/2022 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom

    10/01/2022 Boston, MA – House of Blues

    10/02/2022 Montreal, QC – Club Soda

    10/04/2022 Toronto, ON – Rebel

    10/05/2022 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrews Hall*

    10/07/2022 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

    10/08/2022 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall

    10/09/2022 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore

    10/11/2022 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

    10/12/2022 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

    10/14/2022 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

    10/15/2022 Vancouver, BC – Harbour Event Centre

    10/16/2022 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

    10/19/2022 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

    10/20/2022 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

    *Fame On Fire will not appear at these shows.

     

  • Japanese Pop Icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Announces Her First World Tour in Four Years

    27.April.2022 | MUSIC

    Following her storming sets at this year’s Coachella Festival and the 10th anniversary of her debut album, globally celebrated Japanese Pop Icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu will return to the UK for the first time in four years to perform at London EarTH Concert Hall on Friday 25th November. Tickets go on sale Friday 29th April at 10am via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Full European tour dates here.

     

    The new UK show not only in celebration of the 10th anniversary of her debut album but will also see her perform tracks off her fifth album Candy Racer. The show also succeeds a major Japanese tour and dates across Europe.

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu began her career working as a model for a number of Harajuku-based magazines. Appearing on countless covers, her outspoken style and unique worldview have attracted global attention, with her captivating doll-like appearance inspiring many to learn more about Tokyo street fashion. Kyary made her music debut in 2011 with the mini-album Moshi Moshi Harajuku produced by Yasutaka Nakata of CAPSULE fame.

     

    The music video for PONPONPON has been viewed over 180 million times. Her hit song Ninja Re Bang Bang was remixed by globally-renowned DJ Steve Aoki for the Nintendo Switch title Ninjala. In addition to her numerous performances around Japan, Kyary has also embarked on four successful world tours. In 2021, the artist’s 10th debut anniversary, Kyary launched the new KRK LAB label.

     

    Kyary Pamyu Pamyu continues to fascinate her fans with her free-spirit and original expressions that one would never imagine from her cute appearance. Her presence as an icon of “HARAJUKU,” a combination of artist and fashion activities, has attracted attention from all over the world.

     

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