The news of the album was announced in front of the band’s hometown fans over the weekend during their two headlining shows at Japan’s Yokohama Arena. The announcement of the album also came with the announcement of their U.S Tour dates.
KOBAMETAL, the producer and mastermind behind the group said: “As prophesied by the FOX GOD, a new album will be released on April 1, 2016, also known as the FOX DAY. Since the release of BABYMETAL’s debut album in 2014, we have been racing across the globe non-stop on our World Tour. Through the last tour I have come across people from all over the world and have had the chance to feel that miraculous moment when everyone came together via BABYMETAL. Our new song ‘THE ONE’ contains lyrics that speak of uniting the world, or a crowd favorite at concerts ‘Road of Resistance’ that never fails to bring our fans together, every BABYMETAL song makes up this extraordinary story. I continue to believe that the songs of BABYMETAL continue to push them forward to discover new possibilities. All I can say right now is for all of you to wait patiently for the coming of the FOX DAY.”
BABYMETAL was 2015’s breakout all-girl fronted Japanese heavy metal/teen-pop hybrid group. The members of the group include 17-year-old SU-METAL (Vocal, Dance), 16-year-olds YUIMETAL (Scream, Dance) and MOAMETAL (Scream, Dance), backed by a four-piece band packing a heavy metal arsenal.
BABY METAL World Tour 2016:
05/04 – Playstation Theater – New York, NY
05/07 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
05/08 – Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion (Festival) – Concord, NC
05/10 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
05/11 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
05/13 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
05/14 – Northern Invasion (Festival) – Somerset, WI