Babymetal fans are hit with another surprise after they released their new single “Pa Pa Ya!!” yesterday. The kawaii Japanese pop/metal band has announced a release date of October 11 for their third studio album, Metal Galaxy.
The release of the band’s new album comes with high anticipation as they been noted by critics for blending the lines between the genres of pop and metal.
The trio originally consisted of Suzuka Nakamoto, Yui-Mizuno and Moa Kikuchi, however, Mizuno announced her departure from the group due to medical reasons in 2018. The band met in an odd circumstance as they were originally band maters in the Japanese idol girl group Sakura Gakuin. In 2013, they decided to split off from Sakura Gakuin and form Babymetal.
Since then they have released singles such as “Starlight” and “Elevator Girl.” Their unique sound has attracted fans all around the world from their home country of Japan to the middle of America. They even opened for The Red Hot Chilli Peppers during their 2017 U.S. tour and opened for a handful of Guns N’ Roses shows.
Click here to preorder a CD and vinyl of Metal Galaxy. They will embark on their U.S. tour this fall with special guest, Avatar. When their new album drops, they will be in the American music capital, Los Angeles, performing at The Forum.
Babymetal tour dates:
09/04/19 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
09/06/19 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
09/08/19 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
09/11/19 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
09/13/19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
09/15/19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
09/18/19 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
09/20/19 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
09/21/19 – Saint Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center
09/23/19 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
09/24/19 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
09/27/19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
09/28/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center
09/30/19 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
10/01/19 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
10/04/19 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
10/11/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/13/19 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock
10/15/19 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
10/16/19 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre
UPDATE (8/9): BABYMETAL have just released the tracklist of their latest album along with a list of special guests. Alissa White-Gluz and F.Hero are slated to be a couple of the special guests for this new project.
- FUTURE METAL
- DA DA DANCE (feat. Tak Matsumoto)
- Elevator Girl (English version)
- Shanti Shanti Shanti
- Oh! MAJINAI (feat. Joakim Brodén)
- Brand New Day (feat. Tim Henson and Scott LePage)
- Night Night Burn!
- IN THE NAME OF
- Distortion (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
- PA PA YA!! (feat. F .HERO)