After performing at Glastonbury and announcing the release of their new album, Metal Galaxy, Babymetal has found a replacement for their third member, Yuimetal, with the release of the music video for their latest single, “Pa Pa Ya!!” Babymetal fans can now welcome Kano Fujihira to the possibility of joining the group permanently.
Even though there have not been any public announcements made by Babymetal, it appears that the intention behind using a video of Fujihira performing with the group for a music video entails bigger plans in the future.
Fujihira started as a singer for the Japanese pop idol group Sakura Gakuin, which is where both Babymetal members found their fame as well. Sakura Gakuin bases its activities on the Japanese school system, meaning that when a member graduates from the Japanese equivalent to middle school they leave the group and they only perform when Japanese school is out for the summer.
These past Sakura Gakuin members have undoubtedly taken a career change when they joined Babymetal, but the songs being written by the group are leaving metal fans speechless.
The music video for “Pa Pa Ya!!” is a live performance of Babymetal at Japan’s Yokohama Arena in May. The live performance is energetic and filled with flames, literally, while the girls sing and dance in unison. The energy is even raised to a higher level with Thai rapper F.HERO featuring on the song and the video.
F.HERO spits aggressive rhymes in Thai while Babymetal dances along, which adds a comical dynamic that fans enjoy.
Last month the group announced their American tour which will start in Orlando and end in Seattle.
Babymetal Fall 2019 Tour Dates
09/04 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
09/06 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
09/08 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
09/11 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
09/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
09/15 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
09/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
09/20 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
09/21 – Saint Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center
09/23 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
09/24 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
09/27 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
09/28 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center
09/30 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
10/01 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
10/04 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
10/11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum *
10/13 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock **
10/15 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater ***
10/16 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre ***
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