Babymetal have surprised fans on May 07, with a new single titled, "Distortion" to kick off their upcoming world tour, promoting their 2nd Studio album 'Metal Resistance' (2016).
The tour features (8) stops in the U.S. while (6) within Europe; find current confirmed dates below or visit http://www.babymetal.com/en/. NME confirms this is the first tour since their guitarist Mikio Fujioka departed on January 5th, 2018. Consequence of Sound expresses that the band has yet to announce a replacement member.
"Distortion" MV: "Give up; Give up - Can't stop the power; Stop the power;" the chorus is a classic Babymetal hook and the music video an epic fantasy narrative drenched in fire and ruins. Really a beautiful yet also exciting edge-of-seat song!
Interested in catching them on tour? Us too - We'd like to throwback to their 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards live performance where they collaborated with Rob Halford of Judas Priest. So Epic - Watch the video below, including guitarist Mikio Fujioka; Rest in Power!
2018/5/8 (Tues) Kansas City, MO（Uptown Theater）
2018/5/10 (Thurs) Austin, TX（ACL Live at the Moody Theater）
2018/5/11 (Fri) Dallas, TX（House of Blues Dallas）
2018/5/13 (Sun) Houston, TX（Revention Music Center）
2018/5/15 (Tues) Atlanta, GA（Tabernacle Atlanta）
2018/5/17 (Thurs) Charlotte, NC（The Fillmore）
2018/5/18 (Fri) Nashville, TN（Marathon Music Works）
2018/5/20 (Sun) Rock on the Range 2018（Columbus, OH / Mapfre Stadium）
2018/6/1 (Fri) Rock am Ring 2018（Germany / Nürburg / Nürburgring）
2018/6/2 (Sat) Rock im Park 2018（Germany / Nuremberg / Zeppelinfeld） 2018/6/4 (Mon) Austria / Innsbruck（Music Hall Innsbruck）
2018/6/5 (Tues) Netherlands / Utrecht（TivoliVredenburg）
2018/6/6 (Wed) Netherlands / Utrecht（TivoliVredenburg）
2018/6/9 (Sat) Download UK（UK / Derby / Donington Park）