2015 was a breakout year for BABYMETAL, the young trio of dancers and singers, backed by a four-piece band packing a heavy metal arsenal from Japan.
After re-releasing their 2014 chart topping self-titled debut album BABYMETAL was the most sought-after band at Rock on the Range (U.S.’s premiere rock festival) and also performed sold-out dates at Chicago’s House of Blues and New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom (part of their 2015 world tour).
They’ve won several awards including the “Breakthrough Act” award at the 2015 Metal Hammer Golden Gods, the “Spirit of Independence” award at the 2015 Relentless Kerrang! Awards, MTV Europe’s “Wildcard Best Japanese Act” and several LOUDWIRE Awards.
In addition, they were awarded the “Discovery Prize” at GQ Japan’s “Men of the Year 2015” Awards and the “Women of the Year” Award at VOGUE Japan’s “Women of the Year 2015” Awards. In July, 2015, they became the first Japanese artist to appear on the cover of METAL HAMMER.
This May BABYMETAL will embark on their US leg of their world tour with their second stop in Boston,MA at the House of Blues. Stay tuned to New England Concert Reviews for coverage!
U.S. tour dates confirmed for the “BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016”:
Wednesday, May 4 – Playstation Theater – New York, NY
Thursday, May 5 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA
Saturday, May 7 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, May 8 – Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion (Festival) – Concord, NC
Tuesday, May 10 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
Wednesday, May 11 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
Friday, May 13 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Saturday, May 14 – Northern Invasion (Festival) – Somerset, WI
Tuesday, July 12 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA
Thursday, July 14 – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Friday, July 15 – Wiltern Theater – Los Angeles, CA