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  • BABYMETAL To Release 'Elevator Girl' Single In May; Los Angeles Arena Concert Announced
    on April 22, 2019 at 12:57

    Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will release a new single, "Elevator Girl", on May 10. The track, which the band has already performed live (see video below), will appear on BABYMETAL's next album, due later this year. BABYMETAL has also announced a headlining concert the the Forum in Los Angeles, California on Friday, October 11. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m. BABYMETAL's upcoming disc will be the follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance". Right after the release of this second disc, they performed at London's prominent venue SSE Arena, Wembley and became the first Japanese act to have ever headlined there, breaking the all-time merchandising sales record at the venue. BABYMETAL also had successful back-to-back performances at the massive Tokyo Dome thereafter, playing to 110,000 people over two nights. "Metal Resistance" debuted at No. 15 on the official U.K. chart, the highest rank for a Japanese artist in recorded history. The album was very well-received in all other territories as well, including another record-breaking position for a Japanese artist in the U.S. with a No. 39 position on the Billboard chart. Last fall, BABYMETAL digitally released a new song called "Starlight". It marked the rebirth of the band in which Su-Metal and Moametal form the core. BABYMETAL spent all of 2018 touring without Yuimetal, who was formerly one of the members of the group's core trio. She later exited the band, explaining in a statement that she would go on to pursue a solo career as Mizuno Yu. Over the last few years, BABYMETAL has established itself as the most globally successful J-pop group of the past decade. The band describes itself as kawaii metal, kawaii meaning "cute" in Japanese. […]

  • SKILLET And SEVENDUST Announce Summer 2019 Co-Headline Tour; POP EVIL And DEVOUR THE DAY To Support
    on April 22, 2019 at 12:34

    Two rock of rock music's finest heavyweights are hitting the road together this summer. SKILLET and SEVENDUST will embark on the co-headline "Victorious War" tour in August and September. POP EVIL will support, while DEVOUR THE DAY will open the shows. The tour kicks off on August 11 in Memphis. All dates are below and tickets go on sale on Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. local time. Both SKILLET and SEVENDUST will be offering presale VIP tickets with meet-and-greets to their respective fan clubs. "We're thrilled to be touring with SEVENDUST," says SKILLET frontman John Cooper. "The lineup is incredible and I think the fans will be very happy. We can't wait to play our new songs on the tour and connect with the Panheads out on the road." SKILLET will perform songs from its new project, set to be announced on May 7, during this run. "We are looking so forward to touring with SKILLET," echoes SEVENDUST vocalist Lajon Witherspoon. "What an amazing band — these shows are going to be amazing. We can't wait to share the stages with them." Tour dates: Aug. 11 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall Aug. 13 - Richmond, VA - Virginia Credit Union Live! Aug. 14 - Lancaster, PA - Freedom Hall Aug. 16 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Aug. 17 - Indianapolis, IN - The Lawn Aug. 18 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Riverfront Aug. 20 - Clear Lake, IA - Surf Ballroom Aug. 21 - Springfield, MO - Complex Aug. 24 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex Aug. 25 - Boise, ID - Revolution Center* Aug. 27 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory* Aug. 28 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Sodo Aug. 30 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort Aug. 31 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues Sep. 01 - Los Angeles, CA - Wiltern Sep. 02 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Sep. 04 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater Sep. 06 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Ballroom Sep. 07 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater** * No POP EVIL ** No SEVENDUST […]

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