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BabyMetal Reveal Plans for 2016 Album + World Tour [Update]

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It’s on! As revealed in an epic new trailer debuted at Metal Hammer, BabyMetal will return in 2016 with a new album and world tour. Watch the trailer above.

The Japanese trio certainly left their mark with their debut disc, and the band’s sophomore set is reportedly set for an April 1 street date.

The group did announce that they will be hosting the Fox Festival on April 2, the day after the album release, at London’s Wembley Arena. That will kick off a world tour that is currently set to conclude at Japan’s Tokyo Dome at a still to be determined date that they’re calling “Doomsday.”

The trio announced their return during a performance this weekend at the Yokohama Arena where they played three new songs.

Su-Metal says, “I will be putting my everything into the production of our upcoming album because I believe that many of you are waiting for it. We are looking forward to meeting our fans abroad again next year at Wembley Arena right after the release of our second album, so you can expect to hear our new songs for the very first time live there.”

She adds, “Performing at Tokyo Dome next year still feels like a dream but I am going to work towards building up my confidence to stand on that stage and I hope to continue growing through our upcoming World Tour.”

Maometal continues, “Despite the revelation tonight, I still can’t imagine that that day would come, when we would perform at Tokyo Dome. On top on that, our new album will be released on Fox Day, so I promise you that we will come up with an album that will betray your expectations — in a good way of course.”

Kobametal concludes, “I continue to believe that the songs of Babymetal continue to push them forward to discover new possibilities. Since the release of Babymetal’s debut album in 2014, we have been racing across the globe non-stop on our world tour. Through the last tour I have come across people from all over the world and have had the chance to feel that miraculous moment when everyone came together via Babymetal.”

Tickets for the London show are available via MyTicket and SeeTickets. Pre-order bundles for the new album will start on Monday (Dec. 14) at this location.

Update: The band’s North American tour dates have been revealed. See the stops below. Tickets for all dates, with the exception of their Carolina Rebellion appearance, go on sale this Friday (Dec. 18). Carolina Rebellion tickets are on sale now.

BabyMetal 2016 North American Tour Dates

5/4 — New York, N.Y. — Playstation Theater
5/5 — Boston, Mass. — House of Blues
5/7 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Electric Factory
5/8 — Concord, N.C. — Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion (Festival)
5/10 — Silver Spring, Md. — The Fillmore
5/11 — Detroit, Mich. — The Fillmore
5/13 — Chicago, Ill. — House of Blues
5/14 — Somerset, Wis. — Northern Invasion (Festival)
7/12 — Seattle, Wash. — Showbox SoDo
7/14 — San Francisco, Calif. — Regency Ballroom
7/15 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Wiltern Theater

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