The first Japan shows since METAL GALAXY’s release have just happened. They were both at the Saitama Super Arena (SSA), near Tokyo. BABYMETAL played to a sold out (as always in Japan) crowd of around 16,000~20,000. Bring Me The Horizon, their friends for several years now, opened for them both nights (they will also do so in a few days in Osaka).
The songs were almost the same as The Forum (without Head banger this time), but for this one the “main”/regular Kami Band members made a comeback! However, they did not play any solos at either show.
Both nights featured the same setlist and members. Many famous artists, as well as old friends, went to the show. And, the video at the end of the show hyped up and told fans something about the LEGEND – METAL GALAXY shows that will happen in January.
Read all about it below!
1- FUTURE METAL
2- DA DA DANCE
3- Gimme Chocolate!!
4- Elevator Girl
5- Shanti Shanti Shanti
10- PA PA YA!!
12- Road of Resistance
– Encore –
- Hideki Aoyama
- Momoko Okazaki
Article with professional pictures
Pop N Roll (taken by Fuji Taku):
There was no official video from these shows, but lots of fan-cams popped up online after the shows. Here is one from the entire night 2 show:
The fans held out their camera lights for Shine:
With Bring Me The Horizon
Taken by Taku Fuji (BABYMETAL’s official photographer).
The end of show lore/video talks about the LEGEND – METAL GALAXY shows in January 2020:
The moment the sun and the moon align, a vast metal galaxy appears as a sign that a new legend will begin.
When the Gods of the East and the Gods of the West play a metal symphony at night, three fired arrows arc into the starry skies transforming into the avengers.
The continuing odyssey of the Metal Galaxy will take us to a world we’ve never seen before.
It seemingly teases the fact that both the Main/regular Kami Band members and the US Kami Band members will play. Could be either one set each night, or mixed (as it does say “symphony”). Likewise, looks like all 3 Avengers will perform as well. If at the same time, or rotating (as was done at The Forum), is yet to be seen.
Lots of famous/of importance people went
Yuika (ex-Karen Girls, along with Suzuka) went and talked to Su:
Yura Pico (Burst Girl) and Okaki (NECRONOMIDOL):
Marina Horiuchi (ex-Sakura Gakuin, still with Amuse):
Kuramoto (Sakura Gakuin principle):
Kami Band post-show messages
Japan is goodOhmura (post night 1)
Fujioka-san, it was the highest height of the burgundy, 🎸 thank you very much.Ohmura (post night 2)
Metal is good.
Well, music is really good (B. o.H.) 🍺BOH (post night 2)
Pictures from Mayu