by 13 Stitches Magazine
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December 1, 2016 – It’s been approximately 10 years since Guns N’ Roses‘ last performance in Japan and acclaimed all-girl fronted Japanese heavy metal/teen-pop phenom BABYMETAL will be joining them on their Guns N’ Roses Japan Tour for the following dates/venues:

Saturday, January 21, 2017: Kyocera Dome in Osaka
Sunday, January 22, 2017: World Memorial Hall in Kobe
Wednesday, January 25, 2017: Yokohama Arena
Sunday, January 29, 2017: Saitama Super Arena

About the upcoming tour, BABYMETAL’s SU-METAL says, “I am really happy that we’ve been confirmed as support on the upcoming Guns N’ Roses tour. And it’s happening in Japan!! We’re going to create a live performance that shows how wonderful Japan is together with everyone in the audience on that tour.”

GnrIn 2016, BABYMETAL released their new album METAL RESISTANCE (via Sony/RAL) and charted in the Top 40 of the US Billboard chart making BABYMETAL the first Japanese artist in 53 years to have made the charts and second in the history of Japanese artists. They’ve attained countless achievements such as being the first Japanese artist to headline at THE SSE, WEMBLEY aka Wembley Arena as well as performing with the Metal God Rob Halford from Judas Priest. They recently had their biggest show ever performing in front of 110,000 people over a span of 2 days at the prestigious Tokyo Dome. BABYMETAL are now getting ready to go on tour with the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS in UK within the next few days. As BABYMETAL were confirmed to support Guns N’ Roses for their Reunion Tour in Japan, they are in preparation of embarking on a new Metal Resistance awaiting for their journey.

The J-pop teen metal hybrid group, featuring 18-year-old SU-METAL and 17-year-olds YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL, backed by a four-piece band have taken the world by storm since their formation in 2010. Recently completing a sold-out 2016 US Tour run, the band has gained attention from the likes of The New York Times, VOGUE, Vanity Fair, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly and Esquire,

METAL RESISTANCE peaked at number fifteen on the UK Albums Chart, the highest position reached by a Japanese band. The music video for their single “Karate” has surpassed 23.6 Million views on YouTube.

For tickets and more information on the upcoming Guns N’ Roses tour dates, please visit here.

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