BabyMetal to Tour US With Lady Gaga

Japanese death metal girls will support controversial pop singer's shows.

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Japanese J-pop/Death Metal fusion band BabyMetal has been announced as the support act for Lady Gaga for five of the shows on the singer's "artRAVE: the ARTPOP ball" tour, Blabbermouth reports. The band will play a few dates throughout July and August (check out below).

As well as this, BabyMetal is set to play a headlining show at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on July 27.

The band, which is a spin-off from the Japanese pop idol group Sakura Gakuin, released its debut album on February 26th. They made it to No 3 on iTunes' US Rock chart and the Top 10 in six other countries, including the UK. The band's video for the song "Gimme Chocolate" has received nearly 10 million views on YouTube. BabyMetal was also featured on the cover of Kerrang! magazine.

The band comprises:

Su-Metal - Vocals and DanceMoametal - Screamer and DanceYuimetal - Screamer and Dance

The joint BabyMetal/Lady GaGa summer tour dates are:

07/30 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Arena
08/01 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
08/02 - Stateline, NV - Harveys Lake Tahoe 08/04 - Salt Lake City, UT - Energy Solutions Arena08/06 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center

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    The evil girls from the darkest corners of hell sing their nefarious melodies of death to summon chocolate..
    Death metal my ass. This is just a jpop act trying to siphon more fans out of the metal world. I mean come on.
    It's a just a product. The girls won't be "cvte" forever, so Babymetal will be over in like only 2 years
    Unfortunately they're Asian which means they'll be cute for a very long time.
    There is nothing "cute" about death metal, unless youre talking about Japan's "death metal"
    Well life doesn't last forever, so if you're going to let that stop you from seizing the day and giving it all you've got right now, you might as well not be alive at all.
    It's death metal guitars with pop vocals and sensibility. Super accessible metal. At least it's better than some of the extremely generic 2metal4u bands nowadays. I'm glad there is something original that is getting airplay, even if its this.
    Thats good, put all the "flash over substance" groups on the same tours, and we'll know what to avoid!
    This is what would happen in Devin Townsend met Anamanaguchi. I am beyond confused.
    What, in the name of all that is evil and twisted in this fetid world, did I just watch there? For the love of Satan, never feature Babymetal on this site - no, the whole internet - ever again.
    Love Babymetal, hate Gaga. She ALMOST got me to give up my money to go see Miku Hatsune. Then I realized that Lady Gaga shouldn't exist and didn't deserve my money.
    I've legitimately enjoyed more Vocaloid songs than Lady Gaga songs but I'd still rather see Lady Gaga live, who is said to put on a good show, than a pre-recorded hologram even more produced and stiff than a standard pop artist.
    My biggest worry about this song is the programmed drums with the non-varying snare sound the whole way through. Can't unhear.
    Seems like it would be a good show to watch. Crazy J-Pop with a metal vibe and Lady Gaga being weird sounds like fun