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BABYMETAL to open for Guns N’ Roses on Japanese tour

on December 01, 2016, 10:39am

Even as we enter the final month of the year, 2016 just keeps getting better for BABYMETAL. Their sophomore album, METAL RESISTANCE, is one of the best albums of the year, they’re days away from heading out on a UK tour with Red Hot Chili Peppers, and are about to release a live album recorded at Wembley Arena. Now comes word that they’ll be joining one of the biggest tours of the year by opening for Guns N’ Roses in their home country of Japan.

The J-pop metal trio will take the stage with GNR for four shows across the country in January. “I am really happy that we’ve been confirmed as support on the upcoming Guns N’ Roses tour,” the band’s Su_Metal said in a statement. “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.”

The dates are the first of 2017 for GNR’s Not In This Lifetime… tour, which has already raked in an ungodly $112 million in ticket sales. Add the hottest young metal revolutionaries to biggest rock legacy act there is, and these Japan shows are sure to be massive. Find both bands’ itineraries below.

Guns N’ Roses 2017 Tour Dates:
01/21 – Osaka, JP @ Kyocera Dome *
01/22 – Kobe, JP @ World Arena *
01/25 – Yokohama, JP @ Yokohama Arena *
01/28 – Tokyo, JP @ Saitama Super Arena
01/29 – Tokyo, JP @ Saitama Super Arena *
02/02 – Wellington, NZ @ Westpac Stadium
02/04 – Auckland, NZ @ Western Springs Stadium
02/07 – Brisbane, AU @ QSAC Stadium
02/10 – Sydney, AU @ ANZ Stadium
02/11 – Sydney, AU @ ANZ Stadium
02/14 – Melbourne, AU @ Melbourne Cricket Ground
02/18 – Adelaide, AU @ Adelaide Oval
02/21 – Perth, AU @ Domain Stadium
02/25 – Singapore, SG @ Changi Exhibition Centre
02/28 – Bangkok, TH @ SCG Stadium
03/03 – Dubai, AE @ Autism Rocks Arena

* = w/ BABYMETAL

BABYMETAL 2016-2017 Tour Dates:
12/05 – London, UK @ O2 Arena #
12/06 – London, UK @ O2 Arena #
12/08 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro #
12/10 – Birmingham, UK @ Genting Arena #
12/11 – Birmingham, UK @ Genting Arena #
12/14 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena #
12/15 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena #
12/18 – London, UK @ O2 Arena #
01/21 – Osaka, JP @ Kyocera Dome *
01/22 – Kobe, JP @ World Arena *
01/25 – Yokohama, JP @ Yokohama Arena *
01/29 – Tokyo, JP @ Saitama Super Arena *

# = w/ Red Hot Chili Peppers
* = w/ Guns N’ Roses

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