BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 Final at Tokyo Dome is around the corner, reason why is the time to "push it back" and "sit down" to look back. The BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 had been plenty of awesome shows, incredible moments, unforgettable achievements. Check our Top5 BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 shows overseas below.
Road To Tokyo Dome Part 1: Top5 BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 shows
The BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 is about to come to an end at Tokyo Dome next Monday and Tuesday. Just like in 2014 they are ending the World Tour in September. From their three World Tours, the World Tour 2016 is without any doubt one of the most successful considering the number of shows, tickets sold, even the countries visited but also there are some other facts to explain why World Tour 2016 was awesome for BABYMETAL.
In the following Top5 BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 shows are featured from our point of view the most interesting, successful shows of their tour based on tickets sold/audience, the city/country and venue where they played but also the environment because most of the times BABYMETAL performances at Festivals are epic because external reasons beyond their own epicness.
Top5 BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 Shows:
5 - FortaRock Festival
Date: June 5, 2016
Place: Nijmegen in Netherlands.
Audience: Around 5.000
This was the first BABYMETAL show in Nijmegen and first appearance in Netherlands, first appearance at FortaRock as well. BABYMETAL's performance was at the Large Rockhand Stage, a hot tent packed with fans, casual listeners and many curious Metal fans. FortaRock audience was specially active and supportive during BABYMETAL's performance, many fans said that FortaRock was one of the best shows outside Japan. This is a very intersting point because BABYMETAL shared the stage with Heavy Metal and Death Metal bands like Dark Funeral, King Diamond and their new friends Abbath, etc. At this show BOH reached 95 live performances and Mikio Fujioka reached 65 live performances as Kami Band members.
4 - The Wiltern
Date: July 15, 2016
Place: The Wiltern, Los Angeles, United States.
Audience: Around 2.000 (Sold Out)
Last BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 show in United States. The show marked their return to Los Angeles after 2 years where they played for very first time in United States. The Wiltern Theatre landmark at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue in Los Angeles, California. "The must-play when you move from a club to a theatre in L.A.," says Michael Rapino, chief executive of Live Nation to Rolling Stone. At The Wiltern Gimme Chocolate reached 90 live performances, and THE ONE English Ver. reached 15 live performances.. BABYMETAL is going in a safe way from Clubs to Theatres in United States, next step, Arenas? Only The FOX GOD Knows!
3 - The Fillmore Detroit
Date: May 11, 2016
Place: The Fillmore Detroit, United States
Audience: Around 2.500 (Sold Out)
The historic Fillmore Detroit is a multi-use entertainment venue operated by Live Nation. Built in 1925, the Fillmore Detroit was known for most of its history as the State Theatre, and prior to that as the Palms Theatre. First BABYMETAL show in Detroit, was at The Fillmore Detroit. This show was particularly special. First of all Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura played USA Anthem during his solo on "Catch Me If You Can". During the bridge of "Gimme Chocolate", Yuimetal with "The Three Musketeers" and Moametal with "Snickers" brought chocolates on stage and leading the group Su-Metal asked the audience to "push it back" and "sit down" to then jump at the count of "3. 2. 1". This was probably one of the most epic interaction moments of BABYMETAL's career. Watch here.
2 - Download Festival UK
Date: June 10, 2016
Place: Donington Park, England
Audience: Around 100.000
BABYMETAL's second appearance at Download, but the first time playing a Festival Setlist. The first appearance was as special guest during Dragonforce's performance in 2015. 2016 performance featured BABYMETAL playing at the main stage "The Lemmy Stage" sharing it with Killswitch Engage, Korn and Rammstein. Show was delayed 26 minutes due heavy rain (See video), even the the one and only Kobametal helped to dry the stage minutes before the performance (See photo) Rain is something very usual in BABYMETAL performances at Festivals, Sonisphere 2014 in United Kingdom , Rock On The Range 2015 in United States, Rock Im Revier and RockAvaria (Indoor) in Germany 2015 and so on just to name a few. The remarkable fact of BABYMETAL's performance was the audience, even under heavy rain, BABYMETAL played in front of approximately 100.000 people in the audience.
1 - Wembley Arena, London, England
Date: April 2, 2016
Place: The SSE Arena Wembley, London England.
Audience: 12.500 (Sold Out)
BABYMETAL became the first Japanese act to headline Wembley Arena, actually they were set to be the second Japanese act after X-Japan but destiny decided that for health reasons X-Japan was forced to cancel the Show and for that reason BABYMETAL became the first one from Japan to headline at Wembley Arena. Their show is at the moment the biggest headline show of the band overseas, before Wembley Arena their biggest headline show was at Brixton Academy also in London in November of 2014. BABYMETAL played in front of approximately 12.500 fans, the sold out show featured the largest setlist of World Tour 2016 so far with 17 songs, three songs of their new album "Metal Resistance" which was released a day earlier debuted live, "GJ!", "META! Taro", "Amore" and the English Version of "THE ONE" which featured a beautiful moment plenty of flags from different countries, one of the best moments of the World Tour without any doubts. As if all of this seems not enough, after becoming the first act from Japan to headline a massive show at London’s Wembley Arena, BABYMETAL achieved the highest-ever merchandise takings for a one-day production in the history of the Wembley Arena venue. (Read more here).
We hope you liked the Top5 BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 shows, if you disagree please let us know your Top5!
Article by: Maik Gianino.
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Part 2, Road To Tokyo Dome: Top5 BABYMETAL Shows in Japan 2016, read here