Road to Tokyo Dome: Top5 BABYMETAL shows in Japan 2016

BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 Final at Tokyo Dome takes place tomorrow, 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 but also featured a good number of shows in Japan with unforgettable moments and achievements! Check the Top5 BABYMETAL shows in Japan 2016


Road to Tokyo Dome Part 2: Top5 BABYMETAL shows in Japan 2016

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. This year compared with 2015 BABYMETAL focused their forces overseas playing most of the World Tour 2016 shows in North America and Europe, meanwhile in Japan held limited edition performances for THE ONE members and Festival performances in the BIG 4 Festivals of the Land of the Rising Sun. 


In the following Top5 BABYMETAL shows in Japan 2016 are featured from our point of view the most interesting, successful shows in Japan based on tickets sold/audience, venue/festival and special moments from each show. The big features for BABYMETAL in Japan this year were at Festivals, but they also held very limited edition shows. Check the Top5 below. 



Top5 BABYMETAL shows in Japan 2016: 


05 - THE ONE Secret Show

Place: NHK Broadcasting Center, Tokyo

Date: February 18, 2016

Audience: 300 (Limited Edition show) 

The first show of the year for the band is in the 5th place of the Top5. BABYMETAL held a secret show for only 300 fans members of THE ONE at the NHK Broadcasting Center in Tokyo. The show was recorded for NHK Music Japan Presents: "BABYMETAL Revolution, Girls Fight Against The World" which was broadcasted in Japan on April 4. From the 6 songs setlist NHK only broadcasted 5 (Awadama Fever wasn't broadcasted) but the program was so successful that by request from the audience NHK was pushed to broadcast the full show. 


04 - The White Mass Tour, Date 1

Place: Namba Hatch, Osaka

Date: August 8, 2016

Audience: 1.500 (Sold Out)

Last year BABYMETAL held the World Tour 2015 in Japan, this year they hosted "The White Mass" Tour performing in 3 different places. The opening show of the Tour was at Namba Hatch in Osaka place where "Syncopation" made the live debut. The limited edition song from "Metal Resistance" Japanese Edition was the highglight of the tour along with all the "Call & Response" in Japanes and English. At this show Iine reached 85 live performances, BABYMETAL Death reached 80, Road Of Resistance reached 65, Yava reached 25 and Amore reached 15 live performances. 


03- Fuji Rock Festival 2016

Place: Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata

Date: July 24, 2016

Audience: Around 15.000 


The third place is for the first BABYMETAL performance in Japan after the World Tour 2016 leg overseas. This was the first BABYMETAL show at Fuji Rock Festival which was celebrating the 20th Anniversary. In addition as most of their performances at Festivals, it was raining. The same day, Kami Band God Of Guitar Takayoshi Ohmura performed earlier with dCprG. BABYMETAL show was one of the highlights of the festival featured in many TV Shows and according to Japanese media the reason why Red Hot Chili Peppers signed them to be their support act in their UK Tour in December. 



02 - Summer Sonic Festival 2016 in Osaka

Place: Maishima, Osaka

Date: August 21, 2016  

Audience: Around 8.000

In 2016 was their fifth consecutive performance at the Festival. BABYMETAL played in 2012 in a Summer Sonic sideshow without Kami Band, but then played in 2013, 2014, 2015 and finally in 2016 as headliner band. "Osaka Only" said the main poster of the Festival, BABYMETAL played in Osaka on August 21 at the Sonic Stage in front of approximately 8.000 fans who gathered to be witnesses of BABYMETAL headlining one of the biggest Festivals in Japan for their very first time. Summer Sonic Osaka featured a different Kami Band lineup (Hideki, BOH, Mikio, Takayoshi is the most common lineup since 2015), Leda joined the band since Takayoshi Ohmura was busy playing with Marty Friedman's band. META! Taro reached 20 live shows, while Awadama Fever reached 35 live performances.  


01 - Rock In Japan Festival 2016

Place: Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki

Date: August 6, 2016

Audience: Around 50.000

BABYMETAL played 2 times at Rock In Japan, the first appearance was in 2013 but in 2016 Rock In Japan Festival at Grass Stage on August 6 at 11:00 in the morning welcomed a massive invasion of fans, BABYMETAL gathered around 50.000 people featuring one of the biggest Wall Of Death of all BABYMETAL performances see here. Their performance as Fuji Rock was featured by Japanese TV Shows and Media, many posts, reviews and photos of their incredible performance where KARATE reached 30 live performances and Su-Metal did call & response in English and Japanese making most of the 50.000 people in the audience jump during Megitsune. 



We hope you liked the Top5 BABYMETAL shows in Japan 2016, if you disagree please let us know your Top5! 



Article by: Maik Gianino.

For more BABYMETAL Tour Dates details, visit the Tour Dates section

Road to Tokyo Dome Part 1: Top5 BABYMETAL World Tour 2016 shows, read here.

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Comments: 11
  • #1

    BAT-METAL (Monday, 19 September 2016 14:41)

    Wasn't the first Tokyo Dome show today? Not seeing any reviews/news anywhere! Man, they should have pay-per-viewed this show..

  • #2

    Kenji (Wednesday, 21 September 2016 06:06)

    I was there! Will submit my review of the 2nd night in a few days.

  • #3

    BAT-METAL (Wednesday, 21 September 2016 09:02)

    Thanks Kenji! I just don't understand how there's so little press about this show. so far. I think the NYC / Plastation Theater gig has more reviews! Maybe I need to be patient... Also, I see they played all songs over two nights. - please tell me you saw Catch Me if you Can! I would pay 1,000 dollars just to see them do this number for 6-7 mnutes, I'm not even joking.

  • #4

    Kenji (Wednesday, 21 September 2016 19:05)

    Not many Japanese are fluent in English. Maybe international fans are now back home and writing their reviews.
    Catch Me If You Can was played only at 1st night so I missed it!

    I' m new to this site and just want to make submit a review, is it just OK to use "Contact Us" section? Fans who are waiting for a review, pls advice!

  • #5

    BAT-METAL (Wednesday, 21 September 2016 20:04)

    Thanks Kenji... there must have been some famous rock critics at that show! I wonder if the hipsters at Pitchfork even know this happened? Probably to busy listening to Radiohead yawn lol. Huffington Post for some strange reason has been sourcing some really good BM concert reviews lately.

    Watched the TV clips above just now - OMG. Amazing. That stage must have taken a year and 50 million dollars to build , and it looks like a giant accident waiting to injure BABYMETAL in all sorts of ways! VLOG guy said all three of them slipped on 'spilled fuel' what???

    I have noticed on BMs blu-rays, that whoever designs their stages maybe doesn't love this band as much as they should... at Budokan Su is dancing way too close to the front of a deep hole in the stage, where the gong comes up from? And that little elevated stage where they all three are dancing - somebody is going to literally require that neck brace after they fall ... Yui or Moa fell off as well I heard...

    have to say it again.. best live band, any genre, of all time with the exception of James Brown. and I've only seen the blu rays (for literally hundreds of hours!)

  • #6

    Kenji (Wednesday, 21 September 2016 20:37)

    I've heard how to submit so start writing my review. Pls be patient.

  • #7

    BMN (Thursday, 22 September 2016 02:18)

    Thank you both for all your comments and support! Make us really happy tjaf after 2 years the comments section is getting some activity.

    BAT-Metal: in our show reports we detailed the incident. Su-Metal and Leda had troubles at the end of the show, we relieve is because is the oil or humid floor because of the flames.

    Kenji:: we hope you already read our email. Take all te time you want, we are also waiting for a couple of fans to post more reviews feo different fans from different places.

    Again, thank you both!

  • #8

    Kenji (Thursday, 22 September 2016 03:13)

    Hi BMN,

    Thanks for your follow-up. I've just sent my review. I look forward to your feature patiently!

  • #9

    BAT-METAL (Friday, 23 September 2016 15:44)

    Hi BMN,

    I have been lonely here as well! I suspect everybody comments on FB instead.

    Thanks for the tip - so much to read on this site I haven't got through the whole thing yet...

  • #10

    BMN (Friday, 23 September 2016 21:56)

    We are sorry for the grammar mistakes, was our cellphone...
    Our followers are more active on FB indeed, but we love all of your comments in our comments section, means a lot! Our profile is low we just post news and articles translated for that reason many times people just read the news and leaves the site, for that reason every comment for us is very important!

    The Show Reports for all BABYMETAL shows since their first Date to Tokyo Dome are available in the Tour Dates section.

  • #11

    Trail of BABYMETAL DEATH (Monday, 03 October 2016 10:47)


    Absolutely no apologies needed! Thanks for keeping this site running for us who avoid Facebook, Twitter and Reddit like the plague.

    I have been convined finally to join Reddit for BABYMETAL fan threads. but still I think this simple blog comment format is just easier.

    You guys are doing a great service.. Thanks! Even though I mostly post alone, I need to get these things out of my sytem.. My wife is sick of me talking about stagecraft and things. LOL