Babymetal title album no.2 Metal Resistance

Babymetal have confirmed that their second album will be titled Metal Resistance.

No further details on the follow-up to their self-titled debut have been released. It’s set for launch on April 1 via earMUSIC – a day the group have branded ‘Fox Day.’

Su-metal, Yuimetal and Moametal will start a world tour at London’s Wembley Arena on April 2, and wrap up at the Tokyo Dome on a date still to be announced. They’ve also announced a handful of shows in the US following their UK appearance.

Su-Metal says: “I will be putting my everything into the production of our upcoming album because I believe that many of you are waiting for it. We are looking forward to meeting our fans abroad again next year at Wembley Arena right after the release of our second album, so you can expect to hear our new songs for the very first time live there.”

Further album details will be revealed in due course.

Babymetal 2016 tour dates

Apr 02: London Wembley Arena, UK
May 04: New York PlayStation Theater, NY
May 07: Philadelphia Electric Factory, PA
May 10: Silver Spring The Fillmore, MD
May 11: Detroit The Fillmore, IL
May 13: Chicago House Of Blues, IL

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