Watch Babymetal light up Washington on their US headline tour

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Babymetal (opens in new tab) are currently on their headline tour of the US which kicked off earlier this month with a set at Orlando’s Hard Rock Live.

On Sunday evening, the Japanese outfit played at The Anthem in Washington – and fan-filmed footage by user Jim Powers from the evening has now appeared online, showing Babymetal tearing through tracks including Gimme Chocolate, Megitsune, Elevator Girl, PA PA YA!!, Distortion and KARATE.

Check out the videos below.

Babymetal will release their new album Metal Galaxy on October 11 which will include a number of guest artists, including Sabaton's Joakim Brodén and Arch Enemy's Alissa White-Gluz.

A statement on Metal Galaxy reads: “The new album expresses light and darkness, emotions like duality and ambivalence, and ‘new metal’ created by various chemical reactions as other entities evolved and expanded in this album.

“Just like the Sun and the Moon changes the appearance of this world with its daylight and moonlight, with evermore new type of various sounds, their music paints the metal galaxy in different colours.”

Babymetal will return to Japan in November for four arena shows, where they’ll be joined by special guests Bring Me The Horizon (opens in new tab).

Babymetal: Metal Galaxy
1. FUTURE METAL
2. DA DA DANCE (feat. Tak Matsumoto)
3. Elevator Girl - English ver.
4. Shanti Shanti Shanti
5. Oh! MAJINAI (feat. Joakim Brodén)
6. Brand New Day (feat. Tim Henson and Scott LePage)
7. Night Night Burn!
8. IN THE NAME OF
9. Distortion (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
10. PA PA YA!! (feat. F. Hero)
11. Kagerou
12. Starlight
13. Shine
14. Arkadia

Babymetal: Metal Galaxy (opens in new tab)

Babymetal: Metal Galaxy (opens in new tab)
Babymetal will release Metal Galaxy in October. The follow-up to Metal Resistance features a number of guests, including Sabaton’s Joakim Brodén and Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz.

Babymetal Tour Poster

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