Yuimetal is still a Babymetal member

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Yui Mizuno, aka Yuimetal, is still a member of Babymetal, according to a spokesperson from the band’s US management company.

There had been speculation that the 18-year-old was no longer part of the Japanese outfit after she failed to join her bandmates Su-metal and Moametal at their show in Kansas City earlier in the week (opens in new tab).

Instead, the duo were joined by two additional dancers, leaving a question mark over Yuimetal's position in the band.

But a spokesperson for 5B Management has now addressed the situation, telling Alternative Nation (opens in new tab): “Yuimetal remains a member of the band, but she is not on this current US tour. There is a new narrative for the future of the band which is currently evolving. The storyline has changed. 

"This was the basis of the Metal Resistance Episode 7: The Revelation video (opens in new tab). The who, when, where, and how of The Chosen Seven will be presented as the concept unfolds."

Earlier this week, Babymetal released a video for their new track Distortion, with their next live show taking place tonight (May 11) at Houston’s Revention Music Centre.

Babymetal 2018 tour dates

May 11: Dallas House Of Blues, TX - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
May 13: Houston Revention Music Center, TX - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
May 15: Atlanta Tabernacle, GA - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
May 17: Charlotte The Fillmore, NC - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
May 18: Nashville Marathon Music Works, TN - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
May 20: Columbus Rock On The Range, OH - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 01: Nurburg Rock Am Ring, Germany - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 02: Nuremberg Rock Im Park, Germany - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 04: Innsbruck Music Hall, Austria - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 05: Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg, Netherlands - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)
Jun 09: Donington Download, UK - BUY TICKETS (opens in new tab)

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