BABYMETAL Will Play 10 Shows At Tokyo’s Budokan Arena

BABYMETAL have big plans for 2021. The band has revealed they will headline 10 shows at Tokyo’s Budokan arena starting in January. The concerts will celebrate BABYMETAL’s 10-year anniversary.

So far, only six of the 10 concerts have been announced. The shows kick off on January 19th and 20th. The next four shows take place on February 16th, 17th, 19th, and 20th. Remaining gigs will be revealed at a later date.

During an interview with Billboard Japan, Moametal said “I consider the Budokan shows as the period we properly display everything we’ve gained in our journey over the past 10 years, and our gratitude to everyone who encountered us along the way.”

The shows are a welcome relief for fans longing for concerts, but there are several regulations in place to keep everyone safe. Fans will have their temperatures checked at the door. They’re also required to wear face masks at all times in the venue. Fans are asked to not talk or cheer loudly in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID. On top of that, tickets for less than half of the Budokan’s capacity will be sold for each show, with seats spaced out throughout the venue.

Recently, BABYMETAL released their 10th-anniversary collection 10 BABYMETAL Years, available in 10 different editions in Japan. U.S. pre-orders are available here.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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