BABYMETAL were joined by a very special guest during their last show supporting RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS at the O2 Arena on December 18th – none other than RHCP drummer Chad Smith!
After a high-octane performance of “Gimme Chocolate!!”, BABYMETAL exited the stage and darkness quickly descended upon the arena. Unnoticed by the crowd, Chad Smith replaced BABYMETAL drummer Hideki Aoyama behind the kit and performed a spectacular drum solo, disguised as a member of the Kami Band wearing corpse paint and white clothing.
Joined by their new “God Of Drums”, BABYMETAL closed their final support set of the tour with a show-stopping Judas Priest medley of “Painkiller” and “Breaking The Law”, with SU-METAL performing lead vocals.
At the end of the show there came another surprise, as Chad Smith reappeared with a birthday cake for SU-METAL, who celebrates her 19th birthday on 20th December. The audience joined with cheering and singing “Happy Birthday”, marking a very special end to a phenomenal tour and an incredible 2016 for BABYMETAL.
BABYMETAL recently announced that they will appear as special guests to METALLICA at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, Korea on January 11th 2017 as part of their WORLDWIRED world tour, as well as supporting GUNS N’ ROSES in Japan in January.
BABYMETAL released their new “Live At Wembley” album on December 9th via earMUSIC, which debuted at #32 in the UK Rock and Metal chart with just physical copies alone. With a carefully selected tracklisting, the CD captures the spectacular performance recorded at BABYMETAL’s first ever UK Arena show, ‘BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2016 kicks off at THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY’. The KKKK rated album was described by Kerrang! Magazine, who last week gave the band their first Kerrang! cover, “proof of what a devastating live force they are”