BABYMETAL confirm new song and announce first London show in three years

They're off to Brixton...

BABYMETAL have confirmed details of their first London show since 2016.

The metal stars will headline the O2 Academy Brixton on Tuesday July 2, marking their first appearance in the capital since headlining Wembley Arena in 2016. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday April 26.

They’ll be supported at the show by Swedish metallers Amaranthe and the mysterious Sleep Token – who are billed as a “masked music collective”.

It’s also been confirmed that BABYMETAL’s first song of 2019 will come in ‘Elevator Girl’ – which arrives on May 10.

It comes after Babymetal announced that their new album will be released later this year.

Babymetal at Reading Festival 2015

The Japanese band, who parted ways with founding member Yui Mizuno (AKA Yuimetal) back in October, will follow up their 2016 LP ‘Metal Resistance’ with the release, which will mark their third studio album (their self-titled debut was released in 2014).

Singers Su-metal and Moametal will lead Babymetal going forward following Yuimetal’s departure last year. The group’s first track since Yuimetal’s exit, titled ‘Starlight’, was released back in October.

“During her absence, both SU-METAL and MOAMETAL as well as the entire staff team had been preparing for her awaited return,” Babymetal’s statement about Yuimetal’s departure read.

“YUIMETAL came to a decision that she will not be performing at BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 in Japan and that she will no longer be a part of BABYMETAL.”

The pair also thanked Yuimetal for her contribution to the band, saying: “We thank her for all of her contributions and wish her all the best in her future endeavours”.