The news comes as the Japanese duo announced details of a new album called ‘The Other One’ earlier this month, bringing their hiatus to an end.
Babymetal will join Finnish metal band Lordi on the UK and European leg of Sabaton’s ‘Tour To End All Tours’. The 2023 dates kick off in Leeds in April, finishing up in Kuopio in Finland on May 20.
“We are extremely happy to welcome Babymetal to our already much anticipated tour in Europe 2023,” Sabaton bassist Pär Sundström said in a statement. “The energy and power of this band will for sure make each night something special.”
Frontman Joakim Brodén added: “If there ever was a band that would break all the rules, it’s Babymetal with the power and precision to deliver a full-on heavy metal show! It’s not our first rodeo together, expect nothing but excellence from BABYMETAL!”
THE TIME HAS COME to announce @babymetal_japan as our special guests for the EU leg of The Tour To End All Tours. Our friends @lordiofficial will also be opening every show, setting the atmosphere! GOT YOUR TICKETS YET? Book them now & don’t miss out 👉 https://t.co/2Z7qvwswqd pic.twitter.com/0Ykh0lArMQ
— Sabaton (@sabaton) October 18, 2022
Sabaton’s ‘Tour To End All Tours’ is in support of their 10th studio album, ‘The War To End All Wars’, which was released in March. Brodén previously appeared as a guest on the track ‘Oh! MAJINAI’ from Babymetal’s 2019 album ‘Metal Galaxy’ and has appeared on stage with the duo in Japan.
Babymetal’s ‘The Other One’ will be released on March 24, 2023 and can be pre-ordered here. Five pre-release digital singles are set to be released prior to the album, with one streaming in each of October, November, January, February and March.
Tickets for the 2023 tour will be on sale at 10am on October 21 – find them here.
Sabaton’s ‘Tour To End All Tours’ 2023:
14 – First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
15 – OVO Arena Wembley, London, UK
16 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
18 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow, UK
21 – Zénith Paris La Villette, Paris, France
22 – Festhalle Frankfurt, Germany
24 – Barclays Arena, Hamburg, Germany
25 – Rockhal Main Hall, Esch/Alzette, Luxembourg
28 – Avicii Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
29 – Oslo Spektrum, Norway
30 – Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
2 – ZAG Arena, Hanover, Germany
3 – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
5 – Mercedes Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
6 – Quarterback Immobilien Arena, Leipzig, Germany
7 – Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
9 – Atlas Arena, Łódź, Poland
10 – Arena Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
12 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
13 – Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium
15 – Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
18 – Saku Suurhall, Tallinn, Estonia
19 – Helsinki Ice Hall, Finland
20 – Kuopio-Halli, Finland