BABYMETAL to support Guns N’ Roses on Japanese tour

The teenage trio are also due to support Red Hot Chili Peppers on their UK tour later this month (December).

Guns N’ Roses have recruited BABYMETAL for their Japanese tour.

The teenage trio will support the reunited rock legends at four of their five Japanese dates, which take place from January 21-29 next year.

BABYMETAL are currently preparing to support Red Hot Chili Peppers on their upcoming UK tour, which begins on Monday night (December 5) at London’s The O2.


“We have a shorter set length compared to our normal headline shows but despite that, we are hoping that we can warm up the stage for RHCP and give a powerful performance for the entire crowd,” band member MOAMETAL told NME recently.


Meanwhile, Guns N’ Roses have recently teased even more tour dates for 2017 in a new advert.

The band’s knowingly-titled ‘Not In This Lifetime… Tour’ began with a series of shows in the US in April before criss-crossing North America more fully between June and August.

The reunited line-up of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan are now touring central and South America, and have already announced dates in Japan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Dubai for next year.

Their last scheduled date is due to take place in March, but fans remain hopeful that a European leg and further North American dates will be announced shortly.


Earlier this month it was reported that the band are planning to begin the European leg of their tour with a huge show at Dublin’s 82,300-capacity Croke Park in July. According to the report, “It should be confirmed before Christmas.”

It has previously been reported that the band’s European dates will include a headline set at Download Festival in Donington Park, Leicestershire in June.


In September it was reported that the band’s reunion tour has already grossed £90 million, making it the highest-grossing tour of the year to date in North America. Their run of stadium shows were attended by over a million fans in the US and Canada.

However, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has recently suggested the band have become “somewhat of a nostalgia act” with the reunion tour, something he branded “sad”.