BABYMETAL played its first two UK Tour shows supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers at the massive The O2 Arena in London, England. Rockin'On Japan attended to both performances to write a live report including exclusive photos of the second night performance. Read the report translated below.
Rockin'On Live Review: BABYMETAL at The O2 London 2 Days
Many people were surprised when the name of BABYMETAL raised as special guest of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' London show. We watched their first performance at The O2 Arena in London (December 5). Red Hot Chili Peppers fans accepted the performance, even was seen that the audience somehow ended up excited before the curtain went down.
In the past, BABYMETAL experienced performances in London several times, this time most of the people in there are Red Hot Chili Peppers fans, perhaps it seems that there were just a few people who have visited a BABYMETAL live before. Despite the stage is not large, BABYMETAL inspired and fascinated the audience with spectactular and wonderful live without shyness.
The floor audience increase at the arena as the songs progress, the cheers at the end of the songs are getting bigger and bigger. Some situations are very touching. A person tries to make a capture with his smartphone, other people imitates the dancing, other people responded the Kami Band performance with intense headbanging, each one enjoying BABYMETAL in their own way. At the next stage, it was even more powerful performance that gained even more confidence that grasped the audience's heart.
Then, we visited the second performance. By the way, a detailed report will be posted on "Rockin'On Japan" February issue. After the appearance on December 5, BABYMETAL appeared as Special Guest of the UK Tour of Red Hot Chili Peppers performing at The O2 Arena in London, England also on December 6.
BABYMETAL engaged into the audience who gathered actively in their call & responses in English, showing powerful performances on "KARATE", "Megitsune" and "Gimme Chocolate", as the live concluded with "See You" with great cheers.
After this, they will continue with additional performances in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London at the The O2 and then will appear as Special Guest in the Guns N' Roses Japan Tour at the beginning of the next year.
Live report by: Rockin' On Japan
Photos by: Tsukasa Miyoshi
Translation by: Maik Gianino.