The 'Gimme Chocolate!!' metal idols will unleash their second LP on 'Fox Day' next year and announce Wembley Arena tour date
Craig Hitchings

08:48 14th December 2015

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Babymetal have confirmed that their second album will drop in early April 2016 through earMUSIC, as well as a UK date at the Wembley SSE Arena as part of their world tour. The 'Gimme Chocolate!!' metal idols, riding high on the back of new single 'The One', have also dubbed the release date to be 'Fox Day'.

The new album will come out on 1 April 2016, with the three-piece metal band also confirming a massive headline show at the Tokyo Dome in their native Japan on the same day, which will be swiftly followed up with another headline show at the Wembley SSE Arena in London on 2 April 2016.

See the official announcement video and read a statement from the band below:

Band mastermind, Kobametal, said of the new release and tour dates: "As prophesied by the Fox God, a new album will be released on 1 April 2016, also known as the Fox Day. Since the release of Babymetal's debut album in 2014, we have been racing across the globe non-stop on our World Tour. Through the last tour I have come across people from all over the world and have had the chance to feel that miraculous moment when everyone came together via Babymetal.

"Our new song 'The One' contains lyrics that speak of uniting the world, or a crowd favourite at concerts 'Road of Resistance' that never fails to bring our fans together, every Babymetal song makes up this extraordinary story. I continue to believe that the songs of Babymetal continue to push them forward to discover new possibilities. All I can say right now is for all of you to wait patiently for the coming of the Fox Day."

Lead Babymetal vocalist Su-metal added: "I will be putting my everything into the production of our upcoming album because I believe that many of you are waiting for it. We are looking forward to meeting our fans abroad again next year at Wembley Arena right after the release of our second album, so you can expect to hear our new songs for the very first time live there!!

"Performing at Tokyo Dome next year still feels like a dream but I am going to work towards building up my confidence to stand on that stage and I hope to continue growing through our upcoming World Tour."

BABYMETAL play Wembley SSE Arena in London on Saturday 2 April 2016. For tickets and information, visit here

BABYMETAL aslo release their first ever live DVD, LIVE AT BUDOKAN: Red Night & Black Night Apocalypse, on 30 October. 

Watch our interview with Babymetal below

Grab your copy of the Gigwise print magazine here.

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