Japanese metal band BABYMETAL have announced a co-headline tour with DETHKLOK, the on-screen heavy metal band and stars of Adult Swim’s “Metalocalypse,” and support from virtuoso guitarist Jason Richardson. BABYMETAL’s first time back to the US since before the pandemic, the 29-date Live Nation-produced BABYKLOK TOUR will kick off August 30th in Houston, TX, hitting Atlanta, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and many more (full dates below) before wrapping October 11th at Los Angeles’ YouTube Theater. The tour will support their recent, first-ever concept album, THE OTHER ONE.
TICKETS: Tickets will be available starting with a CITI presale (details below) beginning today at 12:00 PM ET. An artist presale will begin at 1:00 PM local time and include VIP package options for both artists. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on sale beginning Friday, April 14 at 10:00 AM local time. More information is available at thebabykloktour.com.
PRESALE: Citi is the official card of the BABYKLOK TOUR. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning today at 12:00 PM ET until Thursday, April 13 at 10:00 PM local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.
Last year BABYMETAL was “sealed” from the world after a successful 10-year journey. In April 2022, THE OTHER ONE restoration project began to recover the BABYMETAL we never knew existed within a virtual world called the METALVERSE. A total of 10 songs were discovered within THE OTHER ONE restoration project, with each song representing a unique theme based on 10 separate parallel worlds that they have discovered.
On the heels of the tour announcement comes the news of the long-awaited return of Adult Swim’s favorite heavy metal adventure, “Metalocalypse.” In addition to DETHKLOK hitting the road, a full-length original film, written and directed by Brendon Small, “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar,” a companion soundtrack and “Dethalbum IV” will also arrive this year.
BABYKLOK 2023 TOUR DATES
8/30 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
8/31 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
9/2 – Orlando, FL – Orlando Amphitheater
9/3 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
9/5 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
9/6 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre *
9/8 – Pittsburgh, PA – UPMC Events Center
9/9 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
9/10 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival *~
9/12 – Philadelphia, PA – The Mann Center
9/14 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
9/15 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
9/17 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
9/18 – Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
9/20 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
9/21 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
9/23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life *~
9/24 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom *
9/25 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
9/27 – St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
9/28 - Omaha, NE – Steelhouse
9/30 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/1 – Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
10/3 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
10/4 – Seattle, WA - WAMU Theater
10/7 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock *~
10/8 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort
10/10 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
10/11 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater
*Not a Live Nation Date
The long-awaited return of Adult Swim’s favorite heavy metal adventure “Metalocalypse” arrives with a nationwide tour of the series’ on-screen band DETHKLOK. A full-length original film, written and directed by Brendon Small, “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar”, a companion soundtrack and “Dethalbum IV” will also arrive this year.
DETHKLOK will kick off their twenty-nine date national tour on August 30 with Japanese kawaii metal pioneers BABYMETAL as co-headliners and virtuoso guitarist Jason Richardson as support.
“It’s very surreal having so much new ‘Metalocalypse’ & DETHKLOK this year with the trifecta of the tour, movie and album,” said Small. “I’m so excited to get on the road with the powerful BABYMETAL, and to celebrate all the hard work that team ‘Metalocalypse’ & DETHKLOK put in over the last two years and beyond!”
The “BABYKLOK” tour will also include appearances at Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Alton, VA (Sep 10), Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY (Sep 23) and Aftershock in Sacramento, CA (Oct 7).
Also coming later in 2023 is “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar,” an original full-length movie written and directed by Brendon Small (“Metalocalypse“) and produced by Titmouse, Adult Swim and Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. The film stars Small, Tommy Blacha, Victor Brandt (“Metalocalypse”), Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner (Grammy® Award Winning Musician), King Diamond (KING DIAMOND; MERCYFUL FATE), Mark Hamill (“Batman: The Animated Series”; “The Machine”), Kirk Hammett (METALLICA), Jon Hamm (“Confess. Fletch”; “Top Gun: Maverick”), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Amy Lee (EVANESCENCE), Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”), Juliet Mills (“Passions”), Laraine Newman (“Saturday Night Live”), Raya Yarbrough (“Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem – a Klok Opera”), and Livia Zita (2022 Winner – Society of Voice Arts and Sciences Award).
The all-new animated movie begins after the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth; DETHKLOK frontman Nathan Explosion finds himself traumatized in a BRUTAL professional and romantic flat-spin, all while he is tasked with fulfilling the prophecy and confronting the ultimate songwriting challenge to save the planet. Can Nathan Explosion look beyond his brutally damaged ego to save his band, stop the Metalocalypse, and finally face the ultimate evil: Salacia?
As a special highlight, fans can also anticipate the release of two full-length albums this year. WaterTower Music will release both the film soundtrack, “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” as well as “Dethalbum IV” around the launch of the film.
About DETHKLOK & “Metalocalypse”:
DETHKLOK, an extreme metal band, is the most successful entertainment act on the planet and the seventh largest economy in the animated world of Adult Swim’s “Metalocalypse.” Live, they are a multi-media powerhouse that showcases animation, comedy, and brutality, excellently recreating the popular albums and animated visuals in a live atmosphere. Band members include musician & show co-creator Brendon Small and legendary drummer Gene Hoglan and more!
About Adult Swim:
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