— BABYMETAL Newswire (@babymetalnews_) March 24, 2017
Official Twitter sent out the same news not long after, so:
I wanted to believe that announcing a standalone date (that is, not as part of someone else’s tour) was going to be the beginning of a reveal of an actual standalone tour (or leg of one), but it so far looks like this one show might be it — why make a formal announcement if that isn’t the case? Unless they’re pointlessly trying to save face where they haven’t before, for instance.
I realize that it doesn’t matter, really, not in light of the fact that they’re doing this show with an opening act. Like, HELLYEAH is still a Vinnie Paul band, and in light of neither Superjoint nor Damageplan (RIP) being involved, Babymetal is now officially bigger than Pantera. May the gods help us all.
But again, the normalization continues. Now they have established bands as openers. I am well-pleased.
Next up: Take idols on tour, too.