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#songoftheday / #amlistening = BABYMETAL: “ELEVATOR GIRL” (ENGLISH VERSION) + U.S. TOUR DATES

by Michael McCarthy

Japanese metallers BABYMETAL have just released a new, English version of their smash hit “Elevator Girl” and we’re loving it here at Love is Pop HQ! Like the original version, it kicks some serious ass. From the chugging, in-your-face bass guitar, to its four-on-the-floor drums, to the blistering guitars, and of course, the girls’ sweet and adorable voices, everything about it is perfect. Personally, I’m also digging the fact that it doesn’t have any death metal grunting on it, unlike many of the group’s tracks. Now, I’m actually a fan of death metal, and I love their tracks that feature it, but it’s refreshing to hear the girls singing without any of that taking attention away from their voices for a change. That this version is English is just a bonus.

The B-sides here, “PA PA YA!!” and “Starlight” were previously released as singles in Japan and are both killers. “PA PA YA!!” is a good example of what their usual sound is like, as it contains lots of death metal vocals, and it’s mighty contagious. Even if you hate it at first, give it a few listens and see if it doesn’t rub off on you. And “Starlight” is one of my favorite BABYMETAL singles. It also has some death metal vocals, but not nearly as much as “PA PA YA!!,” so do give it a listen even if you can only tolerate twenty seconds of “PA PA YA!!”. And if you’re loving all of it you should be psyched to know that the band will be releasing a brand new studio album this year. I know I am.

Should you not be a fan of Spotify, you can listen to the “Elevator Girl” on several other outlets, all of which you can find links to here: https://tf.lnk.to/ElevatorGirl

I am also very excited to tell you that BABYMETAL recently announced their first headlining arena show in North America at The Forum in Los Angeles and now there’s good news for the rest of us as they have announced their first full national US headline tour! It starts off September 4th in Orlando, FL and wrapping up October 16th in Seattle, WA. The 20 show trek will be hitting DC, Boston, New York, Los Angeles and more (full dates below). Tickets and VIP packages can be found here: http://babymetal.com/en/tour Naturally, we will be attending and reviewing their Boston show!

BABYMETAL TOUR DATES

09/04/19 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live

09/06/19 – Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy

09/08/19 – Washington, DC – The Anthem

09/11/19 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

09/13/19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore

09/15/19 – New York, NY – Terminal 50

9/18/19 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit

09/20/19 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom

09/21/19 – Saint Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center

09/23/19 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater

09/24/19 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom

09/27/19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

09/28/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center

09/30/19 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

10/01/19 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater

10/04/19 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield

10/11/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

*10/13/19 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock

**10/15/19 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater

***10/16/19 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre

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**Festival 

***No Avatar, Support from The H

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An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

4 Comments to “#songoftheday / #amlistening = BABYMETAL: “ELEVATOR GIRL” (ENGLISH VERSION) + U.S. TOUR DATES”

  1. Angus says:

    I like the songs with the most death metal vocals the best, but “Elevator Girl” still gets me fist-pumping even without them. I’m planning to go to the DC show.

  2. LEYET WAITE says:

    BABYMETAL in Boston? I am so there! Thanks for the info!

  3. Aimee says:

    Do you know if there will be a version of the new album that is entirely in English? I love the Japanese stuff but I want English versions so I can sing along to them.

  4. Ai Megumi says:

    All hail the BABYMETAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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