Japanese metal band BABYMETAL started 2021 with the continuation of the celebration of their ten-year anniversary, with a series of ten exclusive shows at the NIPPONBUDOKAN in Tokyo.
Seven years after their first appearance at the legendary venue, which saw them become the youngest female artist to headline in the venue’s prestigious history, BABYMETAL delivered a series of ten performances, utilising the unique layout of the 360-degree venue with a centre stage that gave those in attendance the ability to enjoy the performance up close from any seat.
One of The Big Four turns the big 4-0 this year, and are celebrating with a number of special activities and events to honour the landmark anniversary. Formed by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker in Queens, NY on July 18th 1981, Anthrax were one of the first thrash metal bands to emerge from the East Coast and quickly became regarded as a leader in the genre alongside Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth.
The interactive concert experiences titled An Evening with Nightwish In a Virtual World, that will kick off their Human. :II: Nature. World Tour have been rescheduled from March to May due to changes in the band’s touring schedule. The new dates are Friday May 28th and Saturday May 29th 2021.
Tickets purchased for the original dates are automatically valid for the new dates, or can be returned by March 12th 2021. More details further below.
2 day tickets will be on sale for the current price until February 14th 2021, 21:59 GMT. After this the price will go up.
VIP packages will go on sale at the same time. The VIP package includes a virtual session with the as yet unrevealed bass player of Nightwish’s Human. :II: Nature. tour, amongst other perks. The identity of the bass player will be revealed in the live virtual session included in the VIP package on Friday May 28th 2021
The collaboration between Ihsahn and Leprous goes back the better part of two decades, where songs, members and performances have been heavily intertwined. This exclusive and unique performance will celebrate these connections further.
Set to take place at Notodden Theater, Norway, on December 20th 2020 @ 7pm GMT, tickets are available HERE.
Nightwish,one of the world’s leading symphonic metal bands and Finland’s most successful music export – sets the stage for an exquisite interactive experience in March 2021. In ‘An Evening with Nightwish in a Virtual World’, the band will perform at The Islanders Arms, a tavern built in virtual reality. The event takes place on two nights, Friday March 12th and Saturday March 13th 2021.
On both evenings, the audience can expect an unforgettable 90-minute performance, and will get to hear songs from the latest albumHuman. :II: Nature. live for the first time. The setlist has variation each night.
On the October night of Samhain, the band presented an atmospheric live stream prepared for the Colombian “Rock al Parque Festival” – one of the largest music festivals in South America. The broadcast itself took place in the form of a freely available stream. After its success, the band decided to release the recorded performance entitled: “ЧЕРНАЯ ЛИТУРГИЯ / BLACK LITURGY / CZERNAYA LITURGIYA – A MONASTIC LIVE”.