Following the departure of original member YUIMETAL in 2018, BABYMETAL has been performing with core founding members SU-METAL and MOAMETAL, along with a rotating cast of backup dancers for live performances. Now, one of those backup dancers, Momoko Okazaki, has been announced as an official band member under the name MOMOMETAL.
She has been performing live shows with the band since 2019 and was dubbed the third core member of the group at a recent pair of shows in Yokohama, Japan, following the release of their latest album, “THE OTHER ONE”. Okazaki was previously a member of the Japanese idol girl group Sakura Gakuin and also appeared on the South Korean reality TV show Girls Planet 999. The trio of SU-METAL, MOAMETAL, and MOMOMETAL, will be supporting Sabaton on a UK/European tour starting on April 14th in Leeds, England. The tour will take place in Belgium at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp on May 13th. Tickets available HERE