Discussing the tour, lead singer Kimi exclaimed “Japan’s best all-female metal band is coming back to Europe and the UK with a vengeance! We can’t wait to see you all there!”
“We have looked forward to the day we can perform songs from Bloody Bride live in front of everyone,” added bassist Haru. “We’re so excited to be coming back to Europe and the UK!”
The tour announcement follows the release of the album’s fiery title track and ‘Daybreak’, both of which act as an insatiably catchy introduction to their upcoming international debut album Bloody Bride. You can watch the band perform ‘Daybreak’ in the official music video here. And all pre-orders of the album come with instant downloads of both tracks – ‘Daybreak’ and ‘Bloody Bride’.
Formed in Fukuoka, Japan in 2012, Bridear are one of Japan’s premier heavy metal bands and are setting their sights on the global stage. With diverse influences from German metal legends Helloween to British prog-pop pioneers Muse, the all-female quintet combine elements of power metal, progressive rock, and the melodic hooks of J-Pop to create a sound unlike any of their rivals from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Bridear released their first EP Overturn the Doom in 2012, and followed up with their hit single ‘Light in the Dark’. They have been performing across Japan ever since where they have developed a dedicated following. International audiences soon discovered the video online creating a massive buzz and ever-expanding global hard rock/metal audience.
Following the 2016 release of their first full-length Japanese album Baryte, the group continued to perform across their home country gaining a reputation for excellent musicianship and engaging live performances. In 2017, Bridear performed in Europe for the first time and appeared at major conventions such as Mondocon in Budapest, Hungry and Made in Asia in Brussels, Belgium supporting their EP Helix.
Having now performed in 11 countries, Bridear have built a passionate fan base in the West while becoming a major label act in Japan for their 2019 album Expose Your Emotions.
In October 2019, Bridear performed in London at Metal Matsuri, the first all J-Metal festival outside of Japan, with a stunning set winning more international fans and praise for their memorable performance.
28/09 – Nalen, Stockholm
30/09 – Club Nuke, Berlin
01/10 – Melkweg, Amsterdam
02/10 – Botanique, Brussels
03/10 – Boule Noire, Paris
06/10 – The Underworld, London
07/10 – Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
09/10 – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow
10/10 – Night & Day Café, Manchester