Japanese metal band BRIDEAR have just announced the addition of shows in France, Germany and the Netherlands to their forthcoming September tour of the UK.
They have also recruited brand new guitarist MOE after the departure of MISAKI earlier this year. Lead singer KIMI comments, “MOE brings a real love of heavy metal to the band and is a great technical guitarist. Her power is second to none and we can’t wait for fans to hear us come together live this September!”
MOE herself adds, “I’m so happy to be a part of BRIDEAR and to tour overseas! BRIDEAR fans are the best and I’m looking forward to meeting everyone!”
Having become the first Japanese band to tour internationally last year, BRIDEAR blew UK & EU audiences away with their 2021 shows. Now, in celebration of their 10th Anniversary, they return this September armed with their brand new album Aegis Of Athena, which was released in May.
With the addition of three new European shows, the DECIDE TO SURVIVE tour will be a must-see experience for fans of J-Metal both here and in the EU. Bassist HARU says, “We have added shows in France, Germany, and the Netherlands after our exciting return to the UK! Come bang your head with us!”
The acclaimed five-piece will be performing as follows:
Sept 6th – Glasgow, The Attic Sept 7th – Manchester, Academy 3 Sept 9th – Huddersfield, The Parish Sept 10th – London, Boston Music Rooms Sept 11th – Birmingham, Castle & Falcon
Sept 14th – Paris, Olympic Café
Sept 17th – Dusseldorf, Ratinger Hof
Sept 19th – The Hague, Musicon
The London show at the Boston Music Rooms will be extra special as the performance will be recorded for a forthcoming live album. KIMI says, “This will be our first ever live album and there is no better place for it than London. London holds a special place in our hearts and we always have such amazing crowds. Don’t miss it as we make BRIDEAR history!”
ACCLAIM FOR BRIDEAR
“The love child born of the union of J-pop and British metal” Metal Hammer
“Their multi-layered approach [is] the epitome of J-Rock turned up to 10. Frantic riffing, a torrent of drums and bass and the sweet but spiky vocals along with some growls, this captures that unique sound that somehow mixes Thrash Metal, Tech Metal and pop.” Metal Talk
“… glorious technicolour confection that blends hyper-sweet, high energy Japanese pop with the pomp and showy fretwork of power metal” Power Play
“… J-pop hooks, tastefully torched scale runs, and Maiden-worthy guitarmonies” Guitar World