Babymetal will Have a ‘Silent Mosh Pit’ at Future Shows
Babymetal made an announcement last week that when their headlining shows start back up in January, there will be what they are calling a “silent mosh’sh pit” at their shows for those who need it.
Specifically, the band are asking fans to “please refrain from activities such as shouting, cheering, talking loudly, or any other behavior that may be an inconvenience to other customers” in those areas.
They are calling this new area for fans “a designated area for those who have small children, who are not confident in their physical strength, etc.”
The band released a statement on social media about this new policy. Those in attendance will also be required to wear a mandatory ‘Saviour Mask’ for the duration of the gigs.
“On the day of BABYMETAL RETURNS – THE OTHER ONE – performance, you will be provided a Savior Mask during admission. This Savior Mask is the official dress code for the show and you will be required to wear it on top of your own mask upon entering the venue and throughout the entire show. Wearing the Savior Mask will be mandatory up to when you exit the venue after the performance has ended. Please note in advance that those who do not comply to these rules will be asked to leave.
“We have set aside an area called SILENT MOSH’SH PIT (standing area) which is a designated area for those who have small children, who are not confident in their physical strength, etc.
They explain that the area will be a place to stay quiet, and that these rules are in line with COVID regulations.
“Please refrain from activities such as shouting, cheering, talking loudly, or any other behavior that may be an inconvenience to other customers.
“The guideline for the prevention of COVID-19 in “Notice Concerning Performances by Amuse Group (Basic Policy and Guideline for the Prevention of COVID-19)” has been updated. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please refrain from talking/singing/cheering/shouting loudly. However, singing/reacting at a level where only the person next to you can hear is acceptable. For all other important notices, please refer to the ‘Notice Regarding Performances by Amuse Group (Basic Policy and Guidelines for Prevention of COVID-19” at the following link.”
While some might find the idea of a low-stimulation area at a metal show ridiculous, many neurodivergent folks find refuge in metal, but are triggered by things like yelling and pushing in the crowd, traditional moshing, and loud clapping. Others may have disabilities that make being a part of the crowd at metal shows difficult.
Babymetal will release their new album, The Other One, on March 24.
Babymetal 2023 Tour Dates
Jan. 28 – Tokyo, Japan @ Makuhari Messe #
Jan. 29 – Tokyo, Japan @ Makuhari Messe #
April 14 – Leeds, England @ First Direct Arena %
April 15 – London, England @ Wembley Arena %
April 16 – Cardiff, Wales @ Motorpoint Arena %
April 18 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Hydro Arena %
April 21 – Paris, France @ Zenith %
April 22 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle %
April 24 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclays Arena %
April 25 – Esch Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal %
April 28 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Avicii Arena %
April 29 – Oslo, Norway @ Oslo Spektrum %
April 30 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena %
May 2 – Hannover, Germany @ ZAG Arena %
May 3 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome %
May 5 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena %
May 6 – Leipzig, Germany @ Immobilien Arena %
May 7 – Vienna, Austria @ Wiener Stadthalle %
May 9 – Lodz, Poland @ Atlas Arena %
May 10 – Ostrava, Czech Republic @ Ostrava Arena %
May 12 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena %
May 13 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis %
May 15 – Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle %
May 18 – Tallinn, Estonia @ Saku Suurhal %
May 19 – Helsinki, Finland @ Ice Hall %
May 20 – Kuopio, Finland @ Kuopio Hal %
# Featuring silent mosh pit area
% With Sabaton