Kawaii metal J-pop group BABYMETAL started their 2018 world tour in Kansas City on Tuesday night down one member. Yui Mizuno, or Yuimetal, was missing in action, resulting in only Suzuka Nakamoto, dubbed Su-metal, and Moa Kikuchi, Moametal, in attendance.
Neither BABYMETAL nor the act’s management company Amuse Inc addressed the absence before or after the show. As of Wednesday, there is no update regarding the rest of the group's upcoming U.S stops, including sold-out shows on Thursday and Friday in Austin and Dallas, respectively.
Su-metal and Moametal were joined by two dancers onstage along with their band as they performed a set that featured 11 songs, including their new single “Distortion.”