BABYMETAL finally makes their US TV debut in CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The late night talk show host and comedian admitted he has no idea what to expect when he was introducing the metal idol group, who then rocked the crowd with “Gimme Chocolate” to promote their latest album, “Metal Resistance.”
Those who follow Japanese pop music were certainly looking forward to this performance when it was first announced last February. Previously, The Late Show hosted Hatsune Miku back when David Letterman was still the show’s host. This will be the new host, Stephen Colbert’s first time to host a Japanese performance since taking over for the legendary Dave, and leaving his former fake news show, the Colbert Report on Comedy Central.
American audiences were given a better look at Baby Metal’s three members, Suzuka Nakamoto (Su-Metal), Moa Kikuchi (Moametal), and Yui Mizono (Yuimetal), back in 2014 when they served as opening acts for the one and only Lady Gaga for her ArtRAVE tour across the United States. The band has gained a cult following in the country, and this performance is their first time appearing on American television.