Babymetal is of course a trio of teen girls singing J-Pop and metal backed by one of the best collections of heavy metal musicians in the world. The band have achieved much success in the last few years. Unfortunately, like with all forms of entertainment there are sometimes hiccups.
Blabbermouth is reporting that 18-year-old Yui Mizuno (a.k.a. Yuimetal) was not able to perform at the two Hiroshima gigs Babymetal booked on December 2nd and 3rd. The band released the following statement:
"As an entire team, we considered canceling this performance. However, it was Yuimetal's strong desire to not cancel this performance for the fans who were waiting and looking forward to these performances. After long discussions and careful consideration, both Su-Metal and Moametal, as well as the entire Babymetal staff team, came to a final conclusion to continue these performances for the dedicated fans who have been waiting for this special event as well as for team Babymetal."
Most of the vocals for the band are handled by Suzuka Nakamoto (a.k.a. Su-Metal), so the show wasn't interrupted too badly. Here's some footage: