BABYMETAL is a rising “Kawaii-Metal” band in Japan. They are slowly but surely reaching out past Japan and to the rest of the world.
If Anime Expo were to invite them to perfom, they would be a huge hit! They have performed at other Anime conventions and festivals with great success. I believe if they were to be invited to perfom, it would be great exposure to a western audience and a memorable performance.
You can sign the petition here: Invite BabyMetal to Perform
Anime Expo® 2014 | Los Angeles Conventions Center
Currently the largest project managed by the SPJA, Anime Expo is an annual convention currently held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Historially, Anime Expo (AX) has been held on July 4th weekend as a 4-day event. Anime Expo has grown in scale dramatically, and is currently thd largest anime and manga convention in North America. It is the second longest running anime convention (after A-kon in Texas) starting in 1992.
Popular large events include the Masquerade, Anime Music Video Contest, Concerts, Battle of the Bands, and the “AX Idol” contest. Anime Expo is a 24-hour convention that offers late-night dances, all night video programming, tabletop gaming rooms, and open-mic Karaoke in the late evening/early morning hours. Many of the attendees cosplay while attending the convention, and there are many gatherings for fans of different anime and manga series.
Renowned for its ability to bring famous guests to America for panels and concerts, Anime Expo has been the site of many U.S. premiers of shows, movies, and bands.