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Metric announce intimate headline shows amongst Paramore tour dates

September 16th 2013

Next month, Metric are heading out on the road with Paramore and HelloGoodbye for a mammoth US tour.


Not content with the 27 date arena stint, the band have also added in a handful intimate headline shows in OR, NC, VA, ME, WI & OH. Tickets on sale now!

10/16 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater (Tickets)
11/06 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Memorial Hall (Tickets)
11/07 – Richmond, VA @ The National (Tickets)
11/16 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre (Tickets)
11/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
11/25 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues


Metric announce North American tour with Paramore and Hellogoodbye

July 23rd 2013

From October 15th to November 27th Polaris Prize nominee Metric will be making a different kind of stir, supporting Paramore, Hellogoodbye supporting them both.

Tickets are on presale this Thursday, July 25th (10am-10pm). All you need is the password: FIREWORKS, and you’re good to go. General sale opens Friday. Buy tickets here!

Watch Paramore’s tour announcement video. #PARATOUR. Tour dates follow.

Oct 15 – Key Arena – Seattle, WA
Oct 18 – HP Pavilion – San Jose, CA
Oct 19 – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
Oct 22 – Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA
Oct 23 – Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA
Oct 26 – Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre – Dallas, TX
Oct 27 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
Oct 29 – Independence Events Center – Kansas City, MO
Oct 30 – Fabulous Fox Theater – St. Louis, MO
Nov 1 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX
Nov 4 – BB&T Center – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Nov 5 – UCF Convocation Center – Orlando, FL
Nov 8 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
Nov 9 – Patriot Center – Fairfax, VA
Nov 11 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
Nov 13 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Nov 15 – DCU Center – Boston, MA
Nov 17 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Nov 21 – The Palace Of Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI
Nov 23 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium – St. Paul, MN
Nov 24 – UIC Pavilion – Chicago, IL
Nov 26 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
Nov 27 – The Arena at Gwinnett Center – Atlanta, GA


Metric Announced on Polaris Music Prize 2013 Shortlist

July 16th 2013

The Polaris Music Prize is an annual award given to the best full-length Canadian album, as determined by, primarily, artistic merit, and then record sales of course. For 2013, we are finally close to learning the recipient with today’s release of the prize’s shortlist, featuring a number of talented musicians: Tegan and Sara, METZ, Purity Ring. But hey, we’re hedging our bets on our own Metric; no doubt you’ll be walking home with the 30k check over your shoulder this year.

Here’s the official nomination page.

In related news, the Polaris Prize have just opened their annual poster design competition for each of the shortlisted records… meaning, get out your colored pencils, computer-design programs and whatnot, and you could see your artwork featured at the competition, receive $200, and, naturally, a high level of respect from your artistic peers. For more info: See the design for ’09s winning Metric poster below. See others here.



Chicago, See Metric for Free at This Month’s Red Bull Sound Select!

July 10th 2013

Sounds too good to be true? Oh, don’t be so cynical. If you live in, or happen to be visiting, Chicago this July 27th, all you gotta do is request a ticket and you’ll be 100% set to see the one and only Metric at this month’s edition of Red Bull Sound Select Presents, Chi-town-style. (And, just my bet, you’ll probably get a free can of Red Bull too.)


And in case you want to see what it might be like, Wavves hit up So-Cal for the LA edition of the same series. You can check out rockin’ some pics right here.


Say Hello To Our Shiny New Subscription Service, Boombox!

April 1st 2013

Exciting news — Today we’ve launched our shiny new subscription service, Boombox! Through Boombox, you’ll receive a digital download of every Mom+Pop release, plus a whole bunch of super exclusive 7″ vinyl, all delivered straight to your door (/inbox) on a monthly basis. It’s basically going to feel like your birthday, but without that pesky 12-month wait between each event.

Sign up now and you’ll receive an immediate digital download of Wavves ‘Afraid of Heights’, FIDLAR ‘FIDLAR’, and Beat Club ‘Something Better EP’. The first 300 subscribers will also receive a Boombox tote bag, plus vinyl copies of Metric ‘Synthetica’, Sleigh Bells ‘Reign of Terror’, and one more randomly selected vinyl from the Mom+Pop discography — we’ll choose it when we pack up your order, pretty mysterious and exciting, right? As for that exclusive 7″ vinyl we mentioned, so far we can confirm forthcoming releases from Smith Westerns, Polica, Neon Indian, Beat Club, and Twin Peaks.

Those of you who sign up in April will receive all of the above for only $9.99 this month, reverting to the usual $12.99 for the subsequent months.

Quick disclosure: This is not an April Fools joke, we really are that generous.

Sign up to Boombox now through

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Metric Release a Deluxe Edition of new album ‘Synthetica’

November 20th 2012


Today, Metric released a deluxe edition of their new album, Synthetica, featuring acoustic renditions of several album cuts and a gripping version of Tom Waits’ “Strange Weather.” It’s available now on iTunes. Check out the acoustic version of “Breathing Underwater” right here, and head over to iTunes to pick up the album. Physical copies are coming in early December.


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