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Metric tickets - Metric Tour

The Schedule in 2013

Metric will be performing on the following dates: Oct. 15 at Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Oct. 16 at Roseland in Portland, OR, Oct. 18 at the SAP Center at San Jose, CA, Oct. 19 at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, Oct. 22 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA, Oct. 23 at Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA, Oct. 26 at Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Grand Prairie, TX, Oct. 27 at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, TX, Oct. 29 at Independence Events Center in Kansas City, MO, Oct. 30 at Fabulous Fox Theater in St. Louis, MO, Nov. 1 at Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, TX, Nov. 4 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL, Nov. 5 at CFE Arena in Orlando, FL, Nov. 6 at Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, NC, Nov. 7 at The National in Richmond, VA, Nov.8 at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ, Nov. 9 at Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA, Nov. 11 at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA, Nov. 13 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, Nov. 15 at DCU Center in Worcester, MA, Nov. 16 at The State Theatre in Portland, ME, Nov. 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, Nov. 21 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI, Nov. 22 at the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI, Nov. 23 at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN, Nov. 24 at UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL, Nov. 25 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH, Nov. 26 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, Nov. 27 at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA, Dec. 1 at Clockenflap Festival in Hong Kong, China, Dec. 3 at KL Live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Dec. 5 at Samsung Hall in Manila, Philippines.


Q: Which two members of the band have their own side project?

A: Scott-Key and Winstead launched their own side project several years back, a band called Bang Lime. The duo issued the album Best Friends in Love on August 14, 2007 via Last Gang Records.

The Experience

Here's your chance to experience the new wave tunes of this awe-inspiring Canadian indie rock band. Metric is a quirky synth pop band that has played in several of the biggest concert venues in North America. From Toronto and Montreal to New York and Los Angeles, this multi-talented group of indie rockers has been performing for sold-out crowds around the world since the late '90s, performing hits like "Front Row," "Gimme Sympathy," and "Help I'm Alive."

The Band

Metric is a Canadian New Wave band founded in 1998 in Toronto. At times, they have also been based in Montreal, London, New York City, and Los Angeles. The band is made up of Emily Haines (lead vocals, synthesizers, guitar, tambourine, harmonica, and piano), James Shaw (guitar, synthesizers, theremin, and backing vocals), Joshua Winstead (bass, synthesizers, and backing vocals), and Joules Scott-Key (drums and percussion).

The band started in 1998 as a duo formed by Haines and Shaw. The duo's original name was Mainstream. After releasing an EP titled Mainstream EP, they changed the band's name to Metric, after a sound that was programmed by Shaw on his keyboard in 1998. In 2001, Winstead and Scott-Key joined them.

Haines and Shaw also perform with the band Broken Social Scene. In 1996, Haines issued the album Cut in Half and Also Double. Under the Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton moniker, she released the studio album Knives Don't Have Your Back in 2006, followed in 2007 by the EP What Is Free to a Good Home?. Emily Haines has served as a guest on albums by artists such as Stars, KC Accidental, The Stills, Jason Collett, The Crystal Method, and Tiësto. Shaw released the studio album Life on the Clock in 1997. Scott-Key and Winstead have their own side project, Bang Lime.

Metric has released five studio albums so far: Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? (2003), Live It Out (2005), Grow Up and Blow Away (2007), Fantasies (2009), and Synthetica (2012).

Their discography also includes one soundtrack album: Cosmopolis (2012); seven EPs: Mainstream EP (1998), Static Anonymity EP (2001), Live at Metropolis EP (2007), Plug In Plug Out (2009), Spotify Acoustic EP (2010), Spotify Covers EP (2010), iTunes Session (2011); one live DVD: Live at Metropolis (2008); and a multitude of singles.

Hit Albums

Their first official studio album, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, was released on September 2, 2003. It was followed by Live It Out, released on October 4, 2005. The album was nominated for the 2006 Polaris Music Prize for the "Canadian Album of the Year" and for the 2006 Juno Award for "Best Alternative Album."

Metric's fifth studio album, Synthetica, was released on June 12, 2012. The band won two awards at the 2013 Juno Awards: "Alternative Album of the Year" for Synthetica and "Producer of the Year" for James Shaw. The art director/designer/photographer Justin Broadbent also won an award for "Recording Package of the Year" for Synthetica.

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