METRIC CONFIRM U.S. TOUR DATES STARTING FEBRUARY 2019 – COMING TO SAN FRANCISCO WITH ZOÉ ON MARCH 13!

METRIC CONFIRM U.S. TOUR DATES STARTING FEBRUARY 2019
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ART OF DOUBT OUT NOW ON
MMI/CRYSTAL MATH MUSIC
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Photo credit: Justin Broadbent
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Critically acclaimed Canadian group Metric will embark on a US headline tour alongside Mexican rock band Zoé, supported by fellow Canadians July Talk. The extensive 27-city tour will begin February 11 in Cleveland, and $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the fight against climate change through the band’s ongoing work with the Plus1organization. See below for a complete list of dates. General public on sale via the band’s website HERE.
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The tour is in support of Metric’s highly anticipated, critically acclaimed seventh LP Art of Doubt, out now via MMI/Crystal Math MusicNPR Music’s “First Listen” premiered the full album, noting “on the new Art of Doubt, Metric takes another welcome hard turn—this time back into spiky, guitar-driven rock and roll;” read the full review HERE andpurchase/stream the album HERE.
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Praise for Art of Doubt continues to pour in:
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“Without fully shedding Metric’s synths—or brightening Haines’ messaging, which remains awash in class critiques and accounts of troublesome human behavior—Art of Doubt is the sound of a band that’s only reinvigorated by the arrival of its 20th anniversary.”
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“The group’s pulsating synthesizers and looming guitars carry new-
wave urgency into the 21st century.”
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“Emily Haines leads her band into their seventh album with their own sound… full of big, broad rock anthems.”
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“Partly inspired by the chaotic state of the world, the group is ready to rock again.”
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“Bolstered by pulsating synths and the urgent push-and-shove of guitar, the thesis of [Metric’s new] LP is never more clear than in four-on-the-floor gem ‘Now or Never Now,’ a cautionary tale of living one’s life like a wallflower at the discotheque.”
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“[Art of Doubt is] driven by massive rock guitars and soaring synthesizers, but also by Haines’s vivid, poetic lyrics that tell the stories between the notes.”
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“Defiance never sounded so good.”
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“there’s a confidence and consideration here that feels hard-earned”
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“one of our favorite albums of the year”
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“instantly memorable and one of their best overall albums yet”
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In anticipation of the record Metric premiered critically acclaimed videos for three album tracks: “Dressed to Suppress,” “Dark Saturday” and most recently “Now or Never Now.”
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For the first time in the band’s last three albums, guitarist Jimmy Shaw did not co-produce, preferring to turn over the producer mantle to first time collaborator Justin Meldal-Johnsen(M83, Beck, Nine Inch Nails.) “Justin was just what we needed in a producer for this album,” notes Shaw. “He really saw every band member eye to eye and was able to capture what we each do best.” The album was recorded at Metric’s own Giant Studio in Toronto and mixed by Tony Hoffer (Phoenix, Depeche Mode, Air.)
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“I found in the writing of these songs that I was positioning myself as being out in the
world in solidarity with the people around me… no matter what’s going on internally or externally, there’s that sense of urgency, of energy. We’re still going to go out, we’re still going to socialize, to push ourselves, we’re still going to celebrate. It’s just going to be dark,” Haines explains.
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METRIC LIVE

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February 11
Cleveland, OH
House of Blues
February 13
Boston, MA
House of Blues
February 14
Philadelphia, PA
The Fillmore
February 15
Washington DC
The Fillmore
February 18
Brooklyn, NY
Kings Theatre
February 21
Richmond, VA
The National
February 22
Nashville, TN
Marathon Music Works
February 24
Atlanta, GA
Tabernacle
February 26
San Antonio, TX
Aztec Theatre
February 28
Houston, TX
Revention Music Centre
March 1
Dallas, TX
Southside Ballroom
March 2
Austin, TX
Moody Theatre
March 4
Phoenix, AZ
The Van Buren
March 5
San Diego, CA
CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
March 6
Los Angeles, CA
The Palladium
March 9
Anaheim, CA
House of Blues
March 10
Las Vegas, NV
The Chelsea Theatre
March 11
Riverside, CA
Riverside Municipal Auditorium
March 13
San Francisco, CA
The Masonic
March 15
Portland, OR
Crystal Ballroom
March 16
Seattle, WA
The Moore
March 18
Salt Lake City, UT
The Depot
March 20
Denver, CO
The Fillmore
March 21
Kansas City, MO
The Truman
March 22
Chicago, IL
Aragon Ballroom
March 23
Indianapolis, IN
Egyptian Room
March 25
Detroit, MI
St. Andrews Hall
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