METRIC CONFIRM U.S. TOUR DATES STARTING FEBRUARY 2019

ART OF DOUBT OUT NOW ON MMI/CRYSTAL MATH MUSIC

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 Plus1 organization. See below for a complete list of dates. General public on sale goes live Saturday, September 29 with tickets available via the band’s website HERE.

The tour is in support of Metric’s highly anticipated, critically acclaimed seventh LP Art of Doubt, out now via MMI/Crystal Math Music. NPR 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 and purchase/stream the album HERE.

Praise for Art of Doubt continues to pour in:

“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.” –NPR First Listen

The group’s pulsating synthesizers and looming guitars carry new- wave urgency into the 21st century.” –The New York Times

“Emily Haines leads her band into their seventh album with their own sound... full of big, broad rock anthems.” –Pitchfork

“Partly inspired by the chaotic state of the world, the group is ready to rock again.” –Billboard

“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.” –Rolling Stone

“[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.” –Lenny

“Defiance never sounded so good.” –NME

“there’s a confidence and consideration here that feels hard-earned” –Stereogum

“one of our favorite albums of the year” –Uproxx

“instantly memorable and one of their best overall albums yet” –AllMusic

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.”

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.)

“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.

For more information, please contact Joe Cohen, Samantha Tillman or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.


METRIC LIVE


October 25 /// Moscow, RU /// Red Club
October 27 /// Stockholm, SE /// Kagelbanan
October 29 /// Copenhagen, DK /// Pumpehuset
October 30 /// Hamburg, DE /// Knust
October 31 /// Berlin, DE /// Kesselhaus
November 1 /// Prague, CZ /// Roxy
November 2 /// Warsaw, PL /// Open Stage at Stodola
November 4 /// /// Vienna, AT WUK
November 5 /// Munich, DE /// Technikum
November 6 /// Zurich, CH /// Dynamo
November 8 /// Paris, FR /// Le Trianon
November 10 /// Madrid, ES /// Sala But
November 11 /// Barcelona, ES /// Bikini
November 13 /// Lyon, FR /// Transbordeur Club
November 14 /// Frankfurt, DE /// Gibson
November 15 /// Utrecht, NL /// TivoliVrenburg Ronda Room
November 17 /// Birmingham, UK /// O2 Institute 2
November 18 /// Glasgow, UK /// Queen Margaret Union
November 19 /// Manchester, UK /// O2 Ritz
November 20 /// London, UK /// O2 Forum
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