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Metric Announces Next Leg of North American Tour

Band Scores First Top 20 Radio Hit Without a Label

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Canada’s pop darlings Metric just announced a tour in support of their most recent album, Fantasies. They’ll hit the open road for a fresh round of North American tour dates this fall, beginning on November 16th at Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY.

Metric also recently garnered some DIY sucess for debut single, “Help I’m Alive.” It’s the group’s first official foray into the Top 20 Alternative charts on U.S. commercial radio (Mediabase). Like most singles, it began its journey as an online leak picked up by The Hype Machine blog. Then it’s anthemic briliance was put on air by Seattle’s KNDD last February.

According to a press release, the veteran group accomplished this Readiohead/NIN-like wonder with the help of a small but global operation coordinated by their two managers, operating out of their home in Montréal, Canada. The operation included direct-to-fan efforts and an extensive online blitz. More dates will be announced soon (keep checking that Myspace), but if the band’s not coming to your hometown you can listen to Fantasies in full and download the hit single “Help I’m Alive” here.

Metric Tour Dates:

11-16 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
11-17 Portland, ME - Portland City Music Hall
11-18 Hartford, CT - Webster
11-19 Providence, RI - Lupo’s
11-20 Boston, MA - House of Blues
11-21 Clifton Park, NY - Northern Lights
11-23 Baltimore, MD - Ram’s Head Live!
11-24 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small’s
11-25 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
11-27 Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre
11-28 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
11-30 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
12-01 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
12-02 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom



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