Metric’s Spotify Session is now available featuring acoustic versions of “The Governess,” “Lie Lie Lie” and “Cascades” from their new album Pagans In Vegas, plus the track “Breathing Underwater.” Listen HERE. The band announces a second date in San Diego on February 24 at House of Blues, following the sell out of the first show on February 25 (pre-sale for the new date will begin on on January 26, with public on-sale to follow on January 29). Their 24-city U.S. headline tour kicks off February 12 with a sold-out show in Chicago. As well, fans can now upgrade their tickets to include a backstage VIP experience with the band, who will chat with fans and lead an intimate acoustic sing-along before the show. Upgrades are available for purchase HERE.

Pagans in Vegas is Metric’s newest album, born out of a year spent writing—guitarist/producer Jimmy Shaw at his studio in Toronto delving into his wall of modular synthesizers and Emily Haines with acoustic instruments in Nicaragua and Spain. The new album is packed with reverent references to artists who’ve inspired them, from Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure and Underworld, all the way back to Kraftwerk. “The songs that made it onto Pagans in Vegas weren’t written with an overarching concept in mind,” says Shaw. “With this record we were making music for the joy of it…we tried to be as bold as possible. All we want is to feel like all we got didn’t cost us everything, even if we never win.”

Metric—Haines, Shaw, Joules Scott Key and Joshua Winstead—self-released their last two albums on five continents and have gone on to sell millions of records worldwide. In 2009, Metric became the first band in history to have their first ever Top 20 hit at U.S. commercial radio without the backing of a traditional label. Their most recent releases earned multiple Juno Awards including two for Album of the Year, one for Artist of the Year and Producer of the Year for Shaw, who has co-produced the band’s last two albums with Grammy nominated John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Sarah Bareilles).

Metric’s music is featured in a number of top TV shows including: “Grey’s Anatomy,” “CSI,” “True Blood,” “Vampire Diaries,” “House” and “Girls.” They also wrote the theme song/score music for several Hollywood films including Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs The World, David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Their work with acclaimed composer Howard Shore on The Twilight Saga was nominated for both a Grammy Award and an Academy Award. Metric also won a Canadian Screen Award (with Howard Shore) in 2013 for Cosmopolis.

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February 12 /// Chicago, IL /// House of Blues—SOLD OUT
February 13 /// Madison, WI /// Orpheum
February 15 /// Kansas City, MO /// Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
February 16 /// Denver, CO /// Fillmore Auditorium
February 17 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// The Depot
February 19 /// Portland, OR /// Roseland Theater—SOLD OUT
February 20 /// Eugene, OR /// McDonald Theatre
February 21 /// Seattle, WA /// Moore Theatre
February 23 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Masonic
February 24 /// San Diego, CA /// House of Blues—NEW DATE
February 25 /// San Diego, CA /// House of Blues—SOLD OUT
February 26 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Hollywood Palladium 
February 28 /// Anaheim, CA /// House of Blues—SOLD OUT
February 29 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Brooklyn Bowl
March 2 /// Albuquerque, NM /// Sunshine Theater
March 4 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Pageant
March 5 /// Indianapolis, IN /// Egyptian Room at Old National Center
March 6 /// Louisville, KY /// Mercury Ballroom
March 8 /// Richmond, VA /// The National
March 9 /// Baltimore, MD /// Rams Head Live
March 11 /// New York, NY /// Hammerstein Ballroom
March 13 /// Silver Spring, MD /// The Fillmore
March 15 /// Philadelphia, PA /// The Fillmore
March 16 /// Wallingford, CT /// The Dome at Oakdale Theater
March 17 /// Boston, MA /// Orpheum Theater


March 19 /// Montreal, QC /// Belle Center
March 20 /// Kingston, ON /// K-Rock Centre
March 22 /// St. Catharines, ON—Meridian Centre
March 23 /// Toronto, ON /// Air Canada Centre
March 24 /// London, ON /// Budweiser Gardens
March 27 /// Winnipeg, MB /// MTS Centre
March 28 /// Regina, SK /// Conexus Arts Centre—SOLD OUT
March 29 /// Edmonton, AB /// Rexall Place
March 30 /// Calgary, AB /// BMO Centre
April 1 /// Vancouver, BC /// Thunderbird Sports Complex

PAGANS IN VEGAS continues to receive critical acclaim:

“Whether the attitude is deeply cynical or brightly optimistic, the Canadian band Metric keeps its songs neat, succinct and tuneful on its sixth album, “Pagans in Vegas,” making the lessons of 1980s new wave sound current.” —The New York Times

“…[Emily Haines] can convey a world of torment with the phrasing of a single word. It’s the kind of voice that’s equally effective in vaguely melancholy club bangers and crushingly melancholy chamber-pop ballads. Metric’s newest material rests squarely in the former camp, and even goes so far as to throw open a window and let a glimmer of hope shine in.” —NPR Music

“The record completes Metric’s decade-long move from taut, testy indie rock towards a synthier, dreamier sound.” —Rolling Stone

“ …[On ‘The Shade’] the normally cryptic frontwoman Emily Haines sings with unusual frankness about falling in love under the stars and holding hands by the moonlit sea.” —TIME

“Emily Haines and company split the difference between rock and pop here.” —New York Magazine

“...[On ‘Too Bad, So Sad’] The Downward Spiral-era synths give way to Emily Haines singing the title in a voice dripping with sarcasm, while lean, mean guitar riffs slither underneath.” —SPIN

“[The Shade”] ebullient, synthy rocker straight from Metric’s creative sweet spot, paired with some appropriately uplifting lyrics” —Billboard