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JUNO nominated Indie-rockers Metric to perform in Halifax, Sept. 14

By Administrator

After a sold out show in Halifax last September, Canadian indie-rockers Metric will return to perform songs in support of their 2006 JUNO nominated album Live It Out at the Cunard Centre on Friday, Sept. 14 at 9 p.m.

Comprised of Emily Haines (vocals/synths), Jimmy Shaw (guitar), Joshua Winstead (bass) and Joules Scott-Key (drums), Metric has opened for rock legends The Rolling Stones at Madison Square Gardens and performed at both the SXSW and Coachella music festivals. The band also took home the award for Best Independent Video at the 2006 MuchMusic Video Awards, where they also performed.

Their singles “Empty,” “Monster Hospital” and “Poster of a Girl” have propelled their acclaimed release, Live it Out, to gold status in Canada. This success can partly be attributed to the band spending the majority of the time since the release of their 2003 debut, Old World Underground, Where Are You Know?, relentlessly touring throughout North America, Europe and Japan. After earning a devout fan base with their angular synth-pop sound, the group returned to Toronto to begin work on their second recording.

Live It Out, is a step forward in every sense for Metric. Citing both Sonic Youth and Pink Floyd as primary influences in their work, each song sees the group taking their unique sound into unimagined new areas. From Shaw's increasingly unhinged guitar playing, Haines' simultaneously serene and jarring vocals, and Winstead and Scott-Key's intuitive rhythmic interplay, their music bares the coveted double hand of being challenging and thoroughly engaging. Each song simmers with a creeping tension that explodes without warning.

Earlier this year, Metric toured the UK with critically acclaimed rockers Bloc Party and before returning to Halifax, the band will perform at this year’s V-Fest in Toronto alongside The Smashing Pumpkins, Bjork, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys and Amy Winehouse.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of show (taxes included) and go on sale this Friday, Aug. 17 at 12 noon. Tickets are available at the Dalhousie Arts Centre box office, charge by phone 494-3820 (toll free 1-800-874-1669) and online at www.sonicconcerts.com. This show is all ages with a licensed area. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Special guest for the show is We Are Scientists.

For more information on Metric please visit: http://www.ilovemetric.com/

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