Australian Tour September 2009
Civil Society is proud to announce the highly anticipated debut Australian tour of Canada’s Metric.
Metric will be heading our way in September/October to play shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth as well as appearing as part of the line up for Parklife 2009.
Fusing power pop and booming reverb with infectious electro and dance elements, Metric’s Fantasies has cemented itself as one of 2009’s most talked-about breakthrough albums, with two of its stunning single’s “Help I’m Alive” and “Sick Muse” securing high rotation on Triple J.
The daughter of a Poet, born in New Delhi and raised in Canada, Metric’s dynamic front woman Emily Haines has established herself as a stunning performer strutting her way across stages around the world. Haines first cut her teeth with the ground breaking Canadian outfit Broken Social Scene alongside Kevin Drew and Feist before teaming up with Jimmy Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott Key to form Metric and release their debut ‘Grow Up and Blow Away’ in 2001.
‘Fantasies’, Metric’s fourth studio album may only be Australia’s first real taste of the electro pop four piece but since the release of their debut album Metric has enjoyed some more then impressive success in North America, from having the 2005 smash hit “Monster Hospital” featured in Grey’s Anatomy as well as CSI: Miami, opening for the Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden, as well as gain not one but two platinum albums in their homeland Canada. Despite this nothing prepared them for the runaway success of the single Help I’m Alive. Originally only pressed to vinyl when the track was leaked it went viral and propelling Metric across the blogosphere and out to a whole new global audience.
Having mesmerizing crowds at festivals like at Reading, Glastonbury, the Wireless Festival and Coachella, this September Australia will finally get a chance to see the glittering live show that has enchanted the rest of the world.
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