Posted in Contests | music | tour dates on May 2, 2012

Metric @ 2012 Voodoo Fest (more by Alysse Gafkjen)

In Metric's own words:

For the past week, Metric has been sharing clues with fans about "Youth Without Youth," the band's first single from the forthcoming album, Synthetica (MMI/Mom+Pop). We've seen mysterious video footage from the recording studio, heard Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw speak on the making of the song, and even saw fan interpretations of "Youth Without Youth" after the song's lyrics and sheet music were unveiled and before the song's release (relive the experience at

Today, "Youth Without Youth" is officially released and available for purchase at and A pre-order of Synthetica is also available at Every pre-order comes with an immediate download of "Youth Without Youth" and 5 Synthetica Reflections tracks. You can also pre-order the album at now and immediately download "Youth Without Youth" (but you'll have to wait until June 12 to get the 5 Synthetica Reflections tracks).

Lastly, Metric has announced an extensive US tour for the Fall. Every ticket purchased for a headlining show comes with a download of "Youth Without Youth" (to be delivered to your inbox shortly after purchase) as well as a digital copy of Synthetica and 5 Synthetica Reflections tracks, to be delivered on June 12.

Now on pre-sale, Metric's tour includes a 9/23 show at Radio City Music Hall which goes on general sale soon (date TBA). Meanwhile we also have a pair of tickets you can win! Details on how to enter, with all tour dates, and a stream of the new song, below...


For a chance at winning a pair of tickets to see Metric at Radio City Music Hall: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "Metric" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "The D". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!

Metric -- 2012 (previously announced) tour dates
Sat 26 May 12 Sasquatch Music Festival George, WA United Stated
Sun 27 May 12 Les Schwab Amphitheater (With Beck) Bend, OR United States
Sat 02 June 12 Live Strong Sporting Park (for KRBZ 96.5FM - The Buzz) Kansas City, MO United States
Sat 16 June 12 Big Music Fest Belleville, ON Canada
Tue 26 June 12 Postbahnhof Berlin, Germany
Thu 28 June 12 Rock Werchter Werchter Belgium
Mon 02 July 12 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London, United Kingdom
Tue 03 July 12 Le Trianon Paris, France
Wed 04 July 12 Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fri 06 July 12 Wireless Festival London, United Kingdom
Tue 01 May 12 HMV Manchester Ritz Manchester, United Kingdom
Sun 08 July 12 O2 Academy Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom
Sat 14 July 12 Festival D'ete De Quebec Qu├ębec City, QC Canada
Sun 15 July 12 Ottawa Bluesfest Ottawa, ON Canada
Fri 03 August 12 Lollapalooza Chicago, IL United States
Sun 05 August 12 Osheaga Festival Montreal, QC Canada

Metric -- 2012 North American Tour Dates
09.06.12 - Water Street Music Hall - Rochester, NY
09.08.12 - The Fillmore - Detroit, MI
09.09.12 - Madison Theatre - Covington, KY
09.11.12 - State Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
09.14.12 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN
09.17.12 - The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
09.18.12 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
09.20.12 - Orpheum Theatre - Boston, MA
09.21.12 - The Strathmore - Washington, DC
09.22.12 - Tower Theater - Philadelphia, PA
09.23.12 - Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY
09.27.12 - Hard Rock - Orlando, FL
09.28.12 - The Fillmore - Miami, FL
09.29.12 - The Ritz - Tampa, FL
10.01.12 - Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
10.02.12 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
10.04.12 - Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
10.05.12 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, UT
10.06.12 - House of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
10.09.12 - The Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
10.10.12 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ



Comments (48)

So Metric is playing Radio City...I just don't know anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 9:24 AM

this does not seem like a good idea.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 9:32 AM

^it does if you want a $5 ticket via stubhub

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 9:50 AM

Bowery Ballroom would be a WAAAY betetr fit for her

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 9:52 AM

metric plays radio city yet deerhunter has not?


are the gossip gonna jump on this bill or somethin

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 9:52 AM

Just checked the ticket price - $55 plus fees. Who is going to pay that to see Metric? Is this band promotion via the power of positive thinking?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 9:56 AM

^Ha might get moved to T5 or Webster or even Maxwells!

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 9:59 AM

RCMH? Are you fucking kidding? Since when can this group fill a room like that, and more importantly, since when do they deserve that honor? Wow.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 10:00 AM

they'd be lucky to sell half the orchestra

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 10:05 AM

this is gonna end badly, but i'm down for $15 pit tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 10:07 AM

^even Pulp tickets would be had for $15 and they make more sense then Metric.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 10:13 AM

i paid $45 to see them open up for MUSE at Nassau coliseum w/ silversun pickups.. $60 for Radio City.. pass

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 10:14 AM

Pulp at least sold out the first RCMH cleanly and the 2nd not so cleanly..but still Pulp has a big cult following and them coming to the US after a long time was pretty big deal..

This Metric show will go the way of the Cold War Kids debacle...

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 10:17 AM


RCMH??? Tower Theater???! Are they serious with that??! I would almost consider T5/ Electric factory being too big for them. Oh well, what do I know?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 10:28 AM

^You know I will give her credit. If I was in a band I would love to play at Radio City. She may realize she might not get the chance again and is going for what if it is empty still you can say you played RADIO CITY!

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 10:32 AM

Expect a lot of ticket giveaways for the "fans"

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 10:43 AM

Face x 10^-2

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 10:53 AM

pretty ballsy* to release a single that literally doesn't have a hook/chorus part


Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 11:15 AM

I absolutely love this band and unlike other bands I love where I want to horde them from the great unwashed yokels, this band SHOULD be big. Considering what goes for popular music these days, why shouldn't this be popular? They have a sound that should turn out the audience that can fill Radio City.

...but $60 is a lot for this. Especially if turns out to be a general price. How can it be $60 in the nosebleeds as well as the orchestra? It should be half the price that it is. Especially for the upper level. Sheesh.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 11:15 AM


Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 11:30 AM

I am going to go .1 x Face to 0 X Face.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 11:44 AM

Love their live show, but honestly, I'm not going to go see Metric in a place that's so big that I can't oggle Emily all night.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 11:59 AM

That Metric photo is from Voodoo 2010, not 2012.

Posted by Jason | May 2, 2012 12:30 PM

i was on the presale yesterday and was ready to pull the trigger until i saw how expensive the tickets were. that, plus this venue -- i mean, are they serious?

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 12:38 PM

^ Jason, you're a nerd

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 12:39 PM

If they've sold out T5 before, with decent support and any song from the new album catching on, it should be fine.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 1:26 PM

^at $30 a ticket face maybe

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 1:44 PM

T5 is is just under 3000 capacity.. RCMH is 5500 capacity also tickets are about $20 more when you add up all the fees..

does not compute..

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 1:55 PM

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Posted by blackkkk | May 2, 2012 2:16 PM

It's funny, but whenever you mention Metric to someone, the first thing they say is how hot the singer is. That doesn't speak well to the music they make. But she is pretty hot.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 2:28 PM

Last few times they've played Terminal 5, tickets were $10 out front. Really doubt this sells well, unless tickets are super cheap beyond the front orchestra (which doesn't seem to be the case).

This band is far better suited for - at most - Webster Hall. The venue here is surprising.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 2:36 PM

2:28 not funny in the slightest people like bands more witha hot lead singer...

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 2:49 PM

2:49, I am not sure what your point is.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 3:25 PM

fuck this pussy hipster shit music

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 3:38 PM

This will sell just fine at RCMH. They have a big fanbase. I laugh at all the amateur-concert-promoter speculation

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 5:32 PM

They have a killer live show. They've played the Garden opening for the Stones. They played a packed to the gills show at Prospect Park 2 years back. They'll do just fine at RCMH.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 5:49 PM

I'm no great fan but they have a larger fan base than Pulp. Probably not among people you know or read BV but they do. They're also the type of people who will sell their Metric CDs a few years from now,

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 7:58 PM

No one is saying the venue won't be full 5:49, it's just a question of how little they all paid to get there.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 8:22 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 8:31 PM

Love the band's publicity with the last few posts.

Posted by Anonymous | May 2, 2012 9:02 PM

"Combat Baby" is an incredible fucking song but her voice is like nails on a chalkboard that is at once both proverbial and actual.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | May 2, 2012 10:04 PM

3:25 point is it isn't too hard to figure out some people like this band because the singer is HOT!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 7:15 AM


Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2012 8:25 AM

Most of you appear to be indiots. Have you not seen some of the craptastic trendy hipster wannabe, and candyass jam bands who have played radio city lately? They'll sell it out no problem, it's not that big a venue and it's the only NYC area show of the tour. And it's them not she fourth poster.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 11:35 AM

11:35, if it sells out, it's for two reasons: 1) Bowery is promoting it, so they'll bury more than half the seats to make it seem like it sold out, and 2) brokers and speculators buy up the rest.
They are somewhat popular, but not THAT popular. I'm with everyone else who says that I'll be out there night of the show buying my ticket on the street for 5 bucks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 1:46 PM

Wow, just checked TM... The floor is half sold. Pretty embarrassing for Bowery. They'll have to move this to T5.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 1:49 PM

"NY Acura ILX Exclusive Celebration with Metric" is the mhow show, and there was a free rsvp that sold out.

just saying; i hate how bad this band sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2012 3:17 PM

she's beautiful.

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 8:52 PM

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