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Metric & Sebastien Grainger @ Terminal 5 in NYC – pics

photos by Bao Nguyen

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“This is an epic time for Metric! Fantasies has achieved Gold status in Canada within the first few weeks of its release and it is thanks to the incredible support of our loyal fans. Since the release of Live It Out in 2005 the music industry has been in decline; it seems everyone’s sales have suffered a lot since then. To have surpassed our previous album sales so dramatically in such a climate is an astonishing feat and we are so grateful to every single person who has believed in us and made it possible. Our way of doing things has always been unconventional and we took a massive risk in self-releasing Fantasies all over the world outside Canada. We’re getting an overwhelmingly positive reaction from listeners around the globe and are so excited to bring the Metric love to all corners of the earth. We gave it our all and the world is magically giving back.” – Emily Haines, Metric

Metric are currently touring the United States in support of Fantasies. Last night that tour hit a very packed Terminal 5 in NYC (6/17). It was probably Metric’s biggest headlining NYC show to date, which may explain Emily Haines getting all nostalgic about things like going to Fez (RIP).

Smile Smile opened the show with an early 7:30 pm set. Then came a rockin’ set by former DFA79 member Sebastien Grainger and his band The Mountains. They’re touring with Metric in the US. Metric’s headlining set was heavy on the new Fantasies material. That was a good or bad thing depending on who you talk to. More pictures from the show, Metric’s new video, and the rest of their tour dates, below…

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Metric – 2009 Tour Dates
06.18.09 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
06.19.09 – Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
06.20.09 – Edge Fest – Toronto, Ontario
06.27.09 – Glastonbury Festival (Other Stage) – Pilton, UK
07.04.09 – Virgin Festival 09 – Citadel Hill – Halifax, Nova Scotia

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