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 Québec 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

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