With a new single, “All Comes Crashing,” the Toronto-based Metric is ready to hit the road with a North American tour. The Doomscroller Tour will kick off in August in Canada, and before it is all said and done, they will hit 39 cities.
For Metric fans, the new single is the long-awaited first release off the new album “Formentera” which will drop July 8th.
Front-woman Emily Haines described the first single: “’All Comes Crashing’ is a love song that goes beyond romantic love, it’s an expression of solidarity with whoever it is you would want to have beside you in the event of catastrophe. It might be your best friend, it might be your blood brother or your dog. The song is dedicated to those you consider your family, whatever that looks like for you.”
Formed in 1998, Metric remains an electrifying alt rock / synth-pop Canadian sensation who hit it big in 2009 with “Gold Gun Girls,” then again in 2012 with “Breathing Underwater” off their fifth studio album, “Synthetica.” Their last album, “Art of Doubt,” drew praise from NPR Music, New York Times, Rolling Stone, and more. The band features Emily Haines (lead vocals & keys), James Shaw (guitar & backing vocals), Joshua Winstead (bass & backing vocals), and Joules Scott Key (drums).
About the tour, the band said, “We’re crafting a set list based on fan favorites including deep cuts from Live It Out and Old World, and it’s been wild to see how the new songs from Formentera flow with the classics from Fantasies and Synthetica.” Haines continued, “I want Metric fans to have the best concert experience possible and feel like they got to escape into another reality with us for the evening.”
Additionally, Metric is walking the walk to help others by partnering with PLUS1. Whereby, $1 per ticket goes to supporting War Child and their work to empower children and families in communities affected by war throughout the world.
Metric will play The Observatory North Park October 3rd, then they will migrate up to play The Wiltern on October 6th. Tickets for the Doomscroller Tour are now on sale. Go out and see this band when they come to your local house of music; you will have a very good time.