Tour Update: Metric 2019

Front woman Emily Haines of the indie-rock band Metric stopped by the Setlist.fm studios to discuss their upcoming tour in support of last year’s release Art of Doubt. After having spent the summer opening for fellow rockers Smashing Pumpkins, the group couldn't be more excited to hit the road for their own trek, co-headlining with Mexican alt-rockers Zoé.
In our exclusive Tour Update interview, Haines shares how after creating seven records together, the band has found the "golden ticket" which helped them to create the perfect setlist. She also dives into the intricacies of the band's dynamic, as well as their signature sound and style.
Check out the full video below:
Metric Embarks On North American Tour In Support Of 'Art of Doubt'
The secret to a perfect setlist:
"The seven album repertoire definitely makes everything kind of a riddle. It does amaze me, though, how passionate we all are about it - how we have the sense that there is the secret code of the best setlist. Like when we finished our Euro-tour, we did a show in London, and we were like, “that’s it, that’s the magic golden ticket.” [It was a] culmination of the old and new, and like songs from new records would have their, sort of, companion track from other albums, but the new approach we have is there’s certain spots where you can sub like five different songs - like, that’s a great track too! or a great closer, but we spend way too much time thinking about it, ‘cause it’s all about the fans, man!"
The dynamic of the band:
"In terms of genres, like right now, it’s not really what’s happening, right? Like a lot of the music that’s at the forefront of our consciousness is very much one person being like, “it’s my story!” and for us, it’s really about the story of the four of us, the story of friendship, and, you know, the complexities and the democracy that are required in a band."
The band kicks off a 27-date winter tour on Monday, February 11, where they'll perform at the iconic House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio.

Check out their North American Tour dates, with Zoé and July Talk, below!
Metric Tour Dates:
2/11 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues 2/13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues 2/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore 2/15 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore 2/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre 2/21 – Richmond, VA @ The National 2/22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works 2/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle 2/26 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater 2/28 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center 3/1 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom 3/2 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theatre 3/4 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren 3/5 – San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 3/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium 3/9 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues 3/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan 3/11 – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium 3/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic 3/15 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom 3/16 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore 3/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot 3/20 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore 3/21 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman 3/22 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom 3/23 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room 3/25 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
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Last updated: 22 Feb 2019, 17:44 Etc/UTC