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Metric Announce Auckland Show In December

Metric Announce Auckland Show In December

Thursday 24th October, 2013 10:07AM

Canadian electro-rockers Metric have been announced to play an Auckland show in December. Founding members Emily Haines and James Shaw started out as a duo called Mainstream in the late 90s, evolving the project into the near irresistible synth-laiden pop machine Metric soon after.  Also known for their contributions to film soundtracks such as Scott Pilgrim vs the World and Twilight Saga - Eclipse, they released their fifth album Synthetica last year which brings them our way. Here are show details...

Saturday 14th December, The Powerstation, Auckland

Tickets on sale next Wednesday (30th October) from Ticketmaster.

Here's Metric performing 'Black Sheep' from the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World soundtrack live at Comic Con in 2010 .

And here's 'Youth Without Youth' from their latest album Synthetica...

Press Release:


METRIC are primed to bring their cocktail of synth pop, new wave and indie electronica to Auckland this December.

for their one Auckland show go on sale at 10am, Wednesday October 30.

My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 3pm this Friday, October 25. Become a member at

In the early 2000s when rock was back and every band in the world seemed to be looking for a wormhole to a 1970s garage, Metric front woman Emily Haines was hauling around an analogue synthesizer. The musical vision which was met with some hesitation, would go on to spawn a unique and inspired sound; heavily mimicked and much-adored.

In 2009 - more than eleven years after their inception - Metric released their fourth studio album Fantasies. The critically acclaimed release would sell over a million singles and 500,000 albums worldwide. The band subsequently sold out arenas, headlined music festivals across the world, and had a hand in scoring films for everyone from Edgar Wright to David Cronenberg, as well as writing the theme song for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack with legendary composer, Howard Shore.

For a band that had always been told they were doing it wrong, the Toronto-based quartet have grown into a fresh model for making it work.

In 2012, the band released their fifth studio album Synthetica to widespread critical acclaim. Featuring the singles Youth Without Youth, Breathing Underwater and Lost Kittens, Synthetica has remained a mainstay of the alt/pop genre throughout 2013, continuing to gather support from fans old and new throughout New Zealand.

This December, envelop yourself in Metric’s exhilarating and endlessly layered rock-infused indie sounds. Just don’t forget to come up for air.

Members: James (Jimmy) Shaw, Emily Haines, Joshua Winstead, Joules Scott-Key.



My Live Nation pre-sale: 3pm Friday October 25 until 5pm Sunday October 27 Ticketmaster pre-sale: 10am to 10pm Tuesday October 29


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