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Metric Unleash ‘Youth Without Youth’ Live Footage as New LP ‘Synthetica’ Arrives


Metric’s May 18th show at Le National in Montreal wasn’t remarkable just because it was the quartet’s first live run-through of new album Synthetica before they headed off to Sasquatch! “We gave away all the tickets for free, bussed in fans from outlying towns, and we asked everyone to refrain from filming or recording because it was before the release,” frontwoman Emily Haines tells SPIN. The most remarkable part? “Everyone obliged!”

To mark Synthetica‘s arrival (it’s out today via iTunes), the band is debuting footage shot by Parceque Films from that special gig, giving fans who weren’t lucky enough to not-camera-phone the show a peek at how high emotions were running as they played “Youth Without Youth” for the first time. Haines admits the video captures the band in a heightened emotional state. “We are a small organization aiming high,” she says. “Every moment counts.”

As a bonus, check out the band’s full “Youth Without Youth” video:

Metric tour dates:
September 6 – Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
September 8 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
September 9 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre
September 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
September 14 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
September 17 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
September 18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
September 20 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
September 21 – Washington, DC @ The Strathmore
September 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
September 23 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
September 27 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock
September 28 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
September 29 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
October 1 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
October 2 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
October 4 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
October 5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
October 6 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
October 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
October 10 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre