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METRIC HEADLINES THE MAIN STAGE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 • 9:30PM

 

Metric are a critically-acclaimed rock band consisting of Emily Haines, James Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott Key. The genre-defying and genre-defining band started playing together in NYC in 2001 and have gone on to receive multiple music industry honors across their 8 studio albums including two Juno Awards for Alternative Album of the Year, have garnered more than 1⁄2 billion streams across their catalog, and toured extensively around the world. The band’s expansive career has seen them collaborate with late rock legend Lou Reed, who sang on the band’s track “The Wanderlust” on their 2012 album Synthetica, to inspiring movie characters, where future Academy Award-winner Brie Larson, sang Metric’s song “Black Sheep” in the 2010 comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. No stranger to radio, their 2012 single “Youth Without Youth” was the first single ever to debut at No. 1 on the Canadian alternative rock charts where it stayed for a record 16 weeks. Their latest release, 2022’s Formentera, spun off another #1 Canadian Alternative Radio hit, “All Comes Crashing”, which also hit Top 10 on the U.S. Triple A radio chart. 2023 marks the band’s 20th anniversary of their debut album, 2003’s Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, but if their latest album is any indication, “they’ve still got plenty of gas in the tank” (NPR).

Riverfact: This is Metric’s second time playing Riverfest. They headlined back in 2015.