Following the release of their critically-acclaimed new album Formentera, Metric have announced a run of UK & EU shows in 2023, including a date at London’s Roundhouse on February 1st.
“One of the high points of 2022 for us has been working on putting everything together for The Doomscroller Tour,” says frontwomen Emily Haines. “We’re crafting a set list based on fan favourites including deep cuts from Live it Out & Old World and it’s been wild to see how the new songs from Formentera flow with the classics from Fantasies & Synthetica. I’m really happy with the venues we chose, they suit the lighting and sonics and the whole mood of the show we’re crafting. 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. Can’t wait to get this show on the road!”
Kicking off at The Academy in Dublin on January 28th 2023, the run of dates will be the band’s first shows in the UK and Europe since 2018. Support for the dates comes from Metric’s label mates Lo Moon. Tickets go on-sale July 22nd at 10am BST HERE.
Sat 28th DUBLIN, The Academy
Mon 30th GLASGOW, SWG3
Tues 31st MANCHESTER, Manchester Academy
Weds 1st LONDON, Roundhouse
Fri 3rd PARIS, Le Trianon
Sat 4th COLOGNE, Live Music Hall
Sun 5th HAMBURG, MOJO Club
Mon 6th UTRECHT, TivoliVredenburg-Ronda
Weds 8th BERLIN, Astra Kutuhaus
Formentera is named for an idyllic island near Ibiza off the coast of Spain—a place which, for Metric, only existed in a “dream destinations” travel book sitting on the desk of their recording studio. “We had been living in our imaginations for a long time, because we couldn’t physically go anywhere else,” explains guitarist and co-producer Shaw. “When you listen to the album from beginning to end, you start with this immediate feeling of tension building, of being stuck in a loop, and then there’s this intense release that happens… you’re swept off your feet into the title track ‘Formentera’ and it’s like you escaped.”
They recently launched a mobile app, giving fans early access to limited edition vinyl, exclusive content, concert tickets and more, including 7” singles for “All Comes Crashing” and “Doomscroller” within the app for fans to purchase. You can download the app at ilovemetricapp.com.