LISTEN: Metric Go for the Big Time with Arena-Sized New Single “The Shade”

The band promises that their sixth full-length will be rolling out soon.

In the first official release since their 2012 smash Synthetica, Metric, the biggest little band of Canada, have now shared “The Shade,” a stand-alone single in advance of their upcoming LP to be released later this year.

The new track was partially written and recorded at the Beastie Boys’ Oscilloscope Studios and is a polished glimpse of what’s in store, with phasering synth lines anchoring a big-time, dancefloor-oriented chorus sung by Emily Haines.

Starting next month, you can catch Metric in support of Imagine Dragons on a monster North American arena tour. Dates for that are below.

Metric tour dates

June
3 – Moda Center – Portland, OR
5 – Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB
6 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB
8 – MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB
9 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN
10 – CenturyLink Center – Omaha, NE
12 – Scotiatrade Center – St. Louis, MO
13 – BMO Harris Bradley Center – Milwaukee, WI
15 – Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL
16 – KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY
18 – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH
19 – Consol Energy Centre – Pittsburgh, PA
22 – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH
23 – Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
24 – First Niagara Center – Buffalo, NY
29 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
30 – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY

July
1 – TD Garden – Boston, MA
3 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
4 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
6 – Verizon Center – Washington, DC
7 – Time Warner Cable Arena – Charlotte, NC
8 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
10 – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
11 – BB&T – Sunrise, FL
13 – FedEX Forum – Memphis, TB
14 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
16 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX
17 – American Airlines Arena – Dallas, TX
20 – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
21 – Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA
24 – The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
25 – US Airways Center – Phoenix, AZ
27 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
28 – Energy Solutions Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
30 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
31 – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA

August
1 – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID

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