Canadian indie band Metric has a new release for fans (like me) to anticipate, and it isn’t an album, but instead a concert film. The film Metric: Dreams So Real is a 4K look the last performance in the band’s “Lights Across the Horizon” for the album Pagans in Vegas. The tour was the biggest of their career, selling out around the globe until finally ending in Vancouver at the Thunderbird Arena. Now fans can soon see the Metric concert documentary for themselves if they didn’t get a ticket to the sold-out tour.
“In 2016 the group traversed the globe on the most significant tour of their career. The show in Vancouver, BC was the culmination of a year’s work on behalf of the band and their dedicated crew.”
Recorded with 26 cameras in stunning 4K footage and mixed by multi-Grammy winner David Bottrill, the film is a look at a band at the apex of their career. Metric recently shared the movie trailer and high-res cover art with fans, letting us get a first look at what to expect. The film is currently on pre-order and expected to ship at the end of March. Fans can now pre-order a Dual-Format Blu Ray/DVD Combo for $25.00 and receive a free digital download. The digital download of the film in 4K or 1080 is available for pre-order for $20.00. By visiting Pledge Music, fans can purchase an autographed vinyl of Metric: Dreams So Real or back the band for other perks.
Metric: Dreams So Real screenings are also available across the country, with the lineup featuring the following cities:
PHILAMOCA – PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 21)
BROADWAY THEATRE – SASKATOON, SK (March 22)
TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX – TORONTO, ON (March 22)
METRO CINEMA – EDMONTON, AB (March 23)
THE SCREENING ROOM – AMHERST, NY (March 23)
RIO THEATRE – VANCOUVER, BC (March 23)
THE ART THEATRE – LONG BEACH, CA (March 23)
THE GLOBE CINEMA – CALGARY, AB (March 24)
METRO CINEMA – EDMONTON, ABENCORE SCREENING (March 29)
CINÉMA DU PARC – MONTREAL, QC (March 30)
VILLAGE EAST CINEMA – NEW YORK, NY (April 5)
The setlist spans all of the Metric CDs and features the following favorites:
Help I’m Alive
Youth Without Youth
Too Bad, So Sad
Dreams So Real
Gold Girls Guns
The film isn’t the only Metric news either, as the band released a new song, “Come On Angel” in 2017. Released through a YouTube video, the song is a more stripped down less-electronic track but with Haines’ breathy soft sweet voice above some awesome beats. If that’s not enough, be sure you listen to Emily Haines’ Choir of the Mind, her first solo album in 11 years. That should be enough until Metric announces their next album, the follow-up to Pagans in Vegas. If “Come On Angel” is any hint as to what expect, it’s going to be great.
Image background: Designed by Freepik