In anticipation of her forthcoming debut solo album, Knives Dont Have Your Back, Metric frontwoman Emily Haines has announced a handful of tour dates, and is streaming a track from the album on her website.
Pitchfork is reporting that for the tour dates, Haines will be accompanied by a rotating group of musicians who will go by the name of the Soft Skeleton. Some Soft Skeletons of note include Evan Cranley of Stars and Broken Social Scene, Jimmy Shaw of Broken Social Scene and Metric, and Scott Minor of Sparklehorse.
09-12 Toronto, ON - Toronto International Film Festival
09-18 Montreal, QC - Le National
09-19 New York, NY - Joe's Pub
09-21 Los Angeles, CA - Venue TBA
09-22 San Francisco, CA - Café du Nord
Metric is still alive and well of course, and to prove it, the band will also be playing a series of shows in the coming months:
08-25 Leeds, England - Leeds Festival
08-27 Reading, England - Reading Festival
09-02 Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival
09-03 Victoria, BC - Open Air Centennial Square
09-04 Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
09-14 London, ON - Rock the Block
09-15 Halifax, NS - The Forum
09-16 Fredericton, NB - UNB Cafeteria
Knives will be released September 26 on Last Gang Records, and you can stream Our Hell by clicking here.
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