Metric played The Masonic (w/Joywave) in San Francisco for Noise Pop 2016, 02.23.16

Emily Haines of MetricToronto quartet Metric helped kick off the 2016 Noise Pop festival in San Francisco with a show at The Masonic in Nob Hill. It’s hard to believe Metric have been around for nearly two decades now, but the band are now touring on their sixth full-length, Pagans in Vegas.  While they’re obviously touring in promotion of Pagans, the 21-song setlist spanned the bands’ career, opening with “IOU” from their “official” first record Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?  and continuing with a list heavy on fan favorite tracks including “Help I’m Alive,” “Breathing Underwater,” and “Gimme Sympathy.” Metric definitely sound like a band that’s been together with the same lineup since the late 90s, as they’ve never sounded tighter, and had no problem filling the spacious Masonic auditorium with their arena-ready rock.

The night was full of memorable moments, ranging from lit-up eyewear and singer Emily Haines’ giant flowing neon cape, to a giant singalong with the entire crowd and friends and family from brought out from backstage. Check out the gallery of Metric, along with openers Joywave, below…

Setlist:
IOU
Help I’m Alive
Youth Without Youth
Twilight Galaxy
Cascades
Hustle Rose (acapella, partial)
Too Bad, So Sad
Artificial Nocturne
Dreams So Real (sing-along, acoustic)
Blind Valentine (Instrumental)
Sick Muse
Collect Call
Other Side
Black Sheep
Synthetica
Combat Baby (acapella, partial)
Gold Guns Girls
The Shade

Encore:
Empty
Celebrate
Gimme Sympathy
Breathing Underwater (acapella, partial)

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