Date: Friday, November 09, 2012 At 08:00 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012
METRICWITH GUESTS STARS
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9TH, 2012
SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE – VICTORIA, BC
METRIC announce a full Canadian tour for November. Beginning in Victoria, BC at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on November 9 and finishing in Toronto, ON at the Air Canada Centre on November 24, 10 live dates will reach across the country, bringing METRIC’s incredible live show and their stunning new record Synthetica (which just debuted at #2 on the Soundscan Album chart) to their legions of Canadian fans. The fall tour ticket pre-sale begins today, June 25 and runs to Thursday June 28. Subscribers to METRIC’s free email list at www.ilovemetric.com will receive special pre-sale notices and chances to grab some of the best seats in the house at reduced prices. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday June 29 at 10 am. STARS will accompany METRIC on all of the Canadian dates. STARS just announced their new studio album, “The North” will be released on September 4, 2012.
Earlier this summer, METRIC hosted a number of ‘fans-only’ free shows around the launch of their new record. Club gigs in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, NYC, Los Angeles and San Francisco gave eager fans a sneak peek at the new songs and stage show. A live clip from the Montreal show can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/43564505
“Youth Without Youth,” Synthetica’s first single has now spent eight weeks at #1 on the Canadian Mediabase Alternative Radio chart. With the track, METRIC were the first artist ever in the chart’s history to debut at #1 - and have remained there. The official video for “Youth Without Youth,” shot by photographer and director Justin Broadbent, is available here: http://vimeo.com/43940325
High res media photo(s), updated band bio and artwork are available (password protected, send return email for login) for download at: http://ilovemetric.com/press/
METRIC – S Y N T H E T I C A : FALL 2012 CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
November 9, 2012 Victoria, BC @ Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
November 10, 2012 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
November 12, 2012 Kelowna, BC @ Prospera Place
November 14, 2012 Calgary, AB @ Stampede Corral
November 15, 2012 Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
November 16, 2012 Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre
November 17, 2012 Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
November 19, 2012 London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
November 23, 2012 Kingston, ON @ K-Rock Centre
November 24, 2012 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Tickets (incl. HST) $29.50 & $45.00, Me+3 4-Pack Tickets $140.00
(Plus FMF & Service charges)
**GENERAL ADMISSION FLOOR / RESERVED SEATING / ALL AGES**
For Tickets call (250) 220-7777
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL TO PRESENT DRALION
EIGHT PERFORMANCES ONLY FROM JUNE 22 - 26, 2011 AT SAVE-ON-FOODS MEMORIAL CENTRE
Exclusive Discounted Tickets Available Online Now for Cirque Club Members Tickets for General Public On Sale from December 6
Victoria, November 30, 2010 - Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that its newest arena show, Dralion (pronounced “Drah-lee-on”), will be performing in Victoria from June 22 - 26, 2011 at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre for eight performances only.
Advance discounted tickets for Dralion are available now online exclusively to Cirque Club members through December 5. Cirque Club membership is free and benefits includes access to advance tickets, special offers and exclusive behind the scenes information. To join, go to www.cirqueclub.com.
Tickets for the general public will be available starting December 6 at www.cirquedusoleil.com/dralion or by calling 250-220-7777.
Thrilling more than 8 million people worldwide since the show premiered in 1999, Dralion is the fusion of ancient Chinese circus traditions and the avant-garde style of Cirque du Soleil. In Fall 2010, Dralion will embark on a new journey, performing the same captivating production, but now in arenas throughout North America, giving more people the opportunity to enjoy a Cirque du Soleil show in their own town.
The name Dralion (pronounced “Drah-lee-on”) is drawn from its two main symbols: the dragon, representing the East, and the lion, representing the West. Dralion derives much of its inspiration from Eastern philosophy with its perpetual quest for harmony between humankind and nature. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, gymnasts, musicians, singers and comedic characters.
Category 1 and 2:
Adults: From $45 to $85
Children (12 & under): From $36 to $69
Military, Seniors & Students: From $40.50 to $72
Through December 5 only, special discounts on tickets in Category 1 and 2 are available online to Cirque Club members. Join now at www.cirqueclub.com.
Adults: From $100 to $105
Children (12 & under): From $80 to $85
Military, Seniors & Students: $90
Show Schedule (June 22 - 26, 2011):
Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30pm
Thursday, June 23 at 7:30pm
Friday, June 24 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
Saturday, June 25 at 4pm and 8pm
Sunday, June 26 at 1pm and 5 pm
Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,200 artists from close to 50 different countries.
Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in 300 cities on five continents. Cirque du Soleil International Headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. The company has received such prestigious awards as the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gémeaux, Félix, and Rose d’Or de Montreux. For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
Online Press Room
For more information, including downloadable images, please visit the Cirque du Soleil online press room at www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/press/default.aspx