Metric’s Hit Album Fantasies Returns to Billboard Top 200

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Buoyed by the success of standout single “Gold Guns Girls,” Metric’s smash-hit album Fantasies makes a triumphant return to the Billboard Top 200 at #162. This is the first time the album has appeared on the chart since its debut nine months ago.

In continued support of Fantasies, the band announces that they will hit the road for a short run of headlining dates, beginning March 17th in Tempe, AZ and wrapping up March 27th in San Diego, CA. See below for tour dates.

This summer, Metric will tour as a part of the traveling Lilith Fair, which will make stops nationwide. Also participating in the renowned festival are Mary J. Blige, Norah Jones, Tegan & Sara and Sheryl Crow, among many others. Dates to be announced.

Metric is doing their part to contribute to earthquake relief in Haiti by participating in the Download To Donate campaign. Sponsored by the charity Music for Relief, the campaign is offering a compilation album in exchange for a donation of any size to the charity, with 100% of proceeds going toward food, water and medical supplies in Haiti.. The album includes previously unreleased music by artists such as Dave Matthews Band, Weezer, Linkin Park, The All-American Rejects, Alanis Morissette and others. Additionally, Metric is selling an original t-shirt with profits benefiting relief efforts in the country.

After the successful self-release of Fantasies on their own label Metric Music International, the band recently solidified a joint venture with Mom & Pop Music Company/Q Prime. The organization will help support Metric’s burgeoning career in America, while allowing the band to maintain the creative control over the recording and distribution process that they so value.

Metric begins 2010 on the heels of an incredibly successful year. They received the coveted “Triumph of the Year” award from MySpace Music, as well as raves from NPR, Spin.com, The Hype Machine, Blurt Magazine and many more.

Tour dates for Metric:

March 17 – Tempe, AZ – Tempe Beach Park
March 21 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
March 22 – Portland, OR – Roseland
March 24 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
March 25 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
March 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
March 27 – San Diego, CA – Indiefest @ North Park
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