Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott-Key a/k/a Metric can count themselves among the hardest working acts in the modern era of independent music. It’s virtually impossible to argue otherwise.

Metric has been touring the world relentlessly since the 2012 release of critically-acclaimed fifth studio album Synthetica (MMI/Mom+Pop). For nearly 2 years now, they have played on some of the most hallowed stages across the globe to throngs of adoring fans–and there is still no break in sight: Following the recent announcement of a massive arena tour as special guests of Paramore, Metric will now be adding a run of headlining U.S. dates. Tickets will go on sale over the weekend. See below for full list.

What the critics are saying about Metric:

“Cognizant and self assailing, these Toronto rockers take stock of their stage fright and lovelorn neuroses over spirited New Wave synth beats.” – NEW YORK TIMES

“muscular rythms tether spun-sugar synthesizers to Earth, while Emily Haines’ vocals toe the line between vulnerability and world-weariness. The effect is of a lucid dream world…” – ROLLING STONE

“Metric’s Emily Haines is one of the most captivating frontwomen on the scene today.” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

” extended guitar riffs and detours into solos still impressed, as did Haines’ ice-cold vocals…” – LOS ANGELES TIMES

“It was clear by the band’s dedication to the material that rock was alive and well.” – MIAMI HERALD

“There is nothing–I repeat, nothing–Metric singer Emily Haines can’t do. She sings, she shreds a guitar, she slams a piano and she has her audience leaping on the balls of their crud-stained feet. This is what being a rock star and bringing the party looks like.” – CHICAGO RED EYE

“Massive hooks abound, lyrics break the 19th wall (“Youth Without Youth”) and choruses go skydiving (“Breathing Underwater”). All the while, Metric never take their eyes off the target: total pop majesty.” – ORLANDO WEEKLY

“Infectious rock swelling with wry political ardor” – ELLE MAGAZINE

METRIC FALL 2013 TOUR DATES–newly confirmed headline dates in BOLD

10/15/13 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena*
10/16/13 – Portland, OR – Roseland
10/18/13 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center*
10/19/13 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center*
10/22/13 – Fresno, CA – SaveMart Arena*
10/23/13 – San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena*
10/26/13 – Grande Praire, TX – Verizon Theatre*
10/27/13 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
10/29/13 – Kansas City, MO – Independence Event Center*
10/30/13 – St Louis, MO – Fabulous Fox Theater*
11/01/13 – Austin, TX – 360 Amphitheater*
11/04/13 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center*
11/05/13 – Orlando, FL – CFE Arena*
11/06/13 – Chapel Hill, NC – Memorial Hall
11/07/13 – Richmond, VA – The National
11/08/13 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center*
11/09/13 – Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center*
11/11/13 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center*
11/13/13 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden*
11/15/13 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center*
11/16/13 – Portland, ME – The State Theatre
11/17/13 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena*
11/21/13 – Detroit, MI – Palace at Auburn Hills*
11/22/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
11/23/13 – St Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium*
11/24/13 – Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion*
11/25/13 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
11/26/13 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena*
11/27/13 – Duluth, GA – The Arena @ Gwinnett Center*

*as special guests of Paramore