Metric w/ Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band

05.24.12 8PM Presale: $16 w/WWU, $24 w/o | At Door:$19 w/WWU ID, $27 w/o PAC Main Stage

Metric is completely unencumbered and directly plugged into their listeners’ hearts. With their single “Help I’m Alive”, they became the first band in history to have their first ever Top 20 hit in U.S. commercial radio without the backing of a traditional label (a feat they repeated with “Gold Guns Girls”). They’ve sold out arenas and headlined festivals. They’ve had a hand in scoring films for everyone from Edgar Wright to David Cronenberg, and they wrote the theme song for the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack with composer Howard Shore. They’ve even performed their song “Gimme Sympathy” at a private event for the Queen of England. For a band that had always been told they were doing it wrong, the Toronto-based quartet have grown into a fresh model for making it work. Now they make their way to the PAC Main Stage at Western Washington University, following the release of their new single "Youth Without Youth" on May 1st and leading up to their new album Synthetica in June. Tickets will be available to WWU students starting this Friday, May 4, and will be released to the general public next Thursday, May 10. Tickets will be on sale at the PAC Box Office Presale: $16 w/WWU ID; $24 General At Door: $19 w/WWU ID; $27 General For disAbility accommodations, please call (360) 650-2846!/events/340063206056615/ Facebook Event page:

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