Metric to join the bill as special guest
Live Nation Press Release
Garbage and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have announced a co-headlining tour of North America for this summer. The tour, produced by Live Nation, features special guest Metric and will kick off in Auburn, Washington, on June 2.
This is the first time Noel and his High Flying Birds have hit the road in North America since 2019, when they made stops across the U.S. and Canada with the Smashing Pumpkins. The first tour date in Washington State coincides with the release day for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ anticipated fourth album, “Council Skies.”
2021 saw Garbage on an extensive tour following the release of their most recent album, “No Gods No Masters.” Of the live shows, Consequence raved, “Once the curtain dropped, Garbage whipped the fans in the pit to a frenzy … clad in pink and rocking a mic stand adorned with a matching feathered boa, Manson revealed a rock star stage presence that has refined over the past two decades. At the Greek, Garbage proved they are going 20 years strong, and their legacy demands closer observation.”
Garbage and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will be supported by Metric, who released their most recent album, “Formentera,” last year. It was their most commercially successful release in a decade and was accompanied by a sold-out tour spanning the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Europe.
Tickets for the upcoming dates will go on sale this Friday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. local time. find all upcoming tour stops and tickets at livenation.com.
Locally(ish), the show visits the Budweiser Stage in Toronto on July 3 (without Metric), and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs on July 8.
About Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds first emerged in 2011 with their eponymous album released in October that year. It has sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. Three No. 1 albums followed, marking a decade of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and culminating in 12 consecutive U.K. No. 1 album across Noel’s career, a feat no other artist has ever achieved.
In the two decades prior to its breakup in 2009, Noel Gallagher was main songwriter, lead guitarist and occasional lead vocalist of Oasis, whom The New Yorker hailed as “one of the last generation-defining rock acts.” His band regularly toured America and played a tremendous role in shaping and inspiring contemporary guitar music from the ’90s onwards.
Noel’s continued success with the High Flying Birds cements his position as one of the most gifted, successful and enduring songwriters to come out of the British music scene in the last 50 years.
Since releasing their eponymous debut album in 1995, Garbage has blazed a unique sonic trail, garnering critical acclaim and amassing a passel of hits, as well as seven Grammy nominations along the way to 17 million albums sold. The band – consisting of Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig – has been together for over 25 years with a unique sound, songwriting process and electric live performance that has inspired worldwide attention and earned their spot as one of the most influential bands of their generation.
“No Gods No Masters,” the seventh and most recent album from Garage, was released in 2021 to some of the best reviews of their career. They have since commenced work on what will be their eighth studio album due for release early next year on BMG records.
Metric is a critically acclaimed rock band from Toronto consisting of Emily Haines, James Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott Key. The genre-defying and genre-defining band started playing together in NYC in 2001 and has gone on to receive multiple music industry honors across eight studio albums, including two Juno Awards for Alternative Album of the Year. Metric has garnered more than half a billion streams across its catalog, and toured extensively around the world. The band’s expansive career has seen members collaborate with late rock legend Lou Reed, who sang on the band’s track “The Wanderlust” on the 2012 album “Synthetica,” to inspiring movie characters, when future Academy Award-winner Brie Larson sang Metric’s song “Black Sheep” in the 2010 comedy “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.”
No stranger to radio, Metric’s 2012 single, “Youth Without Youth,” was the first single ever to debut at No. 1 on the Canadian alternative rock charts – where it stayed for a record 16 weeks. The band’s latest release, 2022’s “Formentera,” spun off another No. 1 Canadian alternative radio hit, “All Comes Crashing,” which also hit Top 10 in the U.S. Triple A radio chart. 2023 marks the band’s 20th anniversary of the debut album, 2003’s “Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?” But if the latest album is any indication, “they’ve still got plenty of gas in the tank” (NPR).
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