Metric, whose CD, "Fantasies" is sure to make some best-of lists come the end of the year, will start a new U.S. tour on Nov. 16 at Town Ballroom in Buffalo, N.Y.  If you haven't checked out Metric yet, seeing them live is a treat (Hey, they were good enough to open for the Rolling Stones, they should be good enough for you).The co-ed band, formed in Toronto, delivers fun, quirky, synth-heavy pop rock.

Like Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, Metric has decided the grass is greener on the independent side; Metric self-released "Fantasies," following a stint on EMI. "Help, I'm Alive," the first single from "Fantasies," has hit the top 20 on Mediabase's alternative music chart. The achievement is a rare one, to be picked up by alternative and rock stations with no label support.

Rising stars Band of Skulls will open. The U.K.  trio is having a big fall: ittune, Friends," will be on the "New Moon" soundtrack.

November 16, 2009         Buffalo, NY                        Town Ballroom
November 17, 2009         Portland, ME                      Portland City Music Hall
November 18, 2009         Hartford, CT                       Webster
November 19, 2009         Providence, RI                   Lupo's
November 20, 2009         Boston, MA                        House of Blues
November 21, 2009         Clifton Park, NY                 Northern Lights
November 23, 2009         Baltimore, MD                    Ram's Head Live!
November 24, 2009         Pittsburgh, PA                    Mr. Small's
November 25, 2009         Philadelphia, PA                 Electric Factory
November 27, 2009         Charlotte, NC                     Neighborhood Theatre
November 28, 2009         Atlanta, GA                         Center Stage
November 30, 2009         Houston, TX                       Warehouse Live
December 1, 2009            Austin, TX                         La Zona Rosa
December 2, 2009            Dallas, TX                         Palladium Ballroom