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Metrik Announces Australia & New Zealand 2022 Tour

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Prolific drum and bass producer Metrik is set to return to Australian and New Zealand shores later this month for a headline tour.

The nine date tour will see Metrik on headline duties in Dunedin, Hamilton, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, before heading to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and rounding out the tour in Perth.

The tour will mark a triumphant return down under for Metrik and allow the famed producer to showcase his latest music offerings that have been well overdue since the Covid pandemic locked down the globe.

With diverse tastes ranging from Eric Prydz to Björk, Depeche Mode to The Prodigy, Metrik’s love of music doesn’t stop there. An avid fan of synth wave, film and dance music across the board, his influences culminate in a vivid world of cinematic themes, emotive melodies and atmosphere combined with modern, high-energy production values.

Having already built a reputation as one of the hottest stars in dnb, he delivers an eclectic blend of anthemic and euphoric tracks to showcase his musically expansive sound. Metrik has forged a reputation as a prolific producer and remixer, having been called upon by Eric Prydz, DJ Fresh, Ellie Goulding, Gorgon City, Sub Focus, Swedish House Mafia and Enter Shikari to give his midas touch to some of their biggest tracks.

The nine-date tour is on sale now, head to the official website to secure your tickets.

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Metrik Australia & New Zealand 2022 Tour Dates

19 May: Dunedin – Union Hall

20 May: Hamilton – The Outback

21 May: Christchurch – Ngaio Marsh

27 May: Wellington – Shed 6

28 May: Auckland – Shed 10

03 June: Sydney – Cult

04 June: Brisbane – The Brightside

04 June: Melbourne – The Industrique

05 June: Perth – Old Swan Barracks

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