Metric Concert: Tempe, Arizona
Rock on! There’s a good reason why I know that the Acura ILX Premium Audio System volume maxes out at level 40 and still sounds crisp and clear. I love my music! And so does Acura, which is why the automaker has partnered with musical group Metric for a tour. The latest destination in the Metric concert tour brought the band to a venue just 5.1 miles from my home: The Marquee Theatre. Easy drive!
I’d last seen the band in June of this year when I drove to the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood. That event wasn’t a concert, but rather a “listening event” where I interacted with band members, music industry representatives, and Acura folks. Since then I’ve become quite familiar with the latest Synthetica album. This week’s event was my first real taste of what the band sounds like live. Marquee has the capacity to hold about 1,000 people.
Heading across the Mill Avenue bridge to head into downtown Tempe for a bite to eat with my friend Kelvin before the show.
Inside the Marquee Theatre.
Kelvin and I await the start of the show.
After an opening performance by fellow Canadian band Half Moon Run, Metric takes the stage!
Lead vocalist Emily Haines started off the setlist with Artificial Nocturne.
My favorite song, Speed the Collapse, was played third.
Great show! Outside the theatre, a Crystal Black Pearl Acura ILX 2.0 was on display.
Stickers on the rear doors.
Back to my own ILX after the show.
And rocking out to some fitting music on the iPod as we headed home.
A car is a way for people like me to express identity. For many folks, that means customization. Even though the Acura ILX has only been on sale for a few months, aftermarket accessory companies like suspension-maker TEIN have already started launching products for ILX tuning. I saw these pictures posted on the company’s website.
Pretty aggressive stance on this Fathom Blue ILX!
And don’t you think the ILX would look stunning as a 2 door coupe? AcuraConnected posted a rendering today of a Crimson Garnet ILX photoshopped as a coupe.
This post marks Drive to Five’s 150th entry! I suppose it’s time to start shooting for 500 posts, just like I shot for 500,000 miles, right?
Have a great weekend!