Metric to Perform at Canada’s Inaugural Global Citizen Festival

Rick Kern/WireImageThe Global Citizen Festival is headed up north. Canada will host its first-ever edition of the annual benefit concert on September 17. Toronto's own Metric will perform.

Global Citizen Canada will also feature Montreal band Half Moon Run and Vancouver native Grimes. R&B star Usher will headline the festival.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will host the event, which will be held at the Bell Centre in Montreal. To obtain free tickets, you need to take "actions" in the fight against AIDS/HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. For more info, visit

Meanwhile, the U.S. edition of the Global Citizen Festival, held annually in New York City's Central Park, takes place September 24 and will feature performances from Metallica, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Coldplay's Chris Martin.

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