METZ Forced to Cancel Arboretum Appearance; Sloan Step Up to Play Second Set

METZ Forced to Cancel Arboretum Appearance; Sloan Step Up to Play Second Set
If you were looking to catch some high-grade, headlining noise rock during the already in-progress Arboretum Festival in Ottawa, we've got some bad news for you: Toronto trio METZ have had to bow out of their Friday night (August 19) performance at the city's Concert Village due to "family-related matters." All is not lost, though, as organizers have announced that concert billmates Sloan are stepping up their game to play a second set at the venue.

A press release confirms the cancellation of original headliners METZ. While the undisclosed personal matter has scrubbed the unit from the intended 10 p.m. local time slot on the Main Stage, the show won't be ending early. Sloan, who are already booked to perform at 8:30 to perform classic 1996 LP One Chord to Another, will now close out the concert with an additional greatest-hits set.

Though the secondary set list won't be as rigidly set in stone as the OCTA performance, it's hinted that the back-half of the now double-sized evening with Sloan will include cuts from debut LP Smeared, 1994's classic Twice Removed and amped-up late '90s entry Navy Blues.

The evening will also find Hooded Fang opening the Main Stage, while the nearby Debaser Stage will feature sets from Fet.Nat, Teenanger, Moss Lime and BB Cream.

You'll find more info on the rest of Arboretum's programming over here.