Somehow I'd think so. I was always hearing Metric songs on the radio when Fantasies came out and the band seems to be quite well known.
Plus there's the reality that some bands book arenas because there's no decent mid-sized option in some of these cities. That's the case in Winnipeg, most of the shows I've seen there only draw in 6000-8000 people.
Same here in Quebec. There is no mid-sized venue. It's either a 2000 persons venue or a coliseum.
Anyways, i'm going to the show on thursday. I'll be tell you guys how it was and how full it was.