Tegan and Sara announced plans to mark the 10th anniversary of the release of their fifth studio album, "The Con", with a special North American tour. They will perform acoustic and intimate arrangements of all 14 of the album's songs, followed by a selection of fan favorites.
The Con X: Tour will kick off on October 20 at Balboa Theatre in San Diego, CAand include shows at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles (October 23), Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY (November 8) and Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX (November 15). Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 16, at http://teganandsara.com/shows/. A portion of tour proceeds will benefit the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for economic justice, health and representation of LGBTQ girls and women.
Tegan and Sara will be playing a mix of headline shows and festivals this summer. They will perform at Bonnaroo this Saturday, June 10, and headline Day 2 (June 24) of Pride Island, the biggest live music event in New York City Pride history.See below for itinerary.
The Con- which Tegan and Sara co-produced with Chris Walla, a founding member of Death Cab for Cutie - was both an artistic and commercial breakthrough. It was Tegan and Sara's first release to chart on the Billboard 200 (entering at No. 34) and also their first to appear on the Alternative Albums and Top Rock Albums charts. In the band's native Canada, The Con peaked at No. 5 and was nominated for a Juno Award and a Polaris Music Prize.
Tegan says, "The first four records of our career felt like we were navigating winding mountain roads. With The Con, it was obvious we had turned a corner and hit an open stretch of highway. It felt like our first fully realized Tegan and Sara record. Which made it then and still makes it now a very important record to us."