Tegan and Sara Announce “The Con” 10th Anniversary Tour

North American Shows this Fall to Celebrate the 2007 Album

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Tegan and Sara released a new album, Love You to Death, last year via Warner Bros. But this fall they will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the album that helped garner the Quin sisters a larger fanbase (and landed them their first solo cover of Under the Radar), 2007's The Con. Labeled "The Con X: Tour," it goes down this October and November and the band will perform "acoustic and intimate arrangements of all 14 of the album's songs, followed by a selection of fan favorites." Some of tour proceeds will benefit the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which "fights for economic justice, health and representation of LGBTQ girls and women." Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 16, and more dates will be announced soon. Check out the dates below, followed by the video of one of the album's highlights, "Back in Your Head."

Tegan Quin had this to say in a press release: "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."

Sara Quin said: "To launch The Con in 2007, we performed the album sequentially. It was a difficult album to translate live, because most of the songs had deep layers of ideas and textures, taken directly from our home demos and made even denser in the studio. Much of the album hasn't been performed live in nearly a decade and it's with great pleasure that we take these beloved songs back to the stage."

Tegan added this about the recording of The Con: "We wanted to build the finished record from our original home demos. Chris Walla, who co-produced with us, accepted this challenge. We recorded every keyboard, guitar and vocal first, before we brought in bass and drums."

Also read our 2014 article on the 10th anniversary of Tegan and Sara's So Jealous or our 2012 interview with Tegan Quin on marriage equality or our 2010 article on Sara Quin's love of Phil Collins.

Tegan and Sara The Con 10th Anniversary Tour Dates: 

10/20 San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre
10/21 Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theatre, Palms Casino Resort
10/23 Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
10/25 San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
10/26 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
10/27 Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre
10/28 Vancouver, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth THeatre
10/30 Calgary, Canada @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
10/31 Edmonton, Canada @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
11/03 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
11/05 Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple
11/08 Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
11/09 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
11/10 Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
11/13 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/15 Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre

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