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Tegan and Sara Share Ryan Adams’ Cover of “Back in Your Head” from “The Con X: Covers”

The Con X: Covers Due Out October 20

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Tegan and Sara previously announced that they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their album The Con with a tour and The Con X: Covers, an album due out October 20 (via Warner Bros) in which other artists cover each song on The Con, with all net proceeds going to the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which works in support of LGBTQ girls and women. It was previously revealed that the album includes CHVRCHES, Ryan Adams, Grimes and HANA, Hayley Williams of Paramore, Bleachers, Kelly Lee Owens, Shamir, Cyndi Lauper, Shura, and others. Previously they shared CHVRCHES’ take on “Call It Off.” Now they have shared Ryan Adams’ take on “Back in Your Head.” His version is more straight up rock ‘n’ roll and guitar-heavy than the original. Listen below, followed by the music video for the original version and Tegan and Sara’s tour dates.

Tegan had this to say about the album in a previous press release: “As the 10th anniversary of The Con approached, Sara and I started to brainstorm meaningful ways to celebrate what was easily one of our most important records. Almost immediately we established that a tour playing all 14 songs in a more intimate and stripped-down arrangement would be memorable for our diehard fans. But we also wanted a companion piece that would live on past the anniversary, hence The Con X: Covers album was born.

“We wanted the proceeds to go to our recently launched Tegan and Sara Foundation, which raises money for self-identified women and girls in the LGBTQ community. With that intention set, we asked 14 artists who were either outspoken allies of the LGTBQ community or LGBTQ themselves to each cover a song from The Con, in any fashion they saw fit. All the artists agreed to donate their time and energy to the project and their labels all agreed to waive their fees as well. We are beyond grateful for the contributions of each artist, and we hope fans of The Con will be moved by their interpretations.”

Tegan and Sara recently teamed up with Matthew Dear for his new song, “Bad Ones,” which they co-wrote and sing on.

The Con X: Covers Tracklist:

1. Ruth B. - I Was Married
2. MUNA - Relief Next to Me
3. Shura - The Con
4. Mykki Blanco - Knife Going In
5. PVRIS - Are You Ten Years Ago
6. Ryan Adams - Back in Your Head
7. City and Colour - Hop a Plane
8. Kelly Lee Owens - Soil, Soil
9. Bleachers - Burn Your Life Down
10. Hayley Williams of Paramore - Nineteen
11. Sara Bareilles - Floorplan
12. Shamir - Like O, Like H
13. Trashique (GRIMES X HANA) - Dark Come Soon
14. CHVRCHES - Call it Off

Digital Bonus Tracks:

15. Cyndi Lauper - Back in Your Head (Bonus Track)
16. Bleached - One Second (Bonus Track)
17. Vivek Shraya - I Take All the Blame (Bonus Track)
18. Tegan and Sara - Miami Still (Bonus Track Demo)

Tegan and Sara - The Con: X Tour Dates:

10/20 - San Diego, CA - Balboa Theatre
10/21 - Las Vegas, CA - Palms Casino Resort - The Pearl Concert Theater
10/23 - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel
10/24 - 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 - Moore Theatre
10/28 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/30 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
10/31 - Edmonton, AB - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
11/2 - Winnipeg, MB - Pantages Playhouse Theatre
11/3 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
11/4 - Chicago, IL - Oriental Theatre
11/5 - Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple - The Cathedral Theatre
11/6 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
11/8 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
11/9 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
11/10 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
11/11 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
11/13 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
11/15 - Austin, TX - Paramount
11/16 - Austin, TX - Paramount

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