Beloved Canadian indie-pop twin duo Tegan and Sara announced today on their website that their breakthrough fifth album, The Con, turns 10 next month and to celebrate, the pair will embark on an acoustic tour of the record in the fall.
In the announcement, which you can read below, the sisters hint that The Con X Tour is the first of two projects to commemorate The Con’s anniversary—details of the second have yet to be revealed. The tour will see them performing “special acoustic arrangements of all 14 songs” from The Con.
Tegan and Sara released their eighth record, Love You To Death, last year—read where it fell on our list of the best records of 2016 here.
Check out the duo’s announcement in full below, as well as their fall acoustic tour dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 16.
In 2007 we released The Con, forever changing the course of our career and connecting us to so many of you for the first time. To honour the album’s 10th anniversary, we will be celebrating with two very special projects this year. Today we are excited to announce the first project – The Con X: Tour.
This fall we will travel across North America performing special acoustic arrangements of all 14 songs from The Con in order, followed by other T&S classics. Tickets go on sale this Friday at http://teganandsara.com/shows/, and a portion of proceeds from this special tour will benefit the Tegan and Sara Foundation.
As we look back today, the first few records of our career felt like we were navigating winding mountain roads. But with The Con it was obvious we had turned a corner and hit an open stretch of highway – it was our first fully-realized Tegan and Sara record. The album was written about love, death, fear and anxiety, and 10 years later we continue to be amazed by how much it touched people. Much of it hasn’t been performed live in nearly a decade so it’s with great pleasure that we take these beloved songs back to the stage.
San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Minneapolis, Detroit, Brooklyn, Boston, Upper Darby, Atlanta and Austin… we’ll see you all soon! There will also be more dates announced, and please visit teganandsara.com/shows and teganandsarafoundation.org for all details.
Tegan and Sara The Con X Tour Dates:
20 – San Diego, Calif. @ Balboa Theatre
21 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Pearl Concert Theatre, Palms Casino Resort
23 – Los Angeles, Calif, @The Theatre at Ace Hotel
25 – San Francisco, Calif. @ THe Masonic
26 – Portland, Ore. @ Revolution Hall
27 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Moore Theatre
28 – Vancouver, Canada @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
30 – Calgary, Canada @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
31 – Edmonton, Canada @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
03 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ State Theatre
05 – Detroit, Mich. @ Masonic Temple
08 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Kings Theatre
09 – Boston, Mass. @ Orpheum
10 – Upper Darby, Pa. @ Tower Theatre
13 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Tabernacle
15 – Austin, Texas @ Paramount Theatre