TEGAN and SARA - The Con X: Tour in Austin - SOLD OUT
*This show is now SOLD OUT. A second night has been added on November 16th due to popular demand! Buy tickets here: https://tickets.austintheatre.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=2928
Tegan and Sara will mark the 10th anniversary of the release of their fifth studio album, The Con, with a special North American tour, including a stop at Paramount Theatre in Austin November 15th! They will perform acoustic and intimate arrangements of all 14 of the album's songs, followed by a selection of fan favorites.
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."
Sara notes, "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."
The Con took a year to write and over three months to record and mix. Tegan recalls, "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." The album, which was released on July 24, 2007, featured Death Cab for Cutie drummer Jason McGerr, AFI bassist Hunter Burgan, The Rentals' Matt Sharp and Kaki King.
Twin sisters born in Canada, Tegan and Sara have sold over one million albums, and have received seven Gold certifications, one Double Platinum certification, three Juno Awards, two Polaris Prize nominations and a GRAMMY(R) nomination. They have performed on some of the world's biggest stages, from the 2015 Oscar Telecast to major festivals, such as Coachella, Lollapalooza and Glastonbury. Their current album, Love You to Death, is the follow up to 2013's Heartthrob, which contained "Closer" - a multi-format hit that has been certified Gold in the U.S. and Double Platinum in Canada.
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.
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