Tegan And Sara Release 'The Con X: Covers' + North American Tour

Tegan And Sara Release 'The Con X: Covers' + North American Tour

Tegan And Sara Release 'The Con X: Covers' + North American Tour

A decade ago, Tegan and Sara released the breakthrough album The Con. Today, Warner Bros Records marked the 10th anniversary of the acclaimed work by releasing The Con X: Covers. The collection features 14 of Tegan and Sara's favorite artists, each interpreting a song from the original album. See below for track listing.

Stream or download The Con X: Covers here:
Warner Bros. Records will be donating net album proceeds to the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for economic justice, health and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.A portion of the proceeds from Tegan and Sara's The Con X: Tour will also benefit the foundation.
Following their celebratory acoustic set last night at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, Tegan and Sara kick off The Con X: Tour this evening at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego. All seven West Coast dates are sold out, including tonight's show and two evenings at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles (October 23 & 24). Limited tickets are available here for other markets, with the exception of Chicago, Toronto, Atlanta and Austin, which are already sold out. The North American headline run will feature Tegan and Sara performing The Con in its entirety. See below for itinerary.
The Con served as an introduction to Tegan and Sara for many fans, including HAYLEY WILLIAMSwho discusses its impact on her in this clip:
HAYLEY WILLIAMS -
Tegan and Sara co-produced The Conwith Chris Walla, a founding member of Death Cab for Cutie. Both an artistic and commercial breakthrough, it was their fifth album and first release to chart on the Billboard 200. It also marked their first appearances 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.
Filter said, "The Con is a startlingly dark, yet characteristically vibrant offering, featuring a band that's learned to harness the energy-highs, while tempering pretty (even pastoral) pop-folk with a new, deeply-affecting brand of melancholy." Rolling Stone praised it as "uncommonly catchy" and Mojosaid, "The Con rockets beyond even their own high standards." Awarding the album five stars, The Guardian noted, "When your heart feels like a stone in your breast, The Con will prove a perfect, sweetly addictive companion."
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® 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.
The Con X: Covers - Track Listing
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:
10/20 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre SOLD OUT
10/21 Las Vegas, CA Palms Casino Resort - The Pearl Concert Theater
10/23 Los Angeles, CA The Theatre at Ace Hotel SOLD OUT
10/24 Los Angeles, CA The Theatre at Ace Hotel SOLD OUT
10/25 San Francisco, CA The Masonic SOLD OUT
10/26 Portland, OR Revolution Hall SOLD OUT
10/27 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre SOLD OUT
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 SOLD OUT
11/5 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple - The Cathedral Theatre
11/6 Toronto, ON Massey Hall SOLD OUT
11/10 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre
11/11 Washington, DC The Anthem
11/13 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle SOLD OUT
11/15 Austin, TX Paramount SOLD OUT
11/16 Austin, TX Paramount SOLD OUT
About the Tegan and Sara Foundation: The Tegan and Sara Foundation fights for economic justice, health and representation for LGBTQ girls and women - three areas where LGBTQ girls and women face the biggest challenges. Tegan and Sara launched the Foundation in October 2016, with a nationwide "listening and learning tour" where they met with LGBTQ young people, researchers, legislators and nonprofits who've been at the forefront of supporting the LGBTQ community.
The Foundation's initiatives have included a partnership with Coalition and Orlando LGBTQ Center to expand their counseling services for LGBTQ youth in response to recent spikesin calls to suicide hotlines, rallying against anti-LGBTQ legislation in North Carolina by supporting Equality North Carolina, supporting the Audre Lorde Project's community support initiatives for LGBTQ people, partnering with DonorsChoose.Org to increase access to LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum in public schools nationwide and supporting Egale Canada's Two Spirits, One Voice initiative, which supports individuals identifying as both LGBTQ and Indigenous (Two Spirit people).
Learn more about the Tegan and Sara Foundation HERE