​Tegan and Sara Take 'The Con' on 10th Anniversary Tour

​Tegan and Sara Take  'The Con' on 10th Anniversary Tour
Photo by Pamela Littky
Tegan and Sara's 2007 album The Con turns 10 this year, and to mark the occasion, the twin sisters are revamping the songs on the record and taking them out on the road.
 
They've announced a string of fall tour dates under the banner of "The Con X: Tour," which will hear them playing a special acoustic arrangement of the album in its entirety, plus some additional fan favourites.
 
In a statement reflecting on the seminal album, the band's Tegan Quin said: "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 added, "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 tour starts off in San Diego on October 20 and will make Canadian stops in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton before wrapping up in Austin on November 15.

Along with the newly announced dates, Tegan and Sara also have shows planned throughout the summer, including several Canadian festival stops.
 
A portion of the proceeds from "The Con X: Tour" will go towards the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which the band founded last year to support LGBTQ girls and women. See the list of upcoming shows below; additional dates are expected to be announced later on.
 
Tour dates:

06/24 New York, NY - Pride Island, Pier 26, Hudson River Park
06/30 Victoria, BC -Spirit of 150 Victoria
07/01 Calgary, AB - City of Calgary Canada Day Festival
07/06 Milwaukee, WI - SummerFest
07/08 Ottawa, ON - RBC Bluesfest
07/27 Halifax, NS - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium *
07/28 Portland, ME - State Theatre *
07/29 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom *
07/30 Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music and Arts
07/31 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues *
08/02 Covington, KY - Madison Theater *
08/03 Chicago, IL - Official Lollapalooza Aftershow
08/04 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08/05 Saint John, NB - Area 506 Festival
08/06 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Music and Arts
08/12 Regina, SK - Regina Folk Festival
08/17 Grand Rapids, MI - Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater
08/18 Columbus, OH - Fashion Meets Music Festival
09/09  San Bernadino, CA - High and Low Festival
09/15 Flushing, NY - The Meadows Music and Arts Festival
10/20 San Diego, CA - Balboa Theatre ^
10/21 Las Vegas, CA - The Pearl at The Palms ^
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 ^
10/28 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre ^
10/30 Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium ^
10/31 Edmonton, AB - 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 - Tabernacle ^
11/15 Austin, TX - Paramount Theatre ^

* with Japanese Breakfast
^ The Con X: Tour