SOURCE: Sire Records

June 18, 2008 09:00 ET

Tegan and Sara Return to the USA This Fall

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - Critically celebrated songwriting force TEGAN AND SARA have announced dates for a late Summer, early Fall American tour which will kick off in San Diego on Sep. 20, and will culminate with a 4 night stand in Los Angeles Oct. 16-19, in support of their current Vapor/Sire album, "THE CON."

Following several months of continuous touring behind sold-out tours of the USA, Canada, UK, Europe, and Australia along with various summer festivals in between dates on Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Tour, Tegan and Sara return to the States before a well-deserved break to contemplate their next album. "The Mighty Quins" continue to enthrall audiences and draw rave reviews wherever/whenever they perform:

"A few songs into their Bonnaroo set, not only was the entire crowd singing along but they were understandably enraptured with the musicians. Despite the heavy heat, Tegan and Sara seemed remarkably cool." -- Spin.Com

"Tegan and Sara's performance was among the best I've seen all year." -- Seattle Weekly

"Unpredictable anecdotes, playful banter... when the lights come up, a derisive jeer bubbles from the crowd... they don't want to see them leave." -- Blender Magazine

"Their heart-on-sleeve songs have a raw, emotional quality that's uncommon in this era of high-gloss girl singers. These days, their sound has evolved into an edgy, dramatic style of pop-rock." -- NY Newsday

Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 23. However, there will be an internet ticket presale through Music Today beginning Saturday, June 21, at 10:00A.M. For details, go to: http://teganandsara.tickets.musictoday.com. Support on all dates from City and Colour, and Girl In a Coma.

In other news, Chicago punk band Alkaline Trio has recorded a version of the Tegan and Sara track "Wake Up Exhausted" (from the album "SO JEALOUS"), which is available as the B-side of their "Help Me" 7" vinyl single. Fans can buy the single at various indie retail stores, Hot Topic stores throughout the US and other outlets including www.Smartpunk.com and www.Interpunk.com.

As previously reported, Tegan has contributed an exclusive original track, "His Love," as part of the soundtrack to the new audiobook, "A Wolf At The table: A Memoir of My Father," by acclaimed author Augusten Burroughs. Other contributing artists include Patti Smith, Ingrid Michaelson and Sea Wolf. The 8 CD set is available now through Macmillan Audio. For more info, visit http://us.macmillan.com.

Be sure to visit iTunes where you can find the exclusive "Live Session EP: Tegan and Sara." Available now.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Sat    Sep 20   San Diego Street Scene          San Diego, CA
Sun    Sep 21   Treasure Island Festival        San Francisco, CA
Sun    Sep 28   Austin City Limits Festival     Austin, TX
Tue    Sep 30   Tabernacle                      Atlanta, GA
Thur   Oct  2   Rams Head Live                  Baltimore, MD
Fri    Oct  3   Electric Factory                Philadelphia, PA
Sat    Oct  4   The Palladium                   Worcester, MA
Sun    Oct  5   Terminal 5                      NYC
Mon    Oct  6   Terminal 5                      NYC
Thur   Oct  9   Riviera Theater                 Chicago, IL
Sat    Oct 11   State Theater                   Minneapolis, MN
Mon    Oct 13   Paramount Theater               Denver, CO
Thur   Oct 16   Henry Fonda Theater             Los Angeles, CA
Fri    Oct 17   Henry Fonda Theater             Los Angeles, CA
Sat    Oct 18   Henry Fonda Theater             Los Angeles, CA
Sun    Oct 19   Henry Fonda Theater             Los Angeles, CA

Tegan and Sara will be available for interviews. For info, details, merch and more, visit: www.teganandsara.com

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Rick Gershon
    Warner Bros. Records Publicity
    818-953-3473
    rick.gershon@wbr.com