10 Reasons to See a Tegan & Sara Show in 2013

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1) FAN MAILBOX: Tegan and Sara now have a mailbox for fans to leave presents for them at shows. In fact, we left them a goodie bag of Homoground swag and our Feminist Playing Cards, and they mentioned receiving them in their Rolling Stone tour diary a few days later!


Tegan & Sara mailbox made by Emy. (photo from instagram: @teganandsara)

2) FRESH SOUNDS: The production of Heartthrob has been generously applied to T&S’s current live set, rendering a colorful landscape of ‘80s dance-pop and New Wave that’ll make you feel like you’re trapped in a deep synthesizer cavern with Cyndi Lauper watching JEM reruns. Standouts include: “Goodbye, Goodbye,” “I’m Not Your Hero,” “Now I’m All Messed Up,” “How Come You Don’t Want Me,” and “I Was a Fool”.

3) CLASSIC SOUNDS: Whether you dig their new musical direction or not, the girls will pay tribute to the hits that brought them where they are now. Count on hearing: “Walking With the Ghost,” “Back in Your Head,” “Nineteen,” “Call It Off,” “You Wouldn’t Like Me,” and “The Con”.

4) SONG REVAMPS: Some choice, older songs like “Living Room” and “Alligator” have been revamped with layered synths and an all-around more digitized sound to pair better with the dramatically different tracks on Heartthrob. Even their Tiesto collaboration, “Feel It in My Bones,” sounds updated, while “Not Tonight” weaves its way into a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire.”

5) ROMANTIC POSSIBILITIES: There will be plenty of chances to cozy up with whomever you take to the show on sexy numbers like “Body Work,” and “Closer.” In fact, you two will be getting a little bit closer in no time if you toss back a few of those signature T&S-themed cocktails.

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Tegan & Sara specialty cocktails. (photo by Lindsey Byrnes from RollingStone.com)

6) CREATIVE INSPIRATION: There’s nothing like seeing talented artists put on a great show to re-inspire you in your own work. Their solid 5-piece setup does exactly this. It’s incredible how their live sound captures the depth of their recent studio recordings with so few instruments and people, but with a little know-how and some technology, they do it, and it’s awesome. #digitalage

7) ZEBRA LEGGINGS / HOTTIES: The twins are lookin’ fine as usual, so why pass up an opportunity to stare at them for 2 hours, along with all the other queer fish in the sea that show up to their concerts? Keep an eye out for Sara’s badass zebra-striped leggings.

8) TENDER MOMENTS / SING-ALONGS: If the audience doesn’t take the reins on old favs like “Call It Off” or “Where Does the Good Go,” it’s likely that Tegan or Sara will urge everyone to use their “singing in the car voices” at some point, thus prompting all the girls to join right in. They will know every word.

9)  NO NEED FOR BATHROOM BREAKS: The twins will be churning out hit after hit so you won’t think about getting concessions or going to the bathroom because you’ll be enjoying yourself to the max. This is especially handy if you’re at the Beacon Theatre, because you’ll be so terrified of falling down the steep, narrow, rail-less balcony steps that you’ll never want to leave your seat.

10) YOUR FACE / T&S BODY: You can stick your face on one of their bodies and be on the cover of Heartthrob. What are we talking about? LOOK ↓↓↓↓

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So what are you waiting for? See Tegan & Sara near you!

2013 Tegan & Sara Tour Dates:

Feb 26 MTS Centre w/ Diana Winnipeg, Canada
Feb 28 MacEwan Hall w/ Diana Calgary, Canada
Mar 01 MacEwan Hall w/ Diana Calgary, Canada
Mar 03 Shaw Conference Centre w/ Diana Edmonton, Canada
Mar 04 Conexus Arts Centre Theatre w/ Diana Regina, Canada
Mar 06 First Avenue w/ Diana Minneapolis, MN
Mar 07 Pabst Theater w/ Diana Milwaukee, WI
Mar 09 LC Pavilion w/ Diana Columbus, OH
Mar 10 The Pageant w/ Diana St Louis, MO
Mar 11 Cain’s Ballroom w/ Diana Tulsa, OK
Mar 13 Waterloo Records Outdoor Stage Austin, TX
Mar 13 The Nikon Warner Sound SXSW Showcase Austin, TX
Mar 14 Austin Music Hall Austin, TX
Mar 15 Warehouse Live Ballroom w/Speak Houston, TX
Apr 12 Coachella Indio, CA
Apr 14 Rialto Theatre Tucson, AZ
Apr 19 Coachella Indio, CA
Apr 25 Sydney Opera House Sydney Nsw, Australia
Apr 26 Sydney Opera House Sydney Nsw, Australia
Apr 27 Groovin’ The Moo Glen Oak Nsw, Australia
Apr 28 Groovin’ The Moo Canberra, Australia
Apr 30 Tivoli Theatre Brisbane Qld, Australia
May 02 Palais Theatre Melbourne, Australia
May 04 Groovin’ The Moo Bendigo Vic, Australia
May 05 Groovin’ The Moo Townsville, Australia
May 07 Thebarton Theatre Adelaide Sa, Australia
May 09 Metro City Perth, Australia
May 11 Groovin’ The Moo Bunbury, Australia
May 13 Esplanade Concert Hall Singapore, Singapore
May 15 Big Sound Festival Jakarta, Indonesia
Jun 15 Hultsfred Festival Hultsfred, Sweden
Jun 21 Hurricane Festival Scheessel, Germany
Jun 22 Southside Festival Neuhausen, Germany
Jul 06 Downsview Park w/ Fun. – Family of the Year & Diana Toronto, Canada
Jul 09 Jacobs Pavilion w/ Fun. Cleveland, OH
Jul 12 Bunbury Music Festival Cincinnati, OH
Jul 13 CMAC w/ Fun. Rochester, NY
Jul 14 Lifestyle Communities Pavilion w/Fun. Columbus, OH
Jul 16 Meadow Brook w/ Fun. Detroit, MI
Jul 18 Stage AE – Outdoor w/ Fun. Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 19 Mann Center for Performing Arts w/ Fun. Philadelphia, PA
Jul 20 Merriweather Post Pavilion w/ Fun. Columbia, MD
Jul 22 Hudson River Park – Pier 26 w/ Fun. New York, NY
Jul 23 Hudson River Park – Pier 26 w/ Fun. New York, NY
Aug 22 Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Fun. Denver, CO
Aug 23 GREAT SALT AIR w/ Fun. Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 27 Lake Tahoe Harvey’s Outdoor Arena w/ Fun. Stateline, NV
Aug 28 Idaho Botanical Garden w/ Fun. Boise, ID
Aug 29 Edgefield w/ Fun. Portland, OR
Sep 06 Greek Theatre w/ Fun. Berkeley, CA
Sep 10 Comerica Theatre w/ Fun. Phoenix, AZ
Sep 12 Gexa Energy Pavilion w/ Fun. Dallas, TX
Sep 16 Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre w/ Fun. Tuscaloosa, AL
Sep 18 Mizner Park Amphitheatre w/ Fun. Boca Raton, FL
Sep 19 UCF Arena w/ Fun. Orlando, FL
Sep 22 The Woods at Fontanel w/ Fun. Nashville, TN
Sep 24 Family Circle Cup Stadium w/ Fun. Charleston, SC
Sep 25 Red Hat Amphitheatre w/ Fun. Raleigh, NC
Sep 26 nTelos Wireless Pavilion w/ Fun. Charlottesville, VA

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=611512914 Sue Kerr

    10 more reasons to look forward to seeing Tegan & Sara with fun this summer in Pittsburgh! Thanks for the post.