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THE CON X: COVERS, FEATURING 14 STELLAR ARTISTS COVERING TEGAN AND SARA’S ACCLAIMED 2007 ALBUM, SET FOR RELEASE

THE CON X: COVERS, FEATURING 14 STELLAR ARTISTS COVERING TEGAN AND SARA’S ACCLAIMED 2007 ALBUM, SET FOR RELEASE

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Tegan and Sara’s classic 2007 album, The Con, Warner Bros. Records will releaseThe Con X: Covers on October 20. The vinyl edition will be available December 22. The new album features 14 of Tegan and Sara’s favorite artists, each interpreting a song from the original album. See below for track listing.

 

The pre-order for The Con X: Covers will launch on Tuesday, September 19, at Tegan and Sara’s online store and other digital retailers. Fans who pre-order the digital album will receive bonus digital tracks by Cyndi Lauper, Bleached, Vivek Shraya and Tegan and Sara on October 20.

 

Warner Bros. Records will be donating net album proceeds to the Tegan and Sara Foundation. A portion of the proceeds from Tegan and Sara’s The Con X: Tour will also benefit the foundation.

 

Tegan says, “As the 10th anniversary of The Con approached, Sara and I started to brainstorm meaningful ways to celebrate what was easily one of our most important records. Almost immediately we established that a tour playing all 14 songs in a more intimate and stripped-down arrangement would be memorable for our diehard fans. But we also wanted a companion piece that would live on past the anniversary, hence The Con X: Covers album was born.

 

“We wanted the proceeds to go to our recently launched Tegan and Sara Foundation, which raises money for self-identified women and girls in the LGBTQ community. With that intention set, we asked 14 artists who were either outspoken allies of the LGTBQ community or LGBTQ themselves to each cover a song from The Con, in any fashion they saw fit. All the artists agreed to donate their time and energy to the project and their labels all agreed to waive their fees as well. We are beyond grateful for the contributions of each artist, and we hope fans of The Con will be moved by their interpretations.”

 

The Con X: Tour kicks off on October 20 at Balboa Theatre in San Diego, CA and will include shows at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles (October 23 & 24), Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY (November 8) and Paramount in Austin, TX (November 15 & 16). See below for itinerary. Tickets for The Con X: Tour are available now athttp://teganandsara.com/shows/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 fifth album and 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 Canada, The Conpeaked at No. 5 and was nominated for a Juno Award and a Polaris Music Prize.

 

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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 Stonepraised it as “uncommonly catchy” and Mojo said, “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 Deathis 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

10/21                     Las Vegas, CA                        Palms Casino Resort – The Pearl Concert Theater

10/23                     Los Angeles, CA                    The Theatre at Ace Hotel

10/24                     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                           Moore Theatre

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

11/5                       Detroit, MI                            Masonic Temple – The Cathedral Theatre

11/6                       Toronto, ON                          Massey Hall

11/8                       Brooklyn, NY                         Kings Theatre

11/9                       Boston, MA                           Orpheum Theatre

11/10                     Upper Darby, PA                  Tower Theatre

11/11                     Washington, DC                   The Anthem

11/13                     Atlanta, GA                            Tabernacle

11/15                     Austin, TX                              Paramount

11/16                     Austin, TX                              Paramount

 

 

 

 

Learn more about the Tegan and Sara Foundation HERE

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