Tegan and Sara

Excuse me while this Seattle girl takes a minute to bask in Super Bowl reverie…ok, now back to the music. Hailing from just north (and a tad east) of where I come from are Tegan and Sara. These angsty Canadian twins put out one of our Top 50 albums of 2013 with Heartthrob, and now they’ve got another reason for us here at LA Music Blog to celebrate. Tegan and Sara just announced a tour that will bring them to LA’s STAPLES Center on September 19th.

Heartthrob marked a transition for the twosome, transforming their bedroom ballads into synth-backed, radio-ready tracks. The result was their most commercially accessible album, which included their biggest single to date, “Closer.” This move towards the mainstream has brought on a slate of performance bedfellows, including a past tour with FUN., as well as stints with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (206!) and Katy Perry. Now Tegan and Sara are once more teaming with the California Girl herself for the fall dates of Katy Perry’s upcoming tour.

Additionally, piggybacking on the success of their hit “Closer,” Tegan and Sara’s next single, “I Was A Fool,” hits radio airwaves next month. It is an interesting choice, considering the new track plays more closely to Tegan and Sara’s bread and butter of down-tempo, soul-splicing emo cuts.

The duo’s support of Katy Perry, including their LA show, is just one of a litany on the ladies’ to-do list. Full tour dates are below, including dates on the summer festival circuit, as well as Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Home at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY next month.

Tegan and Sara Tour Dates:

02/05 – Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Home – Brooklyn, NY
02/07 – Cleveland Masonic Auditorium – Cleveland, OH
03/07 – Parahoy – Berry Islands, Bahamas
03/08 – Parahoy – Berry Islands, Bahamas
03/09 – Parahoy – Berry Islands, Bahamas
03/10 – Parahoy – Berry Islands, Bahamas
03/11 – Parahoy – Berry Islands, Bahamas
03/14 – Coliseo De Puerto Rico – San Juan, PR
04/05 – Club Skirts Dinah Shore – Palm Springs, CA
05/02-04 – Big Guava Music Festival – Tampa, FL
05/03-04 – Suburbia Music Festival – Plano, TX
05/16/18 – Hangout Music Fest – Gulf Shores, AL
06/19-21 – Firefly Festival – Dover, DE
09/09 – Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC*
09/12 – Moda Center – Portland, OR*
09/13 – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA*
09/16 – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA*
09/19 – STAPLES Center – Los Angeles, CA*
09/22 – SAP Center – San Jose, CA*
09/25 – Jobing.com Arena – Glendale, AZ*
09/26 – MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV*
09/29 – EnergySolutions Arena – Salt lake City, UT*
09/30 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO*
10/02 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX*
10/05 – FedEx Forum – Memphis, TN*
10/06 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK*
10/08 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA*

*Prismatic Tour w/ Katy Perry

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