Tegan & Sara
Amoeba Hollywood - October 19th @ 6:00pm
THE CON 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
Tegan & Sara are performing an acoustic set at Amoeba Hollywood in celebration of their new CD, The Con X: Covers. To attend this event, purchase The Con X: Covers CD in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood on Thursday, October 19th. Fans will also receive a limited edition autographed poster commemorating the show with purchase of the album. 1 ticket + poster per CD purchased, max 2 per person. Space is limited! In-store purchases only (no online/phone orders).
(No signing/meet and greet at this event. Posters will be pre-signed.)
This special acoustic performance will be their only L.A. show besides their two sold out shows at The Theatre at Ace Hotel.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Tegan and Sara’s classic 2007 album, The Con, Tegan and Sara release The Con X: Covers on October 20 via Warner Bros. Records (available a day early for the Amoeba Hollywood in-store event!). The new album features 14 of Tegan and Sara’s favorite artists, each interpreting a song from the original album.
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: 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
About the Tegan and Sara Foundation:
The Tegan and Sara Foundation fights for economic justice, health and representation for LGBTQ girls and women – three areas where LGBTQ girls and women face the biggest challenges. Tegan and Sara launched the Foundation in October 2016, with a nationwide “listening and learning tour” where they met with LGBTQ young people, researchers, legislators and nonprofits who’ve been at the forefront of supporting the LGBTQ community.
The Foundation’s initiatives have included a partnership with Coalition and Orlando LGBTQ Center to expand their counseling services for LGBTQ youth in response to recent spikes in calls to suicide hotlines, rallying against anti-LGBTQ legislation in North Carolina by supporting Equality North Carolina, supporting the Audre Lorde Project’s community support initiatives for LGBTQ people, partnering with DonorsChoose.Org to increase access to LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum in public schools nationwide and supporting Egale Canada’s Two Spirits, One Voice initiative, which supports individuals identifying as both LGBTQ and Indigenous (Two Spirit people). Learn more about the Tegan and Sara Foundation here.