Tegan and Sara

Megan and Sara Quinn, the Canadian twins that make up the popular indie rock group Tegan and Sara are anything but typical. First lets start off with the fact that they are actual identical twins. They also both sing, play the guitar and keyboards. They have also been around for a while there most popular album “Heartthrob”, the album that’s bringing them to commercial fame. Is actually their 7th album. They are also openly gay.

Sarah Quinn is optimistic about her and her sister’s continued success.
“The record’s been out a while and it still feels really fresh.”  Say’s Sarah, “It’s a grower album, and I don’t mean “grower” by listening to it. It’s helped build our career to the next level. People hear it and tell their friends or people are hearing it and different avenues and channels. I feel confident that it was a great next step into a “Part 2” of our career.
We’ve been in the industry now for fifteen years and it’s like, “What do we do next? How do we keep people wondering what Tegan & Sara are going to do?”
It’s not that easy to keep people engaged and interested with so many new bands coming out all the time. I think “Heartthrob” was a crossover or bridge record. It’s like saying, “We’re still the band you once knew and liked, but we’re doing something different.” And it’s inviting a whole new group of people in. It sort of teases up for something to follow it. Right now, I don’t feel any of that hesitation I felt before we put this record out. I just keep thinking, “We could do a crazy, sugary pop record, or we could do something weirder and go in a totally different direction.
There are just so many opportunity now because of this record. It’s a grower — we’re seeing the audience diversify, change, build. Opportunities are changing. It almost feels like we’re a brand new band.”
Now they are doing huge shows and it’s something the duo are in awe of. “We started in 1998 and these kinds of opportunities weren’t even something we could wrap our brains around. We were playing sports bars, coffee shops, and maybe we would play a 300-person club and sell it out. To be playing in front of 60 thousand people, and have them be like “Oh yeah, ‘Closer,’ I like this song.” It’s crazy. It’s a real boiling point for the band.”
Tour Dates For Tegan And Sara:
Date Venue Location  
  Mar 30 The Juno Awards Winnipeg, Canada    
  Apr 05 Club Skirts Dinah Shore

Palm Springs, CA    
  Apr 07 El Plaza Mexico City, Mexico    
  May 03 Big Guava Music Festival

Tampa, FL    
  May 04 Suburbia Music Festival Plano, TX    
  May 06 The Blue Note Columbia, MO    
  May 07 Mercury Ballroom Louisville, KY    
  May 08 The Madison Theater Covington, KY    
  May 09 Canadian Music Week

Toronto, Canada    
  May 10 EGYPTIAN ROOM Indianapolis, IN    
  May 12 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN    
  May 13 Track 29 Chattanooga, TN    
  May 14 Music Farm Charleston, SC    
  May 15 Buckhead Theatre Atlanta, GA    
  May 16 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Ponte Vedra Beach, FL    
  May 17 Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores, AL    
  May 19 The Fillmore Charlotte, NC    
  May 20 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC    
  May 21 9:30 Club Washington, DC    
  May 22 9:30 Club Washington, DC    
  May 25 Boston Calling Music Festival

Boston, MA    
  Jun 16 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN    
  Jun 17 The Vic Chicago, IL    
  Jun 18 The Vic Chicago, IL    
  Jun 19 Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE    
  Jun 20 Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE    
  Jun 21 Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE    
  Jun 22 Firefly Music Festival Dover, DE    
  Jun 22 Toad’s Place New Haven, CT    
  Jun 24 Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY    
  Jun 26 SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival Saskatoon, Canada    
  Jun 28 Meijer Gardens Amphitheater Grand Rapids, MI    
  Jul 03 RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest Ottawa, Canada    
  Jul 24 Rock The Park London, Canada    
  Sep 09 Rogers Arena

Vancouver, Canada    
  Sep 10 Rogers Arena

Vancouver, Canada    
  Sep 12 Moda Center

Portland, OR    
  Sep 13 Tacoma Dome

Tacoma, WA    
  Sep 16 Honda Center

Anaheim, CA    
  Sep 17 Honda Center

Anaheim, CA    
  Sep 19 Staples Center

Los Angeles, CA    
  Sep 20 Staples Center

Los Angeles, CA    
  Sep 22 SAP Center

San Jose, CA    
  Sep 23 SAP Center

San Jose, CA    
  Sep 25 Jobing.com Arena

Glendale, AZ    
  Sep 26 MGM Grand Garden Arena

Las Vegas, NV    
  Sep 29 EnergySolutions Arena

Salt Lake City, UT    
  Sep 30 Pepsi Center

Denver, CO    
  Oct 02 American Airlines Center

Dallas, TX    
  Oct 03 American Airlines Center

Dallas, TX    
  Oct 05 FedEx Forum

Memphis, TN    
  Oct 06 BOK Center

Tulsa, OK    
  Oct 08 New Orleans Arena

New Orleans, LA