NEWS: SONIC CONCERTS Presents TEGAN & SARA IN St. John's, Halifax & Moncton, JULY 29-31

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Internationally-celebrated songwriters, performers and artists Tegan and Sara return to the east coast in support of their latest release Heartthrob. Dates include:

July 29             St. John’s        Mile One Centre
July 30             Halifax             Metro Centre
July 31             Moncton          Casino New Brunswick

Tegan and Sara’s 13-year career has seen them build an avid global following of fans and fellow musicians alike. Their unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds has allowed their music to cross all traditional boundaries of genre, from being covered by The White Stripes to collaborating with superstar DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta. Having sold nearly 1 million career albums and toured with acts from The Killers to Neil Young, Tegan and Sara have now released their seventh studio album, Heartthrob, including the lead single “Closer”.
 

“The duo draw you as close as ever with their bittersweet silk-over-sass harmonies. Emotional processing should always be so liberating”. - Rolling Stone

"Heartthrob is an assured game-changer for sibling duo Tegan and Sara Quin...The results are often staggeringly positive." – Billboard

“An early contender for pop record of 2013.” – NME

ALL TICKETS GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 12

St. John’s tickets are $40 in advance (including tax and service charge) and will be available at 12 noon at the Mile One Centre box office, by phone at (709) 576-7657 and online at www.sonicconcerts.com.  Additional fees may apply.  Please note that floor tickets are general admission, standing room only.

Halifax tickets are $46.50 in advance (including tax and service fee) and will be available at 10 a.m. at the Ticket Atlantic box office, at all participating Atlantic Superstores, by phone at (902) 451-1221 and online at www.sonicconcerts.com.  Additional fees may apply.  Please note that floor tickets are general admission, standing room only.

Moncton tickets are $38.15 in advance and $43.15 day of show (including tax and service fee) and will be available at 10 a.m. at the Casino Gift Shop, by phone at 1-866-943-8849 and online at www.sonicconcerts.com.  Additional fees may apply.  Please note that this show is general admission, standing room only.

All shows are open to all ages.  Doors open at 7 p.m.

ABOUT TEGAN AND SARA

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, the twins began playing guitar and writing songs at age 15. Following the release of their first independent full-length album in 1999, Under Feet Like Ours, they caught the attention of Neil Young’s iconic manager, Elliot Roberts, who signed them to his Los Angeles-based label, Vapor Records. Tegan and Sara’s first international release, This Business Of Art, was followed by extensive worldwide touring, including opening slots with Neil Young and their first appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman”.

In 2002, the band released If It Was You. Its fresh sonic template and critical success in the US set up their fourth studio album, So Jealous, which ultimately provided their global breakthrough. On the heels of six song placements on “Grey’s Anatomy,” a US radio hit with “Walking With A Ghost” and a North American tour opening for The Killers, So Jealous cemented Tegan and Sara’s status as one of Canada’s pre-eminent songwriting forces and musical exports.

The 2007 release of The Con brought more critical and commercial acclaim. The album was co-produced by Chris Walla, with members of Death Cab for Cutie, Weezer and AFI all appearing in supporting musician roles. Their sixth studio album, Sainthood, was released in 2009 and was accompanied by a self-published three-volume book set titled “ON, IN, AT”, which chronicled a year in the life of Tegan and Sara, in both words and pictures. Sainthood was ultimately nominated for a Juno Award and the Polaris Prize. One of the album’s singles, “Alligator, was remixed by a wide cross-section of artists including Four Tet, Passion Pit, Ra Ra Riot, and VHS or Beta.

In 2011, Tegan and Sara released Grammy-nominated Get Along, a CD/DVD set that included a live record and a collection of 3 films giving a rare and intimate look into their lives and music. The first film, “States,features American touring footage and interviews; the second film, “India,chronicles their first ever tour of India; and the third film, “For The Most Part,is a special stripped-down studio concert shot with a live audience of 75 fans, friends and family over two days in Vancouver, Canada. The live record features music recorded during these concerts.

Tegan and Sara have performed at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and have toured with The Killers, The Black Keys, Jack Johnson, Neil Young, The Pretenders, Ben Folds, City and Colour, Death Cab For Cutie, Cyndi Lauper, Weezer and Paramore. Their music has been featured in “90210,” “Parenthood,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Veronica Mars,” “The Vampire Diaries,” and “One Tree Hill.” They have performed multiple times on Letterman, Leno and Conan. They have collaborated with artists in all genres, from superstar DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta, to seminal literary figures such as Augusten Burroughs. Their song, “Walking with a Ghost,” was eventually covered by The White Stripes.

For more information on Tegan and Sara, visit: www.teganandsara.com
 

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