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Tegan and Sara Tease 'Love You to Death' With Short Intimate Tour (Photos)

Tegan and Sara's recent intimate shows allowed hardcore fans a chance to taste their forthcoming album Love You to Death and see them quip vivaciously back and forth.


Tegan and Sara
City: New York
Venue: (Le) Poisson Rouge
Date: 2016-05-09

As Tegan and Sara were quick to note, before the end of the second song, their joke bickering could have been construed as a "fight" by a reviewer. The salacious details of the rift between the two would spread far and wide before the night was out. However, there would be nothing further from the truth. Instead, the sisters bantered playfully off each other frequently and extensively throughout the night -- as Tegan noted early on, the audience ought to expect thirty minutes of chatter. They discussed their middle school and high school eras (some game called raft which was really just charades but on a raft in a living room), their hair styles (Tegan didn't seem satisfied with hers) and their fashion (few could see Sara's fantastic shoes as she unfortunately noted). A particular highlight was Sara's wonderment (and possible disgust) over the couch people had brought to sit on while they waited in line to get into the show -- fans were in line as early as noon it seems -- given the effort and the possibility of bedbugs it may hold.

Ultimately though the evening allowed Tegan and Sara the opportunity to share their music in an intimate setting with their fans. Within a set which opened and closed with two acoustic numbers, Tegan and Sara performed career highlights, including several off their previous earworm Heartthrob (one of my favorite pop records of the past decade) and several powerful new tracks, like "Boyfriend" and "Stop Desire", from their forthcoming Love You to Death (June 3rd; Warner Brothers). Supporting them where two musicians new to their crew, Brendan Buckley on drums and Gabriel McNair on keys, who will also be gearing up with them for a huge North American tour at the end of summer. Their four intimate shows were tough tickets to get but Tegan and Sara then took a more populist approach to spreading their music by performing "Boyfriend" live on Jimmy Fallon's show the next night. Video of the song and photos from the show follow below.

"Boyfriend" on Fallon

(Le) Poisson Rouge May 9 2016

SETLIST

Call It Off

Now I'm All Messed Up

Back in Your Head

I Was a Fool

How Come You Don't Want Me

Drove Me Wild

Goodbye, Goodbye

U-Turn

Stop Desire

Living Room

100x

Nineteen

Walking With a Ghost

Boyfriend

Closer

[encore break]

The Con

Where Does the Good Go

TOUR DATES

Jun 22 KOKO in London, UK

Jul 24 Splendour in the Grass at North Byron Parklands in Yelgun, Australia

Jul 25 170 Russell in Melbourne, Australia

Jul 26 The Metro Theatre in Sydney, Australia

Jul 29 The Star Theatre in Singapore

Sep 9 TCU Place in Saskatoon, SK

Sep 10 Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, MB

Sep 12 State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN

Sep 13 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland in Kansas City, MO

Sep 15 Majestic Theatre in Dallas, TX

Sep 16 The Ballroom at Warehouse Live in Houston, TX

Sep 17 Stubbs BBQ in Austin, TX

Sep 19 Cains Ballroom in Tulsa, OK

Sep 21 Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO

Sep 22 In The Venue in Salt Lake City, UT

Sep 25 The Observatory in San Diego, CA

Sep 29 The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA

Sep 30 Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA

Oct 1 Fox Theater in Oakland, CA

Oct 3 Roseland Theater in Portland, OR

Oct 4 Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA

Oct 5 Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC

Oct 7 BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta

Oct 8 Shaw Amphitheatre in Banff, Alberta

Oct 20 Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI

Oct 21 Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL

Oct 22 The Pageant in St. Louis, MO

Oct 24 Tegan And Sara Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN

Oct 25 EXPRESS LIVE! in Columbus, OH

Oct 26 Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, MI

Oct 28 Massey Hall in Toronto, ON

Oct 29 Metropolis in Montreal, QC

Oct 30 Le Theatre Capitole in Quebec, QC

Oct 31 House Of Blues in Boston, MA

Nov 3 The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA

Nov 4 Madison Square Garden in New York, NY

Nov 5 Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA

Nov 6 9:30 Club in Washington, DC

Nov 9 The National in Richmond, VA

Nov 10 The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC

Nov 11 The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA

Nov 12 The Joy Theater in New Orleans, LA

Nov 14 The Beacham in Orlando, FL

Nov 15 The Ritz Ybor in Tampa, FL

Nov 16 Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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