Tegan & Sara are returning to Australia for a March tour brought to you by Handsome Tours, after this year’s sold out shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Splendour in the Grass.
Having slipped past Brisbane and Adelaide fans on their previous tour down under, the duo return to Australia, giving those cities their first live taste of their latest album Love You to Death. Sydney and Melbourne are also treated to return visits as Tegan & Sara visit Taronga and Melbourne Zoo.
Love You To Death is the band’s eighth studio album and once again finds the group working with producer Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Beck, Ellie Goulding) and includes their hit single Boyfriend.
Vulture exclaims ‘Are there two greater pop songwriters walking this Earth than Tegan & Sara Quin? Not many. And oh baby, they’re finally back with more synth-pop perfection.” SPIN calls the track a “swirling, lushly synthesized confection (handclaps and a f**king killer chorus included),”and Rolling Stone proclaims “The synths beam and blare over thundering percussion, while Sara Quin belts the song’s charmingly cheeky and lovestruck hook.”
Tegan & Sara have been featured by Buzzfeed in a comprehensive document of the duo’s journey over their 17-year career, from their early days to indie rock success, signing to a major label and performing at the Academy Awards, right up to recording Love You to Death. In the unprecedented music profile, Tegan discloses that the album is about “how debilitating and transformative” relationships can be, including those Tegan & Sara have with each other. The album is a product of their strengthened bond and of being more comfortable with who they truly are, and Buzzfeed identifies it as their “strongest, catchiest record to date.”
Love You To Death is the follow up to Tegan and Sara’s pop breakthrough album Heartthrob, which featured the singles Closer, which was certified gold in the US, and I Was A Fool. In addition to this, the band was featured on the LEGO Movie single Everything Is Awesome with The Lonely Island, and were invited to perform the song as part of the 2015 Oscar telecast. Born in Calgary, Alberta and now residing in Vancouver, BC, Tegan and Sara have won 3 Juno Awards, 2 Polaris Prize nominations and a Grammy nomination.
The tour dates:
March 6 The Tivoli, Brisbane
March 7 The Gov, Adelaide
March 8 Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series, Melbourne
March 9 Twilight At Taronga, Sydney
Tickets onsale Thursday 15 December at 10am.
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