Tegan & Sara add NYC & L.A. book events to tour
Tegan and Sara's memoir, High School, is out September 24, just a few days before their upcoming album, Hey, I’m Just Like You (out 9/27). Here's the memoir synopsis:
High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, who grew up at the height of grunge and rave culture in the nineties, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today. While grappling with their identity and sexuality, often alone, they also faced academic meltdown, their parents’ divorce, and the looming pressure of what might come after high school. Written in alternating chapters from both Tegan's and Sara’s points of view, the book is a raw account of the drugs, alcohol, love, music, and friendship they explored in their formative years.
A transcendent story of first loves and first songs, High School captures the tangle of discordant and parallel memories of two sisters who grew up in distinct ways even as they lived just down the hall from each another. This is the origin story of Tegan and Sara.
They'll be reading from High School on their upcoming tour, as well as playing acoustic, focusing on Hey, I'm Just Like You (which is all reworked songs they wrote as teenagers), along with other songs from their catalogue. (Dates include a sold-out Brooklyn show on 9/24.) They've also added some strictly book events to the tour. In NYC they'll appear at Barnes & Noble Union Square on September 23 at 7 PM, and in Los Angeles they'll be at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on September 26 at 7 PM. At both events they'll be talking about the book and taking photos with fans.
Tickets for the NYC and L.A. events, which include a signed copy of High School, are on sale now. Updated dates are listed, along with a stream of current single "I'll Be Back Someday," below.
Tegan and Sara – 2019 Tour Dates
9/23 - NYC - Barnes & Noble Union Square (book Q&A)
9/24 – Brooklyn, NY – MurMrr Theatre**
9/26 - Los Angeles - Barnes & Noble at the Grove (book Q&A)
9/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre**
9/30 – San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre**
10/1 – San Francisco, CA – Sydney Goldstein Theater**
10/3 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater**
10/4 – Seattle, WA – Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall (early & late shows)**
10/5 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
10/9 – Edmonton, AB – Myer Orowitz Theatre
10/10 – Calgary, AB – Bella Concert Hall (early & late shows)
10/12 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
10/13 – St. Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theatre
10/15 – Evanston, IL – Northwestern University – Cahn Auditorium
10/16 – Columbus, OH – Lincoln Theatre
10/17 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/19 – Toronto, ON – Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre
10/22 – Ottawa, ON – Algonquin Commons Theatre
10/23 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/25 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
10/26 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
10/27 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
10/29 – Nashville, TN – CMA Theater
10/30 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
11/1 – Austin, TX – State Theatre (early & late shows)
**Purchase of any show ticket in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle includes one copy of Tegan and Sara’s High School memoir, supplied by local independent bookstores they have partnered with to celebrate the release of the book.