Tegan and Sarah to start fall tour in San Diego

Veteran indie folk-pop duo Tegan and Sara will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their fifth album, "The Con," with a 16-city North American fall tour. It will begin Oct. 20 at San Diego's Balboa Theatre and conclude Nov. 15 in Austin. All dates and cities appear below.

The Canadian sisters, who do not use their last name, Quinn, are 36-year-old twins. They will perform unplugged versions on the tour of all 14 songs from "The Con," which provided them with their commercial breakthrough in 2007. Fan favorites from the duo's back catalog will round out their performances.

In a statement issued Tuesday morning to announce the tour, Tegan said: "The first four records of our career felt like we were navigating winding mountain roads. With 'The Con,' it was obvious we had turned a corner and hit an open stretch of highway. It felt like our first fully realized Tegan and Sara record. Which made it then and still makes it now a very important record to us."

Added Sara: "To launch 'The Con' in 2007, we performed the album sequentially. It was a difficult album to translate live, because most of the songs had deep layers of ideas and textures, taken directly from our home demos and made even denser in the studio. Much of the album hasn't been performed live in nearly a decade and it's with great pleasure that we take these beloved songs back to the stage."

Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday at teganandsara.com/shows/. Prices have not yet been announced.

A portion of proceeds from the tour will benefit the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for economic justice, health and representation of LGBTQ girls and women.

Tegan and Sara - The Con X: Tour

10/20 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre

10/21 Las Vegas, CA The Pearl at The Palms

10/23 Los Angeles, CA The Theatre at Ace Hotel

10/25 San Francisco, CA The Masonic

10/26 Portland, OR Revolution Hall

10/27 Seattle, WA The Moore

10/28 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre

10/30 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

10/31 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

11/3 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre

11/5 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple

11/8 Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre

11/9 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre

11/10 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre

11/13 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle

11/15 Austin, TX Paramount Theatre
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