Canadian pop icons Tegan and Sara gave us a show to remember this past weekend, closing out Virginia’s Pride Festival with a night of song and dance and laughs and (happy) tears. The festival day was originally scheduled to be outside at Brown’s Island, but forecasted rain, unfortunately, cancelled some of the day’s events.
Thankfully, they were able to move the party indoors at the last minute to The National in Richmond, VA. To make the night even more special, Tegan and Sara also celebrated the fourth anniversary of their book “High School,” now a successful TV series.
Despite the recent release of Crybaby (October 2022), Tegan and Sara serenaded us with tons of hits from their discography (dare we say, their own “Eras Tour”). Their set kicked off with an early-career homage to So Jealous (2004) with “I Wouldn’t Like Me” and “Speak Slow,” as well as “I Can’t Grow Up” off of the latest release. Anthems off almost every release made its way to their setlist, including “My Number” from This Business of Art (2000), “Living Room” from If It Was You (2002), “Back In Your Head” from The Con (2007), “On Directing” from Sainthood (2009), “Closer” from Heartthrob (2013), and “Boyfriend” from Love You To Death (2016).
While Tegan and Sara have gotten their fame over the last couple of decades from their prodigious and vast music, ranging from angsty teenage punk ballads to glamorous hyperpop dance anthems, it is the way they present themselves to fans and the public that makes them such captivating artists. They have always been open and transparent about their lives as musicians, twins, queer women and how they have navigated adolescence, the music industry, and, now, even parenthood.
Both on and off stage, Tegan and Sara tirelessly work to establish safe spaces for their fans and communities, whether through their music, their charity work, their books, or simply their online presence.
Tegan and Sara’s “Crybaby Tour” continues with a few more dates before they take a break ahead of their acoustic tour next year.
Remaining Crybaby Tour Dates:
9/28/23 – Carolina Theatre – Durham, NC
10/2/23 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
10/3/23 – Hard Rock – Orlando, FL
Acoustic Tour 2024 Dates:
3/20/24 – Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts – Richmond Hill, ON
3/21/24 – The Sanderson Centre For the Performing Arts – Brantford, ON
3/22/24 – The Rose Brampton – Brampton, ON
3/23/24 – The Capitol Centre – North Bay, ON
3/26/24 – Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe – Ottawa, ON
3/27/24 – Kingston Grand Theatre – Kingston, ON
3/28/24 – Chatham Capitol Theatre – Chatham-Kent, ON
3/30/24 – The Mattamy Theatre – Milton, ON
3/31/24 – Legacy Hall at Deerhurst Resort – Huntsville, ON
4/3/24 – FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre – St. Catharines, ON
4/5/24 – The Oakville Centre For the Performing Arts – Oakville, ON
4/7/24 – River Run Centre – Guelph, ON