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Tegan & Sara Bring The Nostalgia To The State Theatre

They brought their The Con X: Tour to celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the iconic album


Tegan and Sara have been twisting a knife into my heart since 2004. The duo have filled my ears and heart over the years with songs of love, sadness, anger and joy. One album has always stood out more than the rest, and that album was their 2007 release titled The Con.

The Con has always been my favorite album that was released by Tegan and Sara, so I bet you can imagine my excitement when they announced they would be making a stop in Minneapolis for their The Con X: Tour. I knew I would have to emotionally prepare myself for that evening.

When I arrived at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, the stage was decorated with artwork that was featured on the album, and they continued to show that wonderful artwork until they completed their set. I haven’t seen that artwork featured in a long time, and I knew once I saw it, that it was going to be a good night. I was certainly not disappointed!


Since this was an anniversary tour for their The Con album, they performed new renditions of all the songs from that album in order. Most of them were stripped-down acoustic performances, but that just made it all more raw and emotional. They started with “I Was Married” and ended with their famous “Call It Off”. After they finished with all their songs from The Con, they graced us with at least eight more songs that were from some of their other albums, but were just as emotional to keep up the theme for the night.

The night was also a benefit for their Tegan and Sara Foundation. This foundation was implemented by the sisters to help the LGBTQ community, especially girls and women. A portion of all the ticket sales were donated to the foundation, and they were also accepting other donations for their effort that they do. It’s a wonderful foundation, and the work that they do helps a lot of people in the LGBTQ community.


The Con X: Tour will be a night that I will always remember, and I was so happy that Tegan and Sara decided to share the love in Minneapolis for a night. I think it’s safe to say that the Twin Cities will always welcome Tegan and Sara with open arms.


Please feel free to check out the Tegan and Sara Foundation below.



  1. I Was Married
  2. Relief Next To Me
  3. The Con
  4. Knife Going In
  5. Are You Ten Years Ago
  6. Back In Your Head
  7. Hop A Plane
  8. Soil, Soil
  9. Burn Your Life Down
  10. Nineteen
  11. Floorplan
  12. Like O, Like H
  13. Dark Come Soon
  14. Call It Off
  15. Now I’m All Messed Up
  16. The Ocean
  17. White Knuckles
  18. Living Room
  19. Bad Ones
  20. Red Belt
  21. Closer

Written by Nickie Reynero


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