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Tegan and Sara rock the Roadrunner with new album

Photo by Pamela Littky
Tegan and Sara promote new album ‘Crybaby’

Tegan and Sara brought their show to Roadrunner on Sept. 22 in support of their newest album “Crybaby.” The pop duo performed in front of a packed crowd with fans lined up outside of the venue hours before the doors officially opened.

Best known for their 2004 album “So Jealous” and 2013’s “Heartthrob,” with the latter debuting at number three on the Billboard 200, the twin sister duo knew how to put on a show. Performing for the first time at Roadrunner, fans were singing along to every word.

The set list was the perfect combination of the duo’s classics as well as their newest songs. The stage design was minimalistic but featured lighting that made up for the lack of visuals.

Often standing side-by-side in front of a mic stand, Tegan and Sara’s live vocals did not disappoint. The  band was terrific and contributed to the positive live concert experience.

Tegan and Sara’s interactions with the crowd were unlike any other. It is rare nowadays to see an artist engage with fans during a show as much as they did and it provided a genuine live music experience.

The sisters made sure to share how grateful they are to still be able to tour and have “people show up” despite not having an immense amount of commercial success with their latest releases.

In today’s music industry, it’s incredibly difficult to build a fanbase and even more difficult to maintain one. It’s safe to say Tegan and Sara, with much thanks to their stage presence and classic discography, will always have people wanting to see them live.

The band’s on-stage chemistry, banter and witty humor drew as many laughs as it did cheers. The amount of interaction was very memorable and made those in attendance feel much more engaged with the show.

Tegan and Sara briefly left the stage but came back out moments later to perform a two-song encore. More than 70 minutes into their set, the fans were still engaged and chanting, encouraging Tegan and Sara to come back and perform more songs.

It’s no secret Tegan and Sara do not shy away from speaking up about what they believe in. It was announced that $1 for every ticket sold for the show was donated to their foundation that supports “LGTBQ+ summer camps that focus on bringing together LGTBQ+ youth.”

Even for people who only know one song from Tegan and Sara or none, their concert is one not to be missed. Tegan and Sara’s “Crybaby Tour” runs until November with the final stop in Solvang, California on Nov.r 4.

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