Grand OnStage presents: Tegan And Sara, Becca Mancari
Celebrated Canadian duo bring their Not Tonight Tour to Kingston
Tegan And Sara
from Vancouver/Montreal BC
Password protected advance sales in effect starting Wed. Sept. 6, 2023, at 10am until the public on sale starting Fri. Sept. 8, 2023, at 12noon.
Tegan and Sara launched their careers straight out of high school, from their hometown of Calgary, Alberta. In 2000, they signed to Neil Young’s record label, Vapor Records, out of Santa Monica, California. Over the course of their twenty-five-year career, they have sold well over one million records and released ten studio albums, including their latest release, "Crybaby."
They have been honoured with numerous Grammy, Glaad, and Polaris nominations, as well as three Junos for their seventh studio album, "Heartthrob," which included the pop juggernaut "Closer." Their songs have been featured in TV shows like "Glee," "Grey’s Anatomy," "Girls," and "Heartstopper." In 2018, they received both a Governor General's Performing Arts Award and the New York Civil Liberties Union Award.
Tegan and Sara have performed on some of the world's biggest stages, from Coachella to the Academy Awards, and are executive producers of the Amazon TV series "High School," based on their New York Times–bestselling adult memoir of the same name. They are also the authors of the "Junior High" graphic novel series for young readers.
In 2016, they launched the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which works tirelessly to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ women and girls. This mission is founded on a commitment to feminism and racial, social, and gender justice. The Foundation raises awareness and funds, fights for equality and justice through its flagship programming, and supports grassroots organizations, activists, and communities that often go unrecognized by major funding institutions. An extra dollar has been added to each ticket to support this worthy cause.
Tegan and Sara have been touring for twenty-five years and are constantly evolving their live show. No two nights are ever the same. The Not Tonight tour is a contoured acoustic storytelling evening showcasing the 2002 album "If It Was You," as well as an additional set of their most beloved songs. Audience members can expect an intimate night of music and storytelling.
Opening the performance will be Becca Mancari. Since moving to Nashville to start their music career in 2012, Becca Mancari has been lauded for their dextrous songwriting and prodigious guitar playing. Their sophomore album The Greatest Part, released in 2020, was an indie rock opus that garnered acclaim from The New York Times, NPR, and more. After its release, however, Mancari was despairing. An illness in their family, coupled with a realization that their alcohol dependency had become untenable, led Mancari to begin the hard work of taking ownership of their existence by mending broken relationships and investing in their mental health. “I didn’t realize it then, but looking back, I was a passenger in my own life,” Mancari says. The transformative period of self-reckoning was the catalyst that ultimately steered Mancari to write and produce their triumphant new album, Left Hand.
PLEASE NOTE - mobile tickets only will be provided and will be delivered to the email you provide at purchase 72 hours prior to the performance. Limit of 4 tickets maximum.
218 Princess Street
Open / Operational