Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tegan & Sara Join Macklemore and Ryan Lewis On Stage

While we tend not to float too much in the pop waters around here, choosing instead to be all hard with the rock vibe and swear words, I still have an ear for what my children are listening to.

And with that in mind, I don't have a problem with Macklemore.

More so now than before.

The Canadian twins joined Mackemore and Ryan Lewis on stage at the Some Festival Up In Canada Festival for a version of "Same Love." There's an obvious link between them and Macklemore's words, and a pretty clear indication that he's doing this song from the heart.

It's important. You should probably watch it. More importantly, you should probably take a look at what your words in the comment section of You Tube or whatever social media you play in really mean to others. I get the sense from most of them that the people who write them wouldn't have the nerve to talk to the other person like that face to face. It's a matter of being held accountable, I suppose, but I also believe that so many people live in a world where an electronic device is so often in front of them that they use it like a shield. It's an invisible one, and unfortunately, that's only discovered when someone in real life verbalizes the pain that someone else's words have caused them. Then all of a sudden, you realize that there isn't really a shield that blocks you from being immune to what you really are: a callous bully that lacks vital empathy skills required for becoming a better person.

"We become so numb to what we're sayin'"

Live and let live, man. At the end of the day, the only thing that is significant is finding a way where we can respect our creator and each other by living in a manner where our world is made as beautiful as it can be during the short amount of time we inhabit it.

Anyway. The gals contribution is less revelatory than a signal that the song's message is a far-reaching one.


Tegan and Sara joined Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on stage this weekend at Osheaga festival in Montreal to perform the equal rights anthem "Same Love".

As openly out musicians, Tegan and Sara have long been outspoken public advocates on all LGBT issues, including marriage equality. The collaboration proved as transcendent as the message itself, representing the first time these artists have appeared together on stage. 

 "Closer," Tegan and Sara's hit single off their seventh studio album, Heartthrob, made its debut on the Top 40 radio chart over the weekend thanks to big support from major radio stations like Z100/New York, WIOQ/Philly, KMVQ/SF, KMVA/Phoenix, KBFF/Portland and SiriusXM Hits 1 among others. A milestone for Tegan and Sara, who have never had a song chart at pop radio before.

Tegan and Sara played Lollapalooza to a record crowd last night and will be playing the remainder of the Fun. "Most Nights" Tour in North America. For a full list of upcoming shows, see the list below. More dates coming soon.

Confirmed Tegan and Sara Tour Dates:
08/21 Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Denver, CO*
08/22 Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Denver, CO*
08/23 GREAT SALT AIR - Salt Lake City, UT*
08/27 Lake Tahoe Harvey's Outdoor Arena - Stateline, NV*
08/28 Idaho Botanical Garden - Boise, ID*
08/29 Edgefield - Portland, OR*
08/30 Britt Pavilion - Jacksonville, OR
08/31 Ambleside Park - West Vancouver, Canada*
09/01 Bumbershoot - Seattle, WA
09/03 The Greek Theater - Los Angeles, CA*
09/04 The Greek Theater - Los Angeles, CA*
09/06 Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA*
09/07 Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA*
09/08 Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA*
09/10 Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ*
09/12 Gexa Energy Pavilion - Dallas, TX*
09/13 Stubb's Waller Creel Amphitheatre - Austin, TX
09/14 Sunset Station - San Antonio, TX
09/15 House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
09/16 Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre - Tuscaloosa, AL*
09/18 Mizner Park Amphitheatre - Boca Raton, FL*
09/19 UCF Arena - Orlando, FL*
09/21 Music Midtown - Atlanta, GA
09/22 The Woods at Fontanel - Nashville, TN*
09/24 Family Circle Cup Stadium - Charleston, SC*
09/25 Red Hat Amphitheatre - Raleigh, NC*
09/26 nTelos Wirless Pavilion - Charlottesville, VA*
09/27 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
09/28 Webster Bank Arena - Bridgeport, CT*
*"Most Nights" Tour with Fun.

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