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Tegan and Sara heading out to support album

Country artists, Trivium also set to tour

Tegan and Sara are preparing to tour in support of a new album.

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published August 3, 2022

Your favorite Canadian twins, Tegan and Sara, have announced fall tour dates to support their new studio album, Crybaby, due out Oct. 21. 

The trek begins a few days following the album’s release with an Oct. 26 show at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer and routes to Detroit’s Majestic Theatre on Nov. 2, The House of Blues in Cleveland on Nov. 4, and Vic Theatre in Chicago on Nov. 5. 

Support for the shows will come from singer-songwriter Tomberlin

The Quin sisters also have a television series, High School, that is available on Amazon Freevee, and they recently launched their own Substack newsletter, “I Think We’re Alone Now.” If that’s not enough, the first volume of the middle-grade graphic novel duology Tegan & Sara: Junior High and Tegan & Sara: Crush, is due out in the spring.

Country fest heading to Ohio

About two hours east of Fort Wayne lies a small town called West Liberty, Ohio, positioned a bit west of Columbus and just south of Bellefontaine. In this little slice of heaven, you’ll find the Country Legends Festival on Sept. 3. 

The festival is set to be headlined by Craig Morgan, with Terri Clark, the Bellamy Brothers, and Thompson Square opening. 

Morgan has charted 17 times on the Billboard country charts with “That’s What I Love About Sunday” reaching  No. 1 for four weeks in 2006. Six more of his singles have reached that chart’s top 10, including “Almost Home,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Little Bit of Life,” “International Harvester,” “Love Remembers,” and “Bonfire.” 

Clark produced several top country hits from her first three albums in the ’90s, all of which were certified platinum. 

The Bellamy Brothers had considerable success in the ’70s and early ’80s, and had a No. 1 hit in 1976 with “Let Your Love Flow,” while Thompson Square is best known for their No. 1 singles “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You.” 

Collectively, that’s a lot of hits, and that’s probably why they call it the Legend Festival. Tickets start at just $59.

Country stars in Plymouth

If you need more country in your life, you can travel a little over an hour west to Plymouth Motor Speedway in Plymouth on Sept. 4 to catch Chris Janson with special guests Parmalee while the city celebrates their annual Blueberry Festival. 

Janson exploded onto the scene in 2015 and has charted four albums, including his newest, All In, released in April. 

Parmalee, of course, have had several hits over the last decade including “Carolina” in 2013, “Just the Way,” a collaboration with Blanco Brown, in 2021, and their newest “Take My Name,” which charted this year. 

Tickets range from $35-$75.

Trivium schedules fall tour

Trivium have announced their Dead Men and Dragons North American tour in support of their 2021 album In the Court of the Dragon

The tour is a package deal that includes heavy hitters Between the Buried and Me and Whitechapel, along with newcomer Khemmis, giving fans more bang for their hard-earned bucks. 

The outing includes stops in at Radius in Chicago on Oct. 12, Icon Music Center in Cincinnati on Oct. 21, The House of Blues in Cleveland on Oct. 22, and The Fillmore in Detroit on Oct. 23.

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