Watch now (4 mins) | The "If It Was You" Era
Considering If It Was You is my favorite album and I was only 8 when it comes out, the announcement of this tour felt like an opportunity I couldn’t miss out on. I had to get tickets considering I have spring break then and can travel. The only problem is that I have an Iraqi passport and I need a visa to fly to Ontario. It feel like it’s impossible but I’m willing to try. A miracle might happen and I might see you live for the first time.
What a sweet idea for a tour. As much as I wish I could go see one of those shows, I know I won't be able to make it to Canada. I think it would be lovely to have a taping of it and make it accessible somehow. I'd buy a "ticket" for that.
This sounds like it will be such a fun tour!! I'm bummed I probably won't see you live next year but I can't wait to see videos from those who can go. See you next weekend for another Crybaby show! ❤️
I want to know which of my friends called you and hired you to do this tour??? Lol just kidding, but it feels that way. IIWY hits different for me and you have such a long catalog that I never thought I would see most of these songs live. Now that I know I will, it feels unreal, I can't wait!
Great video! I love seeing the old stuff mixed in with your current tour. Yes, PLEASE record or live stream your last night....Then we can all partake and enjoy!
When I saw Maggie Rogers this summer she did a song that wasn’t released yet and the screen behind her had the lyrics on it as she was singing! I thought it was so cool. Everyone was singing along yet we had never heard the song before.
I wonder if there had been social media back then and more eyes on every move you made, if you wouldn’t have ended up being so fearless today. Having some freedom and down time then allowed you to still be yourselves and become confident in that.
I miss the days when we didn’t have phones on us at all times, when we were actually unreachable for hours at a time and fully committed to whatever we were doing. Not checking my phone every few minutes to see what is going on somewhere else or what I might be missing out on. ❤️
Please, please, please film one of those concerts!
If It Was You will always hold a special place in my heart as it was the first of your music I heard back in 2003.
There‘s an awesome live recording of Terrible Storm from a gig in Bremen with a a guitar solo by you, Tegan. You’ll find it on YouTube. Maybe an inspiration for a recreation?
I can't thank you both enough for taking us on this journey of reflecting on and revisiting the early days of your career. It's such a gift to give more context to the soundtracks that carried many of us through important times in our lives, and carry us still.
I appreciate knowing with certainty that the Not Tonight tour won't be taken anywhere else. I think there is something really special about the way you've chosen to do this album tour, and the exclusivity only adds to the significance. The logistics of coordinating a trip from Oklahoma to Canada in this time frame does feel like a lot to tackle – if I could snap my fingers and be there, I would – but if I can find a way to make it happen, I will.
I remember desperately dreaming and wanting to be in the audience for the live performance portion of Get Along, and also accepting that it just wouldn't be in the stars for me. That's okay. It's still a project that I am so glad exists and one that I can enjoy while closing my eyes and placing myself in the room, placing myself back inside of the dream. Sometimes the dreams are enough, and the wanting is fuel. If it's not in the stars for me to see any shows on the Not Tonight tour, that will be okay, too.
I hope the loudest feedback you hear is that of wanting and dreaming and appreciation and gratitude. Thank you, thank you for all that you continue to do. 💜
That video is wonderful!
I of course being in the UK, am gutted that I can’t see the Not Tonight tour, as If It Was You has got to be one of my favourite’s of your albums!
But I get it. ❤️
And I hope you both, and everyone that can go to see it, has an amazing time next year!! 😊💛
And I will definitely, if you do them, be getting some If It Was You era, commemorative merch!!!
Thanks Tegan, I so excited to plan my 2024 T&S. I need your help, though. What’s the chances of the cruise happening. I only have enough vacation and money for either a cruise or trip to CA, not both unfortunately. Rock on, my friend! 🤘
I hope there’s another leg in the US because this record changed my life!
Please, please film one of the If It Was You shows! Or livestream?
pleeease record one of the shows!! love if it was you and the full album shows concept - the con x was such a special show, and even more so since we all had to put our phones away, i wish every show would do the "okay take your photos and videos for one song and then pay attention the rest."
also i submit that the monday monday monday MV animatronic monkeys should be included somehow, bc they're iconic.
IIWY was the first album I heard of yours in 2002, summer after HS graduation. I remember my friend got the cd because we were seeing you open for another artist in October in Seattle. I always liked to familiarize myself with openers (I still do this). I remember being in my friend’s car, her putting in the cd, and hearing time running. ❤️ That whole album has a special spot in my soul; not only because of how it sounded, and how magical it was to hear women close to my age making music, but also that time in my life. Being almost 19, a big transitional time, figuring out my identity. Then seeing you and Sara perform live soon after, it’s a root for sure.
This tour is a dream. See you at the first 3 shows. I’m leaving my kiddo at home this time, mommy needs some time away.
Omg Tegan. The early years. How keen and young! Wow. God if we could go back…. To yesterday. The tour is gonna be so epic and memorable. One can not miss. But again. I have no passport. Lol. Please please tape it…. VHS wise?!? Hahahaha ok. How about cd wise. With dvd included. You can sell it in your store. The package can have stickers, buttons, minis poster. And maybe Tegan & Sara’s favorite snack! Have a great weekend!