Tegan and Sara with Paramore

August 12 • Shake It Records/Riverbend

Most bands aspire to a large fan base that will eventually turn out in headliner-defining numbers, making its opening slot status a relic of leaner, hungrier times. The Canadian Indie/Folk/Pop twins of Tegan and Sara are certainly eager to attract more fans but they have absolutely no interest in abandoning their role as an opening act.

“We just went out and did our own American tour and it was fantastic, but we were playing in front of our own audience,” says Sara Quin from her Montreal home on the eve of T&S’s opening slot on the Paramore/New Found Glory tour. “It’s exciting to play in front of 10,000 kids that don’t all know us. It gets the adrenaline pumping and we’ll try to win over some people.”

On Thursday, fans in the Cincinnati area can experience T&S’s versatility firsthand. The duo plays an intimate acoustic in-store performance at Shake It Records that afternoon before heading to Riverbend’s PNC Pavilion to play in their full-band guise with Paramore.

Tegan and Sara perform at PNC Pavilion at Riverbend with Paramore, New Found Glory and Kadawatha. The duo also plays a free acoustic set at Shake It Records at 2:30 p.m.

Read Brian Baker's full interview with Sara and get ticket, show and venue details here.