PICS: Aly and AJ at the Observatory North Park

Sister duo Aly & AJ offered indie-pop 'sanctuary' to a packed crowd at the Observatory North Park recently.

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The siblings, Alyson and Amanda Michalka, brought their 2019 North American "Sanctuary Comeback Tour" through San Diego on Tuesday, June 25.
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It comes on the heels of a just-released, brand-new studio EP titled "Sanctuary" -- go check it out everywhere music is streamed and sold!
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In addition to her successful career as a musician, Amanda Joy (AJ) Michalka (pictured) is also a rising actress -- having starred in the ABC show "The Goldbergs" as well as her own sitcom "Schooled" (among many other projects).
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Her sister, Alyson (pictured), is also known for her acting work -- starring in films such as "Easy A," "Grown Ups 2," "Super Sweet 16: The Movie," "Bandslam," and "Crazy Kind of Love" (among others). She's also been featured on television shows including "Phil of the Future," "Hellcats," "iZombie," "The Lears" and more.
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Together though, they're known as Aly & AJ -- and they're magnificent!
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The duo became a worldwide sensation after the release of their debut studio album, 2005's "Into the Rush."
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It sold more than 1 million copies worldwide and featured the singles "Do You Believe in Magic" and "No One."
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After releasing a Christmas-themed album in 2006 titled "Acoustic Hearts of Winter," they dropped their third studio album "Insomniatic" the very next year. Featuring more of an electro-pop sound, it has since sold more than 700,000 copies in the U.S. alone and peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart (the duo's highest charting debut to-date).
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In 2010, the duo announced they were changing their name to 78violet. However, five years later, they changed it back to Aly & AJ. Two years later, they released "Take Me," the lead single off their "Ten Years" EP.
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They just released an official music video for their new single "Star Maps" on June 13 -- go check it out!
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Thank you, Aly & AJ, for a wonderful show -- -please come back soon!
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