Interview: Lizzo on joining the Rock the Garden lineup

Lizzo and Sophia Eris at Rock the Garden 2012.
Lizzo and Sophia Eris at Rock the Garden 2012. (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  1. Listen Interview with Lizzo on The Current's Morning Show

    May 27, 2014

After a whirlwind weekend, with performances at Memory Lanes Block Party and Soundset, Lizzo stopped by The Current's studio to talk with The Morning Show about joining the 2014 Rock the Garden lineup.

She spoke with The Current's Morning Show about her recent European travels, and how excited she is to take the stage on June 21.

"Two years ago, [Sophia Eris and I] watched Doomtree and tUnE-yArDs and it was super cool, and we were like, 'ONE DAY...!'"

"It just makes me giddy that you guys are like 'This is our special surprise guest' — all those words are so sweet — I feel like a gift-wrapped package with glitter coming out of the top."

Lizzo will kick off Rock The Garden, the two-day concert event, that The Current co-presents with Walker Art Center. Tickets are available for both days.

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