Lucius perform at Rock the Garden 2015

Lucius perform "Go Home" live at Rock the Garden. (MPR Video / Nate Ryan)
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It's no secret that Minneapolis loves Lucius — we are the home to one of their largest, most adoring fanbases, and they seem to be on track to play exponentially larger venues each time they come back. The band has also made it clear that the feeling is mutual.

"We're so happy to be back in Minneapolis," co-frontwoman Jess Wolfe proclaimed. "We got in yesterday and went straight to Nye's. We had some pirogies and do-si-doed. It was awesome."

The band came out of the gates swinging with back-to-back renditions of megahits like "Nothing Ordinary," "Tempest" and "Go Home," the latter of which was positively chilling and built from spare vocal harmonies to a massive climax. They also treated the audience to a brand-new song--the heart-string-tugging "Dusty Trails," which will appear on their next album — and a cover of the 1965 hit "You Were On My Mind," which was written by Sylvia Fricker and made popular by the band We Five.

By the end of the set, it was clear that the audience was feeling Lucius's set, and the whole crowd joined in a singalong of their joyous hit "Turn it Around."

Setlist

"Nothing Ordinary"
"Tempest"
"Go Home"
"Don't Just Sit There"
"How Loud Your Heart Gets"
"Dusty Trails"
"You Were on My Mind" (Sylvia Fricker cover)
"Turn it Around"
"Genevieve"

Written by Andrea Swensson
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Mike DeMark

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    Lucius performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (Teddy Wolff for MPR)
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    Lucius performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Lucius performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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    Jess Wolfe of Lucius performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (Teddy Wolff for MPR)
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    Holly Laessig of Lucius performing live at Rock the Garden 2015 (Teddy Wolff for MPR)
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    Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe of Lucius take a selfie in front of Evelyne Axell's "Ice Cream" (1964), the source of Lucius 'Wildewoman' album art, on display at the Walker Art Center's "International Pop" exhibit (MPR / Nate Ryan)

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