Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros played to a sold-out Cabooze Outdoor Plaza in Minneapolis last night, May 25th.
They had a short set, starting with "Let's Go". Lots of dancing and they had some Magnetic Zeros on as guest players (drummer came on for a few songs, including "Coattails", and the piano player came on for "Can't See The Stars").
As for Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, they came on stage with "40 Day Dream". I thought I counted 12 band members, which is a pretty large group. They did all the hits you would expect them to do, from the new one "Man On Fire" (this one got a great response from the crowd) to an extended version of "Home" (which they ended their set with).
I thought their new song, "If You Wanna" got the crowd moving, even though most of the audience have never heard it. Singer Alex Ebert explained that this is one of many songs they have written but have never recorded.
Highlight for me was whenever Ebert would interact with the audience. He knows how to work a crowd, he's always trying to invade the audience and get a chance to dance with his fans… and the audience loves it.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are wrapping up their US tour in a few days. They are touring in support of their new album, Here, which is coming out May 29, 2012, via Vagrant Records and Rough Trade Records.