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Originally scheduled to appear at the grand re-opening of the 400 Bar, now located at the Mall of America, the show was moved to its neighboring space, the Midwest Music Museum. The museum is currently displaying Bob Bonis' photographs of the Beatles in America, and Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden's stage was set up in the main lobby of "Beatles in Minnesota" showcasing photographs of the Beatles' only appearance in Minneapolis in 1965.
Kate Tucker at Cedar Door, Austin (19 Mar 2009)
I love their album and was excited to finally see her live along with Meiko and Ed Harcourt at SXSW in 2009. Although it was just her as a solo artist, she also debut her latest project The Honeydove that year.
Anyway, about last year, the band launched a successful Kickstarter to raise money to release The Shape The Color The Feel on vinyl and also fund various video projects. Needless to say, now that the album is out, they're touring in support of it, and as expected, most of the songs on their set were taken from the new album.
Whenever I see bands play at libraries or art galleries, it's a weird vibe. You are so trained on trying to be quiet, but this was a rock show!
As for the new songs, they sounded pretty good live. The band seems really well-rehearsed with the Minneapolis date being one of their very first gigs in their 30+ tour dates this year.
Again, Tucker mentioned that playing in a photo gallery was quite a unique experience for them, adding, "You can't hide behind the lights or through the haze of liquor..."
Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden are currently on tour in support of The Shape The Color The Feel. The Beatles exhibit runs through September 7th.
Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden at the Midwest Music Museum, Minneapolis (28 Jul 2014)