It’s been a steady rise for Brooklyn indie pop band Lucius since the release of their sophomore album Good Grief in 2016.
It was one of my favorite albums of the year, and the duo closed out the year singing backup for Roger Waters — including a career-defining set of performances at the once-in-a-lifetime Desert Trip festival. I remember seeing them at SXSW earlier that year and being blown away by their skills as live performers.
The band dropped a new acoustic record NUDES last week and are touring in support of it, which included three nights at Largo at the Coronet that ended with Monday night’s final show there. The singing duo of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig always match their outfits and wigs and on Monday night they looked straight out of a time capsule from the ’70s.
The band performed a bevy of songs both original and re-interpretations. Their cover of Tame Impala’s heartbreaking ballad “Eventually” somehow sounded even better than their studio cover and the group was later joined by Jackson Browne for the encore as they covered Little Feat’s “Willin'” before performing “Dusty Trails” from Good Grief. Wolfe and Laessig sang a beautiful acapella version of Ilene Woods’ “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” to end the night.
Largo is usually a theatre reserved for comedy, and Lucius brought that element into their show as well, with comedians Pete Holmes (HBO’s Crashing) and Aisha Alfa performing.
Lucius continues their acoustic tour in support of NUDES, with nearly all of the dates sold out. They’ve added a handful of additional West Coast dates in September that are likely their last of 2018. Find the rest of their tour dates below our photo gallery!
Photos by Danielle Gornbein
Lucius North American Tour Dates:
3/7 – Bozeman, MT – The Rialto – SOLD OUT
3/8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Capitol Rotunda – KRCL Presents Amplifying Women’s Voices
3/8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room – SOLD OUT
3/9 – Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s – SOLD OUT
3/10 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre – SOLD OUT
3/12 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
3/13 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall – SOLD OUT
3/15 – Burlington, VT – First Unitarian Church – SOLD OUT
3/16 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
3/17 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre – SOLD OUT
3/18 – Woodstock, NY – Levon Helm Studios – SOLD OUT
3/20 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church – SOLD OUT
3/22 – New York, NY – The Town Hall – SOLD OUT
3/23 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre – SOLD OUT
3/24 – Greensboro, NC – Carolina Theatre
3/25 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre/ Big Ears Festival
9/11 – Portland, OR — Aladdin Theatre
9/12 – Seattle, WA — Moore Theatre
9/14 – Austin, TX — Paramount Theatre
9/15 — Dallas, TX — Texas Theatre
9/18 — Atlanta, GA — Variety Playhouse
9/20 – Richmond, VA – Classic Amphitheater (Supporting Portugal. The Man)
9/22 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Tennis Stadium (Supporting Portugal. The Man