LIVE: The Lumineers

The Lumineers ho-hey'd their way through SDSU's Open Air Theatre on May 27. Soak and Sleepwalkers opened the show.

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The Lumineers headlined SDSU’s Open Air Theatre on Friday, May 27, 2016.
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It was the band’s first show back in San Diego since 2013.
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Soak, the stage name of an Irish singer/songwriter named Bridie Monds-Watson, helped open the show.
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Sleepwalkers -- a psychedelic/pop-rock band out of Richmond, Virginia – also opened.
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The Lumineers hail from Denver, Colorado and got together in 2002. They play a popular form of folk/indie-rock in the same vein as Mumford & Sons or Of Monsters and Men.
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The two founding members and songwriters are Wesley Schultz (lead vocals and guitar, pictured left), and Jeremiah Fraites (drums/percussion).
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When Jeremiah’s brother Josh (also Wesley’s best friend) passed away from a drug overdose in 2002, the two musicians began writing and performing together as a way to cope with their loss.
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Cellist and vocalist Neyla Pekarek joined the band in 2010, after responding to a Craigslist advertisement.
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The band’s name came about due to an error, according to Schultz.
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“We were playing a small club in Jersey City, NJ, and there was a band out there at the time called Lumineers who were slotted for the same time, same day, the next week” …
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“The person running the show that night mistakenly announced us as the Lumineers.”
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The band’s big single, “Ho Hey,” hit No. 1 at commercial Triple A radio on June 30, 2012, and maintained that position for eight weeks.
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"Ho Hey" would also reach No. 1 on Billboard's Rock Airplay, Hot Rock Songs, Alternative Songs, Rock Digital Songs, Alternative Digital Songs, Heatseekers Songs, Adult Pop Songs, and Adult Contemporary Songs charts.
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On December 5, 2012, the Lumineers were nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album.
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They released their second studio album, “Cleopatra,” on April 8, 2016.
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The band kicked off their show with “Sleep on the Floor,” followed by “Ophelia,” “Flowers In Your Hair,” “Ho Hey,” “Cleopatra”…
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… “Classy Girls,” “Dead Sea,” “Charlie Boy,” “Elouise,” “Ain’t Nobody’s Problem” (a Sawmill Joe cover), “Subterranean Homesick Blues” (a Bob Dylan cover)…
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… “Slow It Down,” “Gun Song,” “Angela,” “Big Parade,” and “My Eyes.”
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The band then came out for their three-song encore, which consisted of “Submarines,” “Flapper Girl” and “Stubborn Love.”
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Soak was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1996.
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Her music has been described as “a vivid portrait of teenage deep-thinking” by the Guardian.
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She released her debut studio album, “Before We Forgot How to Dream,” in May 2015.
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Sleepwalkers released their debut full-length album, “Greenwood Shade,” on July 11, 2014.
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Sleepwalkers performed at SDSU's Open Air Theatre on May 27, 2016.
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Sleepwalkers performed at SDSU's Open Air Theatre on May 27, 2016.
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