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Semisonic

Daily from June 16-17
8 p.m.
$30
Indie Pop, Pop, Rock

Twin Cities-based Semisonic fans rejoiced last September when the locally bred “Closing Time” hitmakers announced their first concerts in more than four years. Adding even more intrigue to the event, the three-piece is set to perform their 1996 debut, Great Divide, in its entirety. Semisonic — made up of singer/guitarist Dan Wilson, bassist John Munson, and drummer Jacob Slichter — formed in Minneapolis in 1995 under the name Pleasure, and released the first of their three albums for MCA Records the following spring. Neither Great Divide nor any of its singles performed up to the major label’s expectations, but a No. 1 hit was just around the corner with 1998’s “Closing Time.” “[Great Divide] reflects a lot of who we wanted to be as a band — dreamy, groovy, and skronky,” Slichter tells City Pages. Semisonic last played together in 2012, headlining the Current’s Minnesota Music-on-a-Stick concert at the state fair and rocking Our Lady of the Lake’s Blast Block Party in Mound, Minnesota. June 16 show rescheduled from January 7. All original tickets will be honored.