Spoon 2017 Tour Dates – Spoon’s New Album, ‘Hot Thoughts’

On Friday (March 17, 2017), indie band Spoon released their ninth studio album, Hot Thoughts, via Matador Records.  The album marks a return to the record label, after releasing their 1996 debut, Telephono, through Matador (later re-released as a two-disc set along with the Soft Effects EP in 2006 via Merge Records). The album also marks the first time since 2002’s Kill the Moonlight to not feature multi-instrumentalist Eric Harvey, who left the band following their 2014 tour.

Hot Thoughts is the bravest, most sonically inventive work of Spoon’s career. With all due respect to earlier efforts that have made the quintet both critically acclaimed and a commercial contender, preconceptions about this band are about to be obliterated. That’s not to say Hot Thoughts doesn’t have a requisite supply of infectious earworms but there’s a lyrical bent that’s as carnal as it’s crafty, and a newfound sense of sonic exploration that results in the genresmasher Spoon have flirted with in the past but not fully consummated.”

Hot Thoughts was co-produced by Dave Fridman (Phantom Planet, Weezer, MGMT).  Available at iTunes & Amazon.

With a heady blend of precision punk and serpentine classic rock (the band has drawn comparisons to everyone from the Pixies and Sonic Youth to Elvis Costello and Tom Petty), enigmatic, Texas-based indie pop outfit Spoon went from underground press darlings to one of the genre’s premiere commercially and critically acclaimed alternative rock acts. Formed in Austin by singer/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno, Spoon released its debut EP, Nefarious, on the small Texas imprint Fluffer Records in 1994, eventually re-recording three of the songs for its 1996 full-length debut, Telephono, for Matador.

Spoon 2017 Tour Dates

06 – Asheville, N.C. *

18 – Charlotte, N.C. ^
19 – Charlottesville, Va. ^
21 – Boston, Mass.
22 – Portland, Maine ^
23 – Montreal, Quebec ^
25 – Toronto, Ontario #
26 – Pittsburgh, Pa. ^

01 – Detroit, Mich. #
19 – New Orleans, La.
20 – Jacksonville, Fla.
22 – Savannah, Ga.
23 – Columbia, S.C.
28 – Spokane, Wash.
30 – Edmonton, Alberta
31 – Calgary, Alberta

02 – Vancouver, British Columbia
05 – Boise, Idaho
06 – Salt Lake City, Utah
08 – Omaha, Neb.
10 – Kansas City, Mo.
13 – Milwaukee, Wis.
14 – Madison, Wis.
15 – Saint Paul, Minn.

(* = With Tennis)
(^ = With The New Pornographers)
(# = With Cherry Glazerr)

More Dates Added

Sep 16 Palace Theater
w/ Twin Peaks
St Paul, MN

Sep 30 Greek Theatre
w/ The Shins
Berkeley, CA

Oct 01 San Diego Open Air
w/ The Shins
San Diego, CA

Oct 03 Comerica
w/ The Shins
Phoenix, AZ

Oct 05 Red Rocks
w/ The Shins
Morrison, CO

Oct 06 Austin City Limits Music Festival (Oct. 6-8) Austin, TX
Oct 13 Austin City Limits Music Festival (Oct. 13-15) Austin, TX

Oct 17 House of Blues
w/ Mondo Cozmo
New Orleans, LA

Oct 20 Music Farm
w/ Mondo Cozmo
Columbia, SC

Oct 21 Mavericks
w/ Mondo Cozmo
Jacksonville, FL

Nov 02 Orangerie at Botanique Brussels, Belgium

Nov 06 Concorde 2 Brighton, United Kingdom

Nov 07 Invisible Wind Factory Liverpool, United Kingdom

Nov 09 The Junction Cambridge, United Kingdom

Nov 11 Kaserne Basel, Switzerland

Nov 12 Santeria Social Club Milano, Italy

Nov 14 Sala Apolo Barcelona, Spain

Nov 15 La Riviera Madrid, Spain

Nov 16 Porto Coliseum Porto, Portugal

Nov 17 Coliseu dos Recreios Lisbon, Portugal