Spoon @ Prospect Park 2008 (more by Chris La Putt)

Spoon's new album, Transference, is out January 19th on Merge. The entire album is now streaming at NPR who are also hosting the band at SXSW this year...

- For the third year running, NPR Music will present, broadcast and webcast the opening night showcase of the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference in Austin, TX, when it brings Spoon to headline Stubbs on Wednesday, March 17. The concert will kick off Spoon's U.S. concert tour in support of its forthcoming album

We're still waiting for the entire tour announcement, but their previously mentioned NYC show will be happening at Radio City Music Hall on Friday, March 26th. The openers will be Deerhunter and the Strange Boys. Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 16th at 11am.

The Strange Boys (now with ex-Mika Miko members) have a new album of their own out this February and tour dates in late Feb/early March in the Western US.

Deerhunter doesn't have any other upcoming shows that we know about yet, but Bradford's other project, Atlas Sound, has a show at NYU with Neon Indian, and one at The Bell House with Memory Tapes.

Spoon interviewed their mastering engineer Howie Weinberg about the new album ("It's really different than the last record...it's more rootsy...a little more hip hop...it's got a dirty side to it that I really like," he says). That and a few live videos of the new single, and all dates, are below...

Spoon interviews Howie Weinberg

Spoon - Written in Reverse - @ Orpheum Theatre - December 4 2009

Spoon - Written In Reverse - 9/22/08


Spoon - 2010 Tour Dates
02.14.2010 Glasgow, Scotland King Tuts
02.15.2010 Manchester, UK Academy 3
02.16.2010 London, UK Electric Ballroom
02.18.2010 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
02.19.2010 Cologne, Germany Luxor
02.20.2010 Berlin, Germany Frannz Club
03.17.2010 Austin, TX Stubbs *
03.24.2010 Richmond, VA, The National
03.26.2010 NYC, Radio City Music Hall **
* NPR SXSW shwocase
** w/ The Strange Boys & Deerhunter

Strange Boys - 2010 Tour Dates
Feb 19 - Emo's Inside Austin, Texas
Feb 21 - Padre's Marfa, Texas
Feb 23 - Trunk Space (All Ages) Tucson, Arizona
Feb 24 - Biko Garage Isla Vista, California
Feb 25 - Casbah San Diego, California
Feb 26 - Echo Los Angeles, California
Feb 27 - Elbow Room San Francisco, California
Feb 28 - Rainshadow Community Charter High Theatre Reno, Nevada
Mar 2 - The Space Salem, Oregon
Mar 3 - Northern Olympia, Washington
Mar 4 - Comet Tavern Seattle, Washington
Mar 5 - Media Club Vancouver, British Columbia
Mar 6 - East End Portland, Oregon
Mar 7 - Visual Arts Center Boise, Idaho
Mar 8 - Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 9 - Hi-Dive Denver, Colorado
Mar 10 - Club 156 (Univ of Colorado) Boulder, Colorado
Mar 12 - Bash Riprock's Lubbock, Texas
Mar 16 - Panache Showcase Austin, Texas
Mar 26 - Radio City Music Hall, NY, NY w/ Spoon
Mar 31 - Now That's Class Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 1 - Cactus Club Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Apr 2 - The Bishop Bloomington, Indiana
Apr 4 - Hi-Tone Memphis, Tennessee
Apr 5 - Emo's Outside Austin, Texas

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