Spoon share acoustic “Take Away Show” video, playing lots of SXSW shows & other tour dates
photo: Spoon taping for ACL TV in 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Spoon are the focus of La Blogothéque's latest Take Away Show, with Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel performing beautiful acoustic renditions of "I Just Don't Understand" and "Inside Out" from last year's full-length They Want My Soul. The session was shot last October while the artists were visiting Queens' Knockdown Center during the setup for "Debut", which Blogothéque director Derrick Belcham co-designed.
The band have a tour announced for this summer (including Brooklyn's renovated King's Theatre in June), but first they'll be heading back to their spiritual home of Austin for a slew of performances during SXSW. Their first performance is actually going down before the festival's music portion even starts, playing the SXSWi Umbelmania party this Friday, March 13 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. The party also features DJ Chicken George and luchadors, so it'll surely be an interesting time. The party is free with RSVP, admission is first come, first serve.
Britt and company will also be headlining another SXSWi party -- the free Tumblr and Entourage presented Fuck Yeah show at The Mohawk on Monday (3/16). The party hosts a wide variety of support in RAC, Yung Lean & Sad Boys, ASTR, Badbadnotgood, Kali Uchis, Holy Child, Tei Shi and Twin Peaks. No RSVP needed.
Spoon will also be making an appearance at this year's edition of the Hype Machine Hype Hotel as headliners for the Syndicate curated 'Conflict of Interest' show on Tuesday (3/17). The party also features Parlour Tricks, Amason, San Fermin, Milo Greene and Odesza. Check out the rest of the week's massive Hype Hotel presented by Feed the Beat lineup here and RSVP to get into the week's worth of parties.
If you won't get into town until the music festival officially starts, you can catch Spoon at FLOODfest's Wednesday (3/18) night showcase at Cedar Street Courtyard with support from DJ Windows 98 (aka Arcade Fire's Win Butler), Speedy Ortiz, Basecamp, Dotan and Taymir. FLOODfest's night shows are official showcases, so you'll need a badge or wristband to get in.
The band headlines the official SXSW showcase at Auditorium Shores on Thursday night (3/19) with support from Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan and My Jerusalem. The show is free and open to the public provided you secure a Guest Pass, and they're taking badges/wristbands as well.
There's also a listing for an official showcase featuring Spoon on Saturday (3/21) but the venue and other acts aren't yet announced.
All upcoming Spoon dates (SXSW and otherwise) are listed, along with the Take Away performance of "I Just Don't Understand" and "Inside Out" as well as the Fuck Yeah schedule and flyers for FLOODfest, below...
Fuck Yeah 2015 Schedule
9:30 pm Spoon
8:15 pm RAC
7:10 pm Yung Lean & Sad Boys
6:15 pm ASTR
12:00 am badbadnotgood
10:40 pm Kali Uchis
9:20 pm Holy Child
8:00 pm Tei Shi
6:40 pm Twin Peaks
Spoon - 2015 Tour Dates
Mar 13 SXSW - Umbel Party at the Moody Theater Austin, TX
Mar 16 SXSW - Tumblr Party at The Mohawk Austin, TX
Mar 17 SXSW - Hype Hotel Austin, TX
Mar 18 SXSW - Flood Magazine Party at Cedar St. Courtyard Austin, TX
Mar 19 SXSW - Auditorium Shores w/ My Jerusalem, Mac... Austin, TX FREE
May 09 Homegrown Festival Dallas, TX
May 15 Hangout Festival 2015 Gulf Shores, AL
May 16 Hangout Festival 2015 Gulf Shores, AL
May 17 Diamond Ballroom Oklahoma City, OK
May 17 Hangout Festival 2015 Gulf Shores, AL
May 18 Midland Kansas City, MO
May 19 Fargo Theatre Fargo, ND
May 21 The Wilma Theatre Missoula, MT
May 22 Les Schwab Amphitheatre w/ The Decemberists Bend, OR
May 22 Sasquatch Festival 2015 Quincy, WA
May 23 Sasquatch Festival 2015 Quincy, WA
May 24 Malkin Bowl w/ Future Islands Vancouver, Canada
May 24 Sasquatch Festival 2015 Quincy, WA
May 25 Knitting Factory Spokane, WA
May 25 Sasquatch Festival 2015 Quincy, WA
May 27 Red Rocks Ampitheatre w/ The Decemberists Morrison, CO
May 29 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
May 30 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
Jun 01 North Park Theatre San Diego, CA
Jun 11 Bonnaroo 2015 Manchester, TN
Jun 12 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Jun 12 Bonnaroo 2015 Manchester, TN
Jun 13 Madison Theater Covington, KY
Jun 13 Bonnaroo 2015 Manchester, TN
Jun 14 Bonnaroo Manchester, TN
Jun 16 Kings Theatre Brooklyn, NY
Jun 18 House of Blues Boston, MA
Jun 18 Firefly Festival 2015 Dover, DE
Jun 19 State Theater Portland, ME
Jun 19 Firefly Festival 2015 Dover, DE
Jun 20 Firefly Festival 2015 Dover, DE
Jun 21 Firefly Festival 2015 Dover, DE
Jun 22 Virgin Corona Theatre Montreal, Canada
Jun 23 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, Canada
Jun 24 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, Canada
Jul 17 Eaux Claires 2015 Eau Claire, WI
Jul 18 Eaux Claires 2015 Eau Claire, WI
Sep 18 Kaaboo Festival Del Mar, CA
Sep 19 Kaaboo Festival Del Mar, CA
Sep 20 Kaaboo Festival Del Mar, CA