Monday, January 11, 2010

Spoon returns with new album, two-night stand at First Avenue

On the eve of the January 19 release of its eagerly anticipated Transference, Spoon has announced the itinerary of its 2010 North American tour. The dates kick off with a March 17 headlining appearance at Stubb's in Austin as part of the annual South by Southwest conference, and include the band's first ever headline engagement at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Transference, the seventh Spoon album and the first produced by the band itself, already has the media salivating in advance notices from THE NEW YORKER to MAXIM and all points in between. The record's release is preceded by first single "Written In Reverse," released earlier this month both digitally and to independent retail as a vinyl 7" featuring non-album B-side "Mean Red Spider." The album, which also includes Spoon neo-classics "Who Makes Your Money," "Is Love Forever?" and "The Mystery Zone," began streaming in its entirety today as an NPR First Listen at

Spoon will commemorate Transference's release with a January 19 appearance on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.

For a full itinerary, see below and check back at for updates.

SPOON North America 2010

17-Mar Stubbs Austin, TX
18-Mar Republic New Orleans, LA
19-Mar Workplay Soundstage Birmingham, AL
20-Mar Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
22-Mar 9:30 Club Washington, DC
23-Mar 9:30 Club Washington, DC
24-Mar The National Richmond, VA
26-Mar Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
27-Mar House of Blues Boston, MA, USA
29-Mar Sound Academy Toronto, ON
30-Mar Royal Oak Music TheatreRoyal Oak, MI
1-Apr Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL
2-Apr First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
3-Apr First Avenue Minneapolis, MN

5-Apr Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
6-Apr Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
7-Apr In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT
9-Apr Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
10-Apr Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
11-Apr Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, BC
13-Apr Fox Theater Oakland, CA

*Deerhunter direct support on all dates.
*New Orleans - Royal Oak w/ The Strange Boys
*Chicago - Oakland w/ Micachu & the Shapes

~Information courtesy Nasty Little Man

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