Texas based Spoon’s current tour brings them to the Palace Theater on April 21 and 22. There are still a few tickets remaining for the Thursday, April 21 show. April 22 is currently SOLD OUT. Please check back shortly before the show to see if any more tickets are released or what may be available from re-sellers. Tickets and details can be found HERE.
In support of their tenth album, Spoon is one of those ever evolving rock bands that are always high on the list of rock and roll literati. They’ve earned it. How many bands have continued to growth through that many releases, let alone remain relevant? 80s alternative rockers Spoon have been gathering fans for 35 years. And the new release proves they’ll continue to do that.
Lucifer On The Sofa is a Covid album. Like many working artists, Spoon found all their best laid plans disrupted. At the same time, that break gave frontman Brit Daniel and the band some freedom and a new outlook. Sometimes a break from the routine provides new perspective. Often it brings a band closer to the source.
So the band reconvened in Austin to record; the first time they’d done that in a decade. The sound is a return to the spirit of rock and roll. It is harder and leaner. The kind of sound that often comes from a band familiar with each other who sit in someone’s basement studio jamming until they’ve got it just right. While the shut down undoubtedly hurt a lot of artists, there is little doubt that it also gave a number of bands the chance to take a step back and consciously evolve and incorporate some new ideas. Lucifer is an example of a silver lining.
Touring with Spoon is singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy who exploded into our public consciousness back in 2016 with her debut Emotions and Math. The album brought her quite quickly form the 7th Street Entry to major stages and late night TV. A 2018 EP kept the momentum going. There is no question she is a Twin Cities favorite as she became a Mainroom headliner in 2018. Her follow up in 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Adding Glaspy to the Spoon bill makes for a high class night of music in St. Paul. It’s going to be a tough ticket.