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Spoon Schedule: Summer Shows and Festivals

Spoon is an American rock-n-roll band that formed during the early 1990s in Austin, Texas that evolved through experimentation with its sounds in and out of the studio. Considering the experimental nature of Spoon, it is not surprising the band took its name to pay homage to a German avant-garde band with a hit song called "Spoon" that was the theme song to the 1985 film Jagged Edge (Das Messer). Spoon is definitely a live show that one does not want to miss and they are playing a number of shows and festivals across the United States this summer after the completion of a new album. After time spent in the studios, Spoon is no doubt ready to hit the road to play live shows to their current and up-and-coming fans. Spoon is a band that keeps getting better and better as each album is released. Let StubHub help you be the knife that "runs away" with Spoon. Well, at least we can do is help you buy your tickets to see Spoon at a venue near you.


Live Show Experience: "It's the Way We Get By"

Everyone loves seeing a rock-n-roll band played live, but what is even better about Spoon live on stage is they are just as avant-garde as the band that inspired their name. Watching musicians who are not restricted to the traditional confines of indie rock. Before one knows it the intentional unintentionally fashion-forward crowd is bobbing up and down and dancing to the beats of Eno and Spoon's musical experimenting and integration of rock, dance, pop, soul and even dub in creative ways. At a live show, it is possible to find oneself innovating new dance moves to "Paper Tiger" or one of the new hits off of Spoon's new album dropping in 2014. After all, Spoon "will never hold you back or force its will." In many ways, that perfectly captures the experience at a live Spoon show; it's like a Paper Tiger. The music will take you to magical places without overpowering you.


About Spoon: "Written in Reverse"

Spoon's consists of Britt Daniel (vocals and guitar), Jim Eno (drums), Rob Pope (bass guitar, guitar, keyboards and backup vocals) and Eric Harvey (keyboard, guitar, percussion and backup vocals). Audience members may recognize members from other projects. Britt Daniel is also the co-founder of the band Divine Fits and Rob Pope a former member of the Get Up Kids. In 1994, Spoon released its first album on vinyl. At the time, only Daniel and Eno were members of the group. When the band signed with Matador Records, an independent record label started by Chris Lombardi, in 1995, the band was able to release a full-length album within one year. While it was initially given mixed reviews with references to audiences' favorites like Pixies and Wire, the critic's efforts to pigeon-holed by its influences, Spoon from continued to gain momentum. The second EP was released and found even more success than the first. Spoon eventually left Matador for Elektra Records, which is owned by Warner Music Group, and was shortly dropped from the label. Spoon later signed with Merge Records, an indie rock label, which led to significant commercial success for the band. Spoon is set to release the summer of 2014.


Merge Records and Spoon Breakthrough

It was after joining Merge Records that they started to hit the Billboard 200. It was since the release of Kill the Moonlight in 2002, that Spoon has been on numerous talk shows: Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien (and even The Tonight Show with Conan), Saturday Night Live and more. Since the songs of Spoon continue to find placements on television and the soundtracks of movies, signing with Merge Records seems to have been the golden ticket to commercial success. Merge Records was founded by Laura Balance and Mac McCaughan from Superchunk in 1989 and celebrates its 25th birthday in 2014. Spoon shares its spot on this label with Arcade Fire, Caribou, Neutral Milk Hotel and The Mountain Goats.


Trivia: Spoon on Shameless (USA Version)

When Spoon was dropped from Elektra Records, they satirically wrote a two-song single, "The Agony of Laffitte." It also included the song "Laffitte Don't Fail Me now." The songs were allegedly references to there experience in the music business in particular with their guy at Elektra Records. It just so happens that he was named Ron Laffitte. As the story goes, Laffitte left the label shortly after the album release was less successful than anticipated. Laffitte's departure quickly led to Spoon getting dropped from the label. Nevertheless, neither Laffitte nor Elektra could stop Spoon, as there commercial success was after they signed with Merge Records. It is suggested that the band's song placement of "The Way We Get By" in the film Stranger than Fiction and on the television shows O.C. and Shameless (American version) helped in gaining popularity.

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