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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

2008's First Must See Indie Rock Road Show

HOT NEW TOUR: SPOON & the WALKMEN

It's been a tremendous 500 days for Austin indie kings Spoon . The band topped many a "Best of" list for 2007. For most, it was ironically - Spoon's indie rock anthem "The Underdog" that put them on top of the indie world. Having just see them play a show here in Boston with Cold War Kids; (Spoon was supported by the New York horns). (My thoughts: Spoon was very, very good and the Cold War Kids were fucking incredible!)

Spoon has been on the road - touring extensively since 2001. Based on what I've seen and how dedicated the band is to impressing audience - All I can say is the new tour with The Walkmen is going to be hot! This April brings the first must-see tour of the year. Too bad it's so short!


Brit Daniel and Spoon - Running the Road in 2008

THE "Don't You Evah" EP: - The News about the new tour comes days before Spoon will release some pretty damn cool re-inventions of the "Don't You Evah" single from the "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga album." The EP hits stores shelves on April 8.

EP tracklist
Don't you Evah (album version)
All I Got Is Me
Don't You Evah (Ted Leo's I Want It Hotter Remix)
Don't You Evah (Diplo Mix)
Don't You Evah (Matthew Dear Mix)
Don't You Evah (DJ Amaze Mix)
Don't You Evah (Doc Delay Fixerupper Mix)
Don't You Ever (The Natural History version)


And then there's tour partners The Walkmen. This group is incredible and extremely under exposed based on their talent. It's hard to imagine, but this band can perform almost any song, any style. I have never seen them live but I have heard many a live recording. I would love to catch this tour.


SPOON/WALKMEN APRIL DATES
APR 2 - Kansas City, KS - Uptown
APR 4 - Chicago, IL - the Vic Theatre
APR 5 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
APR 6 - Detroit, MI - Emerald Theater
APR 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall
APR 9 - NYC, NY - Terminal 5 *
(*Spoon with White Rabbits - No Walkmen)
APR 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
APR 12 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
APR 14 - Atlanta, GA - Centerstage
APR 16 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
(Sorry Boston, no appearances)

More individual dates for both artists
Check their Myspace pages

Spoon: Web / Myspace
The Walkmen: Web / Myspace

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