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Two for the Road: Spoon’s Jim Eno and His Hand-Picked Tourmate Margaret Glaspy Talk Returning to the Road

The Spoon drummer knew exactly whom he wanted to open for the band's upcoming tour

Spoon (photo by Oliver Halfin) and Margaret Glaspy, photo by Josh Goleman
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    Two for the Road is an artist-on-artist interview series in which we pair two tourmates to discuss life on the road. In the latest installment of the series, Spoon drummer Jim Eno and indie folk artist Margaret Glaspy discuss returning to the road.


    Spoon are nothing if not consistent. Their records never fail to impress, and their live show is a guaranteed great time. So it’s perhaps not terribly surprising that their latest LP, Lucifer on the Sofa, is widely being hailed as one of their best, and fans are as hyped as ever to see the Austin rockers returning to the road. The only question, really, was who would be supporting them on the accompanying tour.

    Well, Spoon drummer Jim Eno knew the answer right away: Margaret Glaspy. Their joint tour is underway now, and you can get tickets to their upcoming dates here.

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    Having been a fan of the New York indie folk artist’s 2016 album, Emotions and Math, Eno had long wanted to work with Glaspy. Glaspy, in turn, had a long held appreciation for how spoon are, in her words “totally the essence” of the rock originality. The two projects may not sound like sonic siblings, but Glaspy notes they have “similar mindsets” when it comes to approaching “really performative” music built for guitars, bass, and drums.

    So when it came time to book their Lucifer on the Sofa supporting tour, Eno knew Glaspy would make a perfect opener. (As would former Artist of the Month honorees Geese, who are playing with Spoon during the band’s May tour leg.) What’s more, Glaspy was one of those artist’s who had unfortunately timed their latest album’s release (the fantastic Devotion) to March 2020 — right when it became impossible to tour behind it.

    Now, however, the time has come for both Spoon and Glaspy to put rubber to road once again. Before they headed out together, Glaspy and Eno got together on a Zoom call for our latest edition of Two for the Road. Together, they chat about finally getting in front of crowds again, what they plan to do between shows, and more. Glaspy even teases a new album in the works, while Eno discusses his work with female and nonbinary producers in Project Traction.

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    Watch the interview above, find their complete tour itineraries below. Spoon is also set for a co-headlining trek with Interpol this summer. Tickets to all Spoon’s upcoming shows can be found here, while you can get tickets to Glaspy’s gigs here.

    Trouble viewing the video above? Watch on YouTube.

    Spoon 2022 Tour Dates:
    04/08 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall #
    04/09 – Richmond, VA – The National #
    04/11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
    04/12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
    04/15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore #
    04/16 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom #
    04/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit #
    04/19 – Chicago, Il – The Riviera Theatre #
    04/21 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre #
    04/22 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre #
    04/23 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave #
    04/25 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note #
    04/27 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine #
    04/28 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
    04/29 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
    05/24 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom *
    05/25 – Salt Lake City, UT- The Complex *
    05/27 – Napa, CA – BottleRock
    05/31 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up *
    06/02 – Los Angeles, CA – Palladium *
    06/03 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre *
    06/04 – Phoenix, AZ -The Van Buren *
    08/25– Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage ^
    08/26 — Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage ~
    08/27 ­– Portland, ME @ Thompson’s Point ^
    08/28 — Providence, RI @ Bold Point Pavilion ^
    08/30 — Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live! Outdoor ^
    09/01 ­­– Cincinnati, OH @ Andrew J. Brady Music Center ^
    09/03 — Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit ^
    09/04 — Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
    09/06 ­– Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors ^
    09/08 ­– Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River Park ^
    09/09 ­– St. Louis, MO @ Stifel Theatre ^
    09/10 — Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion ^
    09/13 — Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas ^
    09/14 — Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre ^
    09/16 — Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre ^
    09/17 — Portland, OR @ Pioneer Courthouse Square ^
    09/18 — Portland, OR @ Pioneer Courthouse Square ^

    # = w/ Margaret Glaspy
    * = w/ Geese
    ^ = w/ Interpol
    ~ = w/ Interpol and Metric

    Margaret Glaspy 2022 Tour Dates:
    04/08 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall #
    04/09 – Richmond, VA – The National #
    04/10 – Charleston WV @ NPR Mountain Stage *
    04/11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
    04/12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
    04/15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore #
    04/16 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom #
    04/18 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit #
    04/19 – Chicago, Il – The Riviera Theatre #
    04/21 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre #
    04/22 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre #
    04/23 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave #
    04/25 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note #
    04/27 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine #
    04/28 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater #
    05/07 – Roanoke, VA @ Fostek Hall at Jefferson Center
    05/19 – Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios ^
    05/22 – Guadalajara, MX @ Corona Capital Festival

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    # = w/ Spoon
    * = w/ Kat Edmonson, River Whyless, Lakou Mizik, and Neal Francis
    ^ = w/ No-No Boy

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