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Spoon - "Back To The Life / Live From Los Angeles" Livestream

Tonight, Spoon will perform a sold out surprise show at the Teragram in Los Angeles. Following their show at the Hollywood Bowl with St. Vincent last Friday night, the instant sell-out marks Spoon’s first club show in Los Angeles in many years. Wanting to give fans who couldn’t get a ticket - both in Los Angeles and around the world - a chance to see this special event, Spoon are presenting the live concert event “Back to Life // Live From Los Angeles” on October 28 and 29 via the social live media platform Moment House. Tickets are onsale now for $15 and are available here and will feature exclusive merch bundles available with purchase. The concert will air on October 28 at 6pm PT in North and South America. In Asia, Australia and New Zealand it airs at 6pm JST on October 29 and in Europe, the UK and Africa at 6pm BST on the 29th.

Spoon’s set will cull from their entire catalog but they will also be debuting some brand new songs from the Austin recording sessions the band undertook over the last couple of years, of which Britt Daniel told Rolling Stone drew from the strength of the band’s live show ““My thought was to take that energy and make a record with it.”

Spoon on tour :
Sunday, October 17 Higher Ground, Burlington VT *
Monday, October 18 State Theatre, Portland ME *
Tuesday, October 19 The Chance Theater, Poughkeepsie NY *
Thursday, October 21 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester NY *
Saturday, October 23 Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY *
Sunday, October 24 White Eagle Hall, Jersey City NJ *
January 17-22, 2022 Wilco's Sky Blue Sky 2022, Riviera Maya MX

Spoon Online

Official Site

September 19 : Perfume Genius - Live From The Palace Theatre

(photo : Nacho DelaGarza )

On Saturday, September 19 Perfume Genius (Mike Hadreas) will appear live from The Palace Theater in downtown Los Angeles.  The show starts at 12pm PST and the stream will be available through Sunday, September 20 at midnight, PST.   Perfume Genius will be joined by a 6 piece band as well as a string quartet and the set will include music off his recently released album 'Set My Heart On Fire Immediately'.  Tickets are on-sale today, September 4 and are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event.  For an additional $5, viewers will have the opportunity to watch a special intimate, acoustic solo encore.  Further items also being made available include a limited edition t-shirt and long sleeve, autographed limited-edition posters, 'Set My Heart on Fire Immediatel' vinyl, and the ability to pre-order Perfume Genius’ forthcoming book, the companion to the album (set for release in December).  Featuring iconic portraits of the artist from celebrated French photographer Camille Vivier, this limited edition monograph will reveal the unseen procedures beneath the music, vivid conjurings that became songs, and tactile byproducts from exercises in world-building. Tickets and all merchandise information is here:

stream / purchase 'Set My Heart On Fire Immediately'

Perfume Genius Online

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