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“Hot Thoughts finds Spoon at the peak of their considerable powers …cementing their place in the firmament of undeniably great rock bands.”-UNCUT

“Spoon never fails to hit its mark – delivered forcefully, and with hooks for days.”-NPR

“the title track from their ninth album… rises and falls like an orchestral disco opus, with singer Britt Daniel first unleashing a mechanized croon over a simple beat and trembling strings that bursts with a flourish of guitars. ‘Hot Thoughts’ grows vibrant with each peak and closes with Daniel wailing over a euphoric vamp.”-ROLLING STONE

If the new Spoon single “Can I Sit Next To You” feels eerily familiar, like something that’s been playing in the background of your life for the last few months, there’s actually a good chance it has: For the last few months, a campaign of subliminal placements of “Can I Sit Next To You” has seen the unreleased, unidentifiable track being played at various clubs and venues, as American Airlines boarding music, even by the house bands of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live. The mystery is solved today, as the song has been revealed and released as the second single from Spoon’s upcoming ninth album Hot Thoughts, out March 17 on Matador Records.

“Can I Sit Next To You” follows on the album’s first single and title track-and its mystical Aura Reader –with a sleek, steady-paced groove, as eerie bits of synth skitter around the chorus. “Can I Sit Next To You” is available now at http://smarturl.it/Stream_Can_I_Sit.

To accompany the new single, Spoon has unveiled a new video, directed by Marcel Dzama, the acclaimed contemporary artist whose previous musical collaborators have included the likes of Beck and Bob Dylan, not to mention last year’s costume and stage design for the New York City Ballet’s The Most Incredible Thing. The “Can I Sit Next To You” video can be seen here.

Spoon has added several dates to the recently announced world tour that kicks off February 27 with an intimate one-off at London’s legendary 100 Club and includes a marquee date at the Hollywood Bowl. After a pair of dates in Australia during the week of the album release, Spoon will be bringing Hot Thoughts to the South with stops in Tampa, Orlando, Charleston, Raleigh and more, marking the beginning of a busy year of touring for the band. Pre-sales for the new dates (in bold below) begin February 22 at local time, with tickets going on sale to the general public on February 24 at 10am local time.

Don’t forget-for those heading to SXSW, be sure to catch the band’s three-night release week SXSW residency at “The Main”, where Spoon will be curating an individual line up each night March 14-16. See below for a full list of dates and keep up with Spoon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and of course spoontheband.com.

Live 2017
New dates in bold

2/27/17 – London, UK – 100 Club
3/06/17 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory – http://bit.ly/2lieyhC
3/14/17 – Austin, TX – SXSW @ The Main (SXSW Residency)
3/15/17 – Austin, TX – SXSW @ The Main (SXSW Residency)
3/16/17 – Austin, TX – SXSW @ The Main (SXSW Residency)
3/23/17 – Sydney, AU – Metro Theatre – http://frntr.co/SpoonSyd
3/25/17 – Melbourne, AU – Croxton Bandroom – http://frntr.co/SpoonMelb
4/27/17 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen – http://bit.ly/2mgxTfB
4/28/17 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric –  http://bit.ly/2m6qd01
4/29/17 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater – http://bit.ly/2lFt2I3
5/1/17 – Tampa, FL – Ritz Ybor – http://bit.ly/2kTcvvX
5/2/17 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues – http://bit.ly/2m2zsBT
5/3/17 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre – http://ticketf.ly/2m2szQI
5/5/17 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm – http://ticketf.ly/2lgEx81
5/7/17 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz – http://bit.ly/2mguuxt
5/9/17 – Knoxville, TN – Mill and Mine – http://bit.ly/2m6uYXn
5/11/17 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall – http://bit.ly/2kGbewQ
6/17/17 – Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg
6/18/17 – Mannheim, GER – Maifeld Derby Festival
6/19/17 – Munich, GER – Technikum

6/27/17 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla – http://bit.ly/2m6ttIM
6/28/17 – Glasgow, UK – The Arts School – http://bit.ly/2lAT0fuhttp://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Spoon-tickets/artist/772074?tm_link=artist_artistvenue_module
6/30/17 – London, UK – O2 Forum – http://bit.ly/2m6ttIM
7/07/17 – Madrid, ES – Mad Cool Festival – http://bit.ly/2ghbMEs
7/08/17 – Lisbon, Portugal – NOS Alive – http://bit.ly/296JlWw
7/14-16/17 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival – http://bit.ly/OXaejV
7/15-16/17 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Festival – http://bit.ly/1EEK3AD
7/28/17 – New York, NY – Panorama Festival – http://bit.ly/1QJ4uC3
7/30/17 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavillion** – http://ticketf.ly/2lgugbD
8/06/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl*
8/8/14 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up – http://fgtix.to/2mgLJOO
8/9/14 — Bellevue, CO – Mishwaka Amphitheater – http://bit.ly/2kT5nPY

** with Belle and Sebastian & Andrew Bird
* with Belle and Sebastian