Spoon played the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday night as part of their Lucifer on the Sofa tour which goes with the release of their latest album of that name.
Next year will be the band’s 30th anniversary. The band consists of original members Britt Daniel (Lead Vocals/ Guitar) and Jim Eno (Drums), Alex Fischel who’s been the keyboardists since 2013, and newest members Gerardo Larios (Guitar), and Ben Trokan (Bass). Since 1996, Spoon has released 10 albums, six charted and two had made the top five.
Spoon has also had five number one singles. Lucifer on the Sofa was about to be finished early 2020 and like countless other bands the Covid-19 pandemic put a hold on the album. The release date was pushed to 2021 and ultimately was released this past February, however in March of 2021 they released covers of Tom Petty’s “Breakdown” and “A Face in the Crowd.”
After a set from Geese, Spoon played a total of 21 songs, five of which were in the encore. Spoon opened with Smog’s “Held” which is the first song on the new album followed by “The Devil & Mr. Jones” also from the new album and song three was a number one “Don’t You Evah.” The set also included number one hits “My Babe,” and “Got Nuffin,” with two more in the encore “The Hardest Cut” and “Do You.” The encore started with a cover of John Lennon’s “Isolation” and ended with “Rent I Pay.”
Words and photos by Alex Kluft