Budweiser Stage | previously Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Interpol and Spoon join forces for the Lights, Camera, Factions Tour coming to Budweiser Stage on Friday, August 26th 2022 featuring special guest The Goon Sax, making this a Matador Records triple bill. Interpol has just finished recording their seventh studio album with producers Flood & Moulder at Battery Studio in London and, The Other Side of Make-Believe, is scheduled for release in July. Spoon have just released their latest album, Lucifer on the Sofa, which Rolling Stone called “their best record ever,” while TIME magazine called them “one of the greatest American rock bands of all time.”
Interpol began in New York in 1997, when guitarist Daniel Kessler recruited bassist Carlos Dengler and singer and guitarist Paul Banks to form a band. In 2002, with Sam Fogarino on drums, the band released their first album, Turn On The Bright Lights, which made it to 10th position on NME’s list of 2002’s top releases and Pitchfork named it the year’s number 1 album. With five subsequent high charting records on the Billboard 200, all earning rave reviews across the map from Rolling Stone to TIME, plus performing on late night television shows and playing major festivals like Coachella and Glastonbury, even headlining Mexico’s Corona Capital. The band have just finished recording their latest and seventh studio album, The Other Side of Make-Believe, which is scheduled for release in July.
All the way from Austin, Texas, Spoon is singer and guitarist Britt Daniel, drummer Jim Eno, keyboardist and guitarist Alex Fischel, guitarist and keyboardist Gerardo Larios, and bassist Ben Trokan. Critics have described the band's musical style as ranging from pop to rock, with some experimental rock. Spoon’s tenth album, Lucifer on the Sofa, is the band’s purest rock ’n’ roll record to date. Halfway through the recording process, the pandemic hit. The studio shutdown, but frontman Britt Daniel continued writing. “There are songs I wrote last spring [in 2020] that I wouldn’t have come up with otherwise,” he says. “It was that first-of-its-kind moment.” Lucifer on the Sofa is the sound of that moment, a record of defiant optimism, the sound of a band cracking things open and letting them spill out onstage. At a time fraught with uncertainty, it’s shutting the door on the devil you know and never looking back.