October 25, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
After a host of fantastic shows in 2007, Metro caps off the year with one that is sure to be remembered for many years to come. As part of Metro’s 25th anniversary celebrations, Spoon will ring in 2008 on the Metro stage on Monday, December 31, 2007. As the clock strikes midnight, there’s nowhere else music fans will want to be!

Spoon have been together over a decade, with one of the most unusual trajectories of any band in recent memory-and one of the best and most unique songwriters in the world. Austin, TX’s finest indie rock export, Spoon is comprised of four gentlemen: Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Eric Harvey and Rob Pope. Dubbed Spoon in homage to a song by the 1970s German avant-garde band Can, the band released their debut album, Telephono, in 1996 on Merge Records. Early favorable comparisons to the indie rock hybrid styles of Sonic Youth and the Pixies led to relationships and tours with Pavement, Guided By Voices, Silkworm and Archers of Loaf. After a move to Elektra Records for the release of A Series Of Sneaks (1998), Spoon went back to their indie roots and self-released several 7”inch singles and the EP The Agony of Laffitte (1999). Girls Can Tell (2001) was released on Merge and catapulted the band to the top of many critics’ year-end lists. Kill The Moonlight (2002) followed, further cementing the band’s place in the hearts of critics and fans alike. Gimme Fiction (2005) debuted at number 44 on the Billboard charts. The band also contributed to the soundtrack to the movie “Stranger Than Fiction”, and Britt co-authored the score to the film.

Most recently Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007) made a remarkable debut at number 10, and is being hailed as an indie label breakthrough. Building on Spoon's familiar minimal rhythmic piano/guitar vamp popularized on earlier hits, the album also moves through several different stylistic changes from atmospheric sounds to explosive rock to wall of sound horns. The album has been embraced by critics, with raves from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Playboy, Wired, Details, The New Yorker, Time and the New York Times and the band recently appeared on “Saturday Night Live“ on October 6, 2007.

In celebration of Metro’s 25th anniversary and ongoing commitment to independent and emerging artists, Spoon will play on Monday, December 31, 2007. The show starts at 10pm and is 18 & over. Tickets are $76. Tickets are on sale now.

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Monday, December 31:
New Years Eve 2007 with…
SPOON * plus special guests
$76 / 18 & Over / Doors: 9PM / Show: 10PM

All TicketMaster locations
Charge by phone: 312.559.1212
Internet sales www.ticketmaster.com
The Metro Box Office in the Official Metro Store (no service fee)


Metro is one of the country’s most renowned independent concert venues. Established in July 1982, Metro has become a playground for new and developing local artists as well as showcasing the best cutting edge bands from around the globe for twenty-five years. From July 2007 through July 2008, Metro is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a variety of special events. Join the celebration at www.metrochicago.com/25.