While the 2000s emo and pop-punk kids have the When We Were Young festival, aughts indie rock fans have the Lights, Camera, Factions tour, co-headlined by Spoon and Interpol.
Touring together feels a little like destiny realized for the two bands, given how much their careers have been interconnected over the past 20 years. For example, both their 2002 albums, Kill the Moonlight and Turn on the Bright Lights, and their 2007 records, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga and Our Love to Admire, were released on the same day.
“It’s gonna be pretty killer to be touring with Spoon, who’s just a band that is one of the great bands, period,” Interpol guitarist Daniel Kessler tells ABC Audio. “Britt [Daniel]’s one of the great songwriters, and a good friend. They’re all good friends. We’ve known them … for 20 years, since we put out our first record.”
Spoon drummer Jim Eno hopes that their friendship might lead to an onstage collaboration.
“We’re talking about seeing if we can do anything with those guys as far as a song,” Eno shares. “We’re friends with them, so I imagine there’s gonna be a lot of hanging out and stuff, so hopefully we’ll be able to do something special.”
The Lights, Camera, Factions tour launches Thursday in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Spoon and Interpol will be touring in support of their respective 2022 albums, Lucifer on the Sofa and The Other Side of Make-Believe.
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