Photos and Article by Will Oliver

Interpol and Spoon (who played an intimate show at Baby’s All Right two days prior) kicked off their duel tour together in Asbury Park last week, setting sail with a performance outside at The Stone Pony’s Summer Stage.

Both bands released new albums this year via Matador Records (Interpol with The Other Side of Make-Believe, Spoon with Lucifer on the Sofa) and are perfect pairings to tour together as they are both some of the longest-tenured bands on the indie rock circuit for the better part of two decades.


Spoon kicked things off with a setlist that featured a mix of cuts from Lucifer on the Sofa, along with the expected favorites that managed to find a way to satisfy fans seeking some older cuts with those expected fan favorites such as “The Underdog.” Britt Daniel and co ripped through the set with authority, reminding why they’re one of the best bands working in America.


Just in time for nightfall, it was time for Interpol, who didn’t need much scene-setting to create their trademark atmosphere and moody sonic vision. They opened the set in extremely strong fashion with “Untitled” and “Narc”, also finding that perfect balance of classics and new offerings, threading that needle with expert precision. It’s sobering to think that it’s been two full decades since the release of their classic debut album Turn On the Bright Lights but the fact that the band opted to stick to their guns and perform most of their new record was a bold vote of confidence in their new music. Plus we did just get that 15th Anniversary tour not too long ago.

Find a full set of photos from both performances posted in the gallery below, along with the setlist.



Spoon setlist:

  1. Held (Smog cover)
  2. The Fitted Shirt
  3. Wild
  4. My Mathematical Mind
  5. Do I Have to Talk You Into It
  6. The Way We Get By
  7. The Underdog
  8. My Babe
  9. I Summon You
  10. Got Nuffin
  11. Isolation (John Lennon cover)
  12. The Hardest Cut
  13. Inside Out
  14. I Turn My Camera On
  15. Don’t You Ever (The Natural History cover)
  16. Do You
  17. Jonathon Fisk
  18. Rent I Pay

Interpol setlist:

  1. Untitled
  2. Narc
  3. Fables
  4. Evil
  5. Pioneer to the Falls
  6. Toni
  7. Something Changed
  8. Obstacle 1
  9. Gran Hotel
  10. All the Rage Back Home
  11. Rest My Chemistry
  12. Into the Night
  13. The New
  14. The Rover
  15. Slow Hands

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