Apparently, the members of Spoon have never heard the fashion tip about not wearing white after Labor Day. On Tuesday, the band walked onto the Lincoln Theatre stage for the first of three sold-out nights dressed in all white, with a set of big, blank panels behind them.
Given the band’s fresh start after a three-year hiatus (and the recent addition of a fifth member), the all-white ensemble suggested that Spoon has been reborn as a blank slate.
Like the lights that bathed the stage in a variety of hues, the band spent the evening effortlessly alternating among musical styles.
Yet no matter the song or the lighting, it always sounded distinctly Spoon-y, with Jim Eno’s pounding drums and Britt Daniel’s ragged snarl leading the way.
Over 95 minutes in a muggy Lincoln Theatre, Spoon put its discography on shuffle, hitting on 23 songs from seven of its eight albums — including six tracks from the excellent new record “They Want My Soul.”
Not that the band forgot its past — though Daniel did forget some lyrics to 2001’s “Everything Hits at Once” during the encore, which he addressed with a knowing smirk.
At least he gets the chance for a do-over on Thursday.
Spoon returns to a sold-out Lincoln Theatre on Thursday.