Musical mavericks Sparks, Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael, have released their new studio album Hippopotamus and have announced the first European dates of The Hippopotamus Tour.
Recorded in Los Angeles, Hippopotamus sees them take the pop form, shake it up, and create an album that is adventurous, fresh and idiosyncratically Sparks. Described as “the smartest, most consistently evolving band in the history of rock”, and internationally acclaimed as pop pioneers, Sparks’ music has always been innovative and instantly identifiable. The title track, first played on BBC Radio 6 Music, was released as a single at midnight Friday 24th March after the band performed it, as well as three other songs from the album, in their set at the 6 Music Festival in Glasgow.
TOUR DATES 2017
|Wed 20th||Queens Hall Edinburgh|
|Fri 22nd||O2 Ritz Manchester|
|Sat 23rd||Rock City Nottingham|
|Sun 24th||O2 Institute 1 Birmingham|
|Tue 26th||O2 Academy Bristol|
|Wed 27th||O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London|
Tickets are now on sale