Pop veterans Sparks add Bexhill date to rescheduled European tour

Sparks - Photo by Anna WebberSparks - Photo by Anna Webber
Sparks - Photo by Anna Webber
Sparks’ European tour, which was due to take place this autumn, has been rescheduled to take place in May and June 2021.

The band has also added a show at Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion on May 28.

Tickets for the De La Warr Pavilion show in Bexhill will go on general sale at 10am on Friday, August 14.

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Russell and Ron Mael said: “We have been eagerly looking forward to the live shows and especially playing the new album, but with everyone’s health and safety being the priority in this new and unpredictable era, we’ve rescheduled the tour for May and June of next year. We are sure you all are understanding of this necessary decision. We look forward to seeing everyone on tour in May and June 2021.”

The band’s 24th studio album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip was released digitally on May 15. On its physical release in July the album entered the official UK charts at number seven.

Replicating the success of their 2017 album Hippopotamus, A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip became the band’s second UK top ten album since 1974,when Kimono My House and Propaganda reached number four and nine respectively.

Sparks recently released the video for The Existential Threat. Animated by Cyriak, views of the mind-bending video have already passed 1.8 million views.

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This next year should also see the premiere of the musical Annette, the first English language film from ground-breaking French director Leos Carax (Holy Motors, Pola X), written by Ron and Russell Mael and starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard. In addition, director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver) is putting the finishing touches to his as-yet-untitled Sparks documentary, a long-in-the-making feature-length film celebrating the band.


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