Sparks To Embark On Major World Tour For 2022

Kicking off on March 11, the tour includes the Mael brothers’ biggest ever North American run.

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Sparks are celebrating their award-winning post-millennial renaissance with an world tour, including the biggest North American run of their remarkable career. North American dates officially get underway Friday, March 11 at San Francisco, CA’s historic Warfield Theatre and continue through early April, followed by eagerly awaited shows in the UK and Europe. For tickets, Covid protocols and further information, visit the band’s official website.

Sparks began came back to the stage for the first time last month with a pair of triumphant, sold-out hometown shows at Los Angeles, CA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, both of which were met by critical applause from such outlets as Consequence, which declared, “The pair’s chemistry and performance of material old and new, was full of life, flowing flawlessly throughout the 25-song setlist…The Maels provided a collage of their long and unconventional career with songs that showcased their fantastical lyricism and signature genre-blends of bubblegum, electro and pop…A performance that was sonically theatrical in mood and pitch-perfect in execution.”

There’s never been a better time to be a Sparks fan. Levels of interest in the work of Ron and Russell Mael are at a height unseen since their 1970s breakthrough.

2021’s acclaimed career-spanning documentary film, The Sparks Brothers, directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver), brought an awareness of Sparks to parts they previously hadn’t reached. Their 2021 film musical Annette, directed by Leos Carax and starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, has been showered with awards, especially in France where Carax won “Best Director” at Cannes, and where the film won three Lumières Awards and five top César Awards, including a prestigious “Best Original Score” prize for Ron and Russell. The ultimate cult band are suddenly center stage, in the full beam of the spotlight.

Sparks’ World Tour 2022 includes the following shows:

MARCH (North America):

11 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
13 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
14 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
15 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
18 – St. Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theatre
19 – Chicago, IL – Copernicus Center
21 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
24 – Knoxville, TN – Big Ears Festival
25 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
26 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
28 – New York, NY – Town Hall
29 – New York, NY – Town Hall
30 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Shubert Theatre

APRIL (North America, Europe & UK):

1 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
2 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10 – Dublin, IR – Vicar Street
11 – Belfast, UK – Ulster Hall
13 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
14 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
16 – Bexhill-On-Sea, UK – De La Warr Pavilion
17 – London, UK – The Roundhouse
19 – Paris, FR – Casino de Paris
21 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
22 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique, AB Flex
24 – Berlin, DE – Metropol
25 – Hamburg, DE – Mojo Club
27 – Oslo, NO – Rockefeller
29 – Stockholm, SW – Annexet
30 – Copenhagen, DK – DR Koncerthuset

MAY (Europe):

3 – Helsinki, FI – Kultturitalo
4 – Tallinn, EE – Alexela Kontserdimaja
6 – Riga, LV – Hanzas Perons
7 – Vilnius, LT – Compensa Concert Hall.

Listen to the best of Sparks on Apple Music and Spotify.

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  1. Ruud

    March 20, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Thanks for paying attention to Sparks. This tour however, is not their biggest ever American run. They had larger tours in North-America in 1976, 1982 and 1983. For those interested in Sparks, you might want to visit the website.

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