Sparks: 'Two Hands One Mouth' Spring U.S. Tour


Legendary art-rock duo Sparks have announced dates for their "Two Hands One Mouth" Spring U.S. tour, which finds brothers Ron (two hands on keyboards) and Russell Mael (one mouth on vocals) performing songs from every stage of their storied career without a backing band or computer for the first time. A live album from their tour of Europe and Japan is due to be released on March 19. Read the statement from Russell Mael below:

“This is the first ever official live recording of Sparks. The ‘Two Hands One Mouth’ tour in Europe, from which these recordings were taken (the tour continued in Japan and soon America), has been an exceptional experience for us and, judging by the reaction and feedback, also a memorable and emotional event for Sparks' fans. As a result, we want to celebrate the event with a souvenir for all Sparks' fans that captures this tour and the unique format of the performance. While we began the tour with certain fears of not having the safety net of a band or computers, we soon realized that the format was wildly successful (for us and for the audience) in highlighting in the purest form the core elements of what Sparks has always been--our musical world conveyed through our songs and our vocals and performed in a most aggressive way. What seemed to always set us apart was, we think, made emphatic in this format.

We don't consider this album as a substitute for Sparks' next studio recording, but rather as a special souvenir of an event that, as most Sparks fans will know, will most likely be followed by our moving in some different and, we hope, puzzling new direction. Until then, here is/are Two Hands One Mouth.”

Sparks Tour Dates

  • 04/09/13 Tue The Chapel San Francisco, CA
  • 04/10/13 Wed The Chapel San Francisco, CA
  • 04/12/13 Fri Coachella Indio, CA
  • 04/16/13 Tue Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever Los Angeles, CA
  • 04/17/13 Wed Masonic Lodge At Hollywood Forever Los Angeles, CA
  • 04/19/13 Fri Coachella Indio, CA
  • 04/21/13 Sun Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
  • 04/22/13 Mon Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
  • 04/24/13 Wed The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
  • 04/25/13 Thu Highline Ballroom New York, NY

    Sparks Tour Dates :: Sparks News


    [Published on: 3/13/13]

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