Los Angeles brothers Russell and Ron Mael, better known as legendary art rock band Sparks, are heading out on tour this fall. It’s being dubbed “The Revenge of Two Hands One Mouth” and it’s a pretty literal statement of purpose. Touring only as a duo, the Mael brothers will be playing material from throughout their career, with just Ron on keyboards and Russell on vocals. For a band like Sparks, however, this isn’t really a limitation. Expect something special.
10/23 Atlanta, GA – The Variety Playhouse
10/25 Asheville, NC – Mountain Oasis Festival
10/27 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/28 New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/30 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
11/1 Montreal, QC – Le National
11/2 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
11/4 Detroit/Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
11/6 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
11/7 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
11/8-11/10 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/11 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
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