Sparks have announced new North American headline tour dates. “Sparks Tour 2022” begins February 7, 2022 for two previously announced, sold out nights at Los Angeles, CA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall and then travels the continent through early April.
Now entering their sixth decade, Los Angeles-based brothers Ron and Russell Mael remain as innovative, individualistic, and irresistible as ever before. Last month saw the North American release of Focus Features’ The Sparks Brothers, a landmark new documentary from director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver). The feature-length film takes audiences on a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with Sparks, joined by such celebrity fans as Flea, Björk, Beck, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Neil Gaiman, and more all celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks. The Sparks Brothers is now playing in select theatres across North America; for showtimes, visit www.focusfeatures.com/the-sparks-brothers. Its availability via on-demand will be announced soon.
In addition, Annette, the much-anticipated new musical film written by Sparks, directed by revolutionary French director Leos Carax (Holy Motors, Pola X), starring Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, and Simon Helberg, had its world premiere earlier this month as the opening film at the 74th Cannes Film Festival. Annette will arrive in U.S. theatres on Friday, August 6 before streaming in the U.S. exclusively via Amazon Prime Video on Friday, August 20.
Annette – which began life as an intended Sparks album but was transformed into a musical film after the Maels met Carax – was heralded this spring with the soundtrack’s “So May We Start,” performed by Sparks, Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard and Simon Helberg and available now at all DSPs and streaming services. A special Annette – Cannes Edition (Selections From The Soundtrack) arrives via Sony Soundtracks/Milan Records this month on CD, vinyl and digital.
2022 Live North American Dates
Fan Club presale begins Tuesday, July 13 at 10am (local). The Maeling List presale begins Wednesday, July 14 at 10am (local). General on-sales begin Friday, July 16 at 10 am (local). For complete details and ticket availability, please visit allsparks.com.
7 – 8 – Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Concert Hall
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 – The Town Hall
30 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Shubert Theatre
1 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
2 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
* Big Ears Festival tickets on sale at a later date
Pre-order Annette – Cannes Edition (Selections from the Soundtrack) HERE