Sparks recently shared Edith "Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)" from their upcoming album Hippopotamus (out September 8). It's got all the Mael brothers earmarks: arch humor, grandiose style, and a beat you can dance to. You can stream that below.

As mentioned, Sparks will be on a full-band tour this fall, including a BrooklynVegan-presented show at Le Poisson Rouge on October 11. That show has sold out, and we've added a second BV-presented show at LPR on October 10. Tickets for the 10/10 show go on sale Friday, August 11 at noon.

Updated tour dates are listed below.


Sparks - 2017 Tour Dates
Aug 10 Cirkus Stockholm, Sweden
Aug 12 Flow Festival Helsinki, Finland
Sep 04 La Cigale Paris, France
Sep 10 Ateliér Babylon Bratislava, Slovakia
Sep 11 Lucerna Music Bar Prague, Czech Republic
Sep 12 Columbia Theater Berlin, Germany
Sep 14 Paard van Troje The Hague, Netherlands
Sep 15 den Atelier Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Sep 16 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium
Sep 18 Waterfront Norwich, United Kingdom
Sep 19 Boiler Shop Newcastle, United Kingdom
Sep 20 QUEENS HALL Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sep 22 O2 RITZ Manchester, United Kingdom
Sep 23 ROCK CITY Nottingham, United Kingdom
Sep 24 O2 Institute 1 Digbeth, United Kingdom
Sep 26 O2 Academy Bristol, United Kingdom
Sep 27 O2 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE London, United Kingdom
Sep 28 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London, United Kingdom
Oct 01 La Gaîté Lyrique Paris, France
Oct 10 Le Poisson Rouge NYC
Oct 11 Le Poisson Rouge NYC
Oct 14, 15 & 17 “Sparks Take Over the El Rey” Los Angeles
Oct 20 San Francisco