Arch art pop greats Sparks will release their new album, Hippopotamus, on September 8 and you can check out videos for the title track and "What The Hell Is It This Time?" below.

Ron and Russell Mael will be bringing Sparks to North America for a few shows this fall where they'll be backed by a five-piece band. BrooklynVegan is excited to be presenting their NYC show which happens October 11 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10 AM but you can get them early with the BrooklynVegan presale which starts Thursday (7/27) at 10 AM. Check back Thursday morning for the presale password.

UPDATE: Password is here.

Sparks will also be presenting a three-day event at Los Angeles' El Rey on October 14, 15 & 17, and will play San Francisco on October 20. All tour dates are listed below.



Sparks - 2017 Tour Dates
Aug 07 Vega Theater Copenhagen, Denmark
Aug 08 Rockefeller Oslo, Norway
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 11 Le Poisson Rouge NYC
Oct 14, 15 & 17 "Sparks Take Over the El Rey" Los Angeles
Oct 20 San Francisco

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