Musical mavericks Sparks will release their new studio album Hippopotamus on September 8th 2017 on BMG.

Hippopotamus was recorded in Los Angeles and sees Sparks take the pop form, shake it up, and create an album that is adventurous, fresh and idiosyncratically Sparks. Described as the smartest, most consistently evolving band in the history of rock”, and internationally acclaimed as pop pioneers, Sparks music has always been innovative and instantly identifiable.

The title track was first played on BBC Radio 6 Music and was a subsequent single release at midnight Friday 24th March after the band performed it, as well as 3 other songs from the album, in their set at the 6 Music Festival in Glasgow.

Sparks have announced the first run of European dates of The Hippopotamus Tour, with more dates to be added.

Sparks European Tour Dates:

Monday 07 Aug                  Vega Theater, Copenhagen

Tuesday 08 Aug                  Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway

Thursday 10 Aug                Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden

Saturday 12 Aug                 Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland

Monday 11 Sep                   Lucerna Music Bar, Prague

Tuesday 12 Sep                  Columbia Theatre, Berlin

Thursday 14 Sep                Paard van Troje, Den Haag

Friday 15 Sep                      Den Atelier, Luxembourg

Saturday 16 Sep                 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels

Wednesday 20 Sep            Queens Hall, Edinburgh

Friday 22 Sep                      O2 Ritz, Manchester

Saturday 23 Sep                 Rock City, Nottingham

Sunday 24 Sep                    O2 Institute 1, Birmingham

Tuesday 26 Sep                  02 Academy, Bristol

Wednesday 27 Sep            O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Ticket pre-sale for the tour commences of Wednesday 29th March before going on general sale Friday 31st March. The band’s forthcoming album is also available for pre-order now.

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