Thursday, April 20, 2006

Sparks Live - Los Angeles May 20, 2006

Sparks will be playing at The Avalon, Los Angeles on May 20th

Tickets go on sale from Friday 21st April priced $30

Tickets from ticketmaster: Tel: + 1 213-480-3232

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As anyone who saw them on their recent European tour will know, a Sparks show is jaw-dropping, and sensational - but dont take our word for it:

“Revel in the Maels’ mix of wit, drama and music you can dance to – Independent on Sunday

“Simply put, a sparkling performance – Daily Record

“If you want to please your fans and please yourself in the same show – this is how to do it” – Scotsman

Sparks will be performing Hello Young Lovers in its entirety, with 6 piece band and projections, followed by a selection of their greatest hits from their 19 previous albums. A show not to be missed.

Franz Ferdinand to record with Sparks

Franz Ferdinand have announced their new album will feature collaborations with 80s band Sparks.

Frontman Alex Kapranos said he was ecstatic when the two groups discussed the plan last month.

"We had an amazing lunch with Sparks a few months ago and a tentative suggestion was made," he revealed. "It was such a great moment meeting them."

It appears they will work together on covers as well as new songs.

"We've met with the band a few times in Los Angeles," said Sparks' Russell Mael. "The original idea was to gather a dozen or so Sparks songs as sort of a stamp of approval of our band.

“And they want to do one or two songs where we write and perform them together. We hope it will happen as soon as there is a gap in both bands' schedules."

"There is a similar spirit to both our bands," Mael continued. "We take care with the lyrics to make them something special."

SPARKS on Gilmore Girls

Sparks perform Perfume on the season finale of the US show Gilmore Girls on May 9th

Expect an entirely different version of this song!!!