The Hippopotamus Tour 2017 (So Far)


August 7 Copenhagen, Danmark - Vega
August 8 Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
August 10 Stockholm, Sweden - Skandiascenen
August 12 Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival

September 10 Bratislava, Slovakia - Ateliér Babylon
September 11 Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
September 12 Berlin, Germany - Columbia Theatre
September 14 Den Haag, Holland - Paard van Troje
September 15 Luxembourg - Den Atelier
September 16 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
September 18 Norwich, UK - The Waterfront
September 19 Newcastle upon Tyne, UK - Boiler Shop
September 20 Edinburgh, UK - Queens Hall
September 22 Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
September 23 Nottingham, UK - Rock City
September 24 Birmingham, UK - O2 Institute
September 26 Bristol, UK - O2 Academy Bristol
September 27 London, UK - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
September 28 London, UK - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

October 1 Paris, France - La Gaîté Lyrique

New Single, Video and Merch

New single "What The Hell Is It This Time?" was released on May 16, 2017

New video, directed by Galen Johnson and Evan Johnson

And new T-shirts and mugs are available on Sparks Mart

Radio: Radcliffe and Maconie on May 15

The premiere of new single and short interview (starts at 50:00)

BBC Radio 6 Music (May 15, 2017)
Radcliffe and Maconie

Sparks’ Russell Mael on new single and album

Interview: The National Student

The National Student (May 11, 2017)
Interview: Sparks

Interview with Russell

Video: Through the Ages

Sparks - "Through the ages"

Radio: Interview and 6 Music Festival

BBC Radio 6 Music
Radcliffe and Maconie (March 24, 2017)

BBC Radio 6 Music
Marc Riley (March 24, 2017)

BBC Radio 6 Music
Liz Kershaw (March 25, 2017)

BBC Radio 5
Afternoon Edition (March 28, 2017)

BBC Radio Scotland
Billy Sloan (April 1, 2017)

BBC Radio Scotland
Vic Galloway (April 3, 2017)

BBC Radio 6 Music
Marc Riley (April 10, 2017)

Interview: The List

The List (April 10, 2017)
Interview: Sparks – 'The rules only apply within your universe and it may or may not jive with the outside world'

"Sometimes it's hard because the words don't necessarily roll off the tongue as easily as you'd hope, but I always embrace the unexpected in the lyrics and not moan or whine about the difficulty of having to sing something that is not just some "moon in June" sort of lyric."

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