Sparks announce new album and European tour

The cult pop-rock band are back with their first studio album since 2017…

Sparks – brothers Ron and Russell Mael – have announced that their 24th studio album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip will be released May 15, with a slew European run of tour dates scheduled October 2020. In the announcement video (see here) the band also confirm the release (without providing any dates) of the Sparks-written musical feature film Annette, starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard and directed by Leos Carax (Holy Motors), and the currently-untitled Sparks documentary directed by Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Spaced).

Since storming into the charts, minds and airwaves in 1974 with This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both of Us from their 3rd album Kimono My House, the pop pioneers have created a unique legacy both on record and in their live performances. A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip follows Sparks’ 2017 album Hippopotamus, an extraordinary record which saw them return to the Top 10 and had many critics declaring it to be one of the finest albums of the year.

Sparks and their band will embark on a short run of dates in October 2020, before an extended world tour in 2021.