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Sparks – The Hippopotamus Tour

20 September 2017 at 7:00pm

7pm: Doors open | 8pm: Mister Goodnite | 9pm: Sparks

Musical mavericks Sparks - Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael – will release their new studio album Hippopotamus on 8 September 2017 on BMG, accompanied by the first European dates of The Hippopotamus Tour.

Recorded in Los Angeles, Hippopotamus sees them 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, first played on BBC Radio 6 Music, was released as a single at midnight Friday 24 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.

Website www.allsparks.com
Twitter @sparksofficial

Mister Goodnite is an experimental pop alter-ego created by Tyler Parkford (Mini Mansions) in which his distinct brand of seedy psych and soul-pop are sung over a bed of vinyl cuts and tape loops. In an attempt to bridge the gap between Beetlejuice and the Beatles, Mister Goodnite released the first mixtape in 2015 garnering a cult late-night audience in Los Angeles alongside Alex Nicoleau (Drab Majesty) as his vocal side-kick onstage and off.  Mister Goodnite's latest mixtape ‘Nite in the Attic’ navigates the exotic catalogue of Light in the Attic Records as a backdrop for every track, creating a wholly original journey into the darker corners of musical exhibitionism. 

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Sparks – The Hippopotamus Tour
Event Sparks – The Hippopotamus Tour
Date 20 September 2017 at 7:00pm
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Tickets £24 + £2 booking fee per ticket. This fee is charged on all sales for this event (ie telephone, internet, in person).

Plus £1 transaction fee for entire booking if purchased via telephone, post or online.
The Queen’s Hall Tickets & Information: 0131 668 2019

Over 14s only, under 18s with adult | Unreserved standing gig

7pm: Doors Open
8pm: Mister Goodnite
9pm: Sparks
We are currently waiting for the finalised schedule for this performance and will update this page as soon as possible (this is normally on the afternoon of the performance).