Sparks Hit Toronto on 2023 World Tour

They'll play the Danforth Music Hall on Canada Day

Photo: Munachi Osegbu

BY Allie GregoryPublished Jan 30, 2023

Having announced plans for their new album The Girl Is Crying in Her Latte alongside their return to Island Records, brothers Ron and Russell Mael — a.k.a. Sparks — have mapped out a supporting world tour that will bring them to Canada this summer.

"We are thrilled to be back on tour again and to be able to share our joy with so many Sparks fans around the world," Sparks said in a release. "See you all soon! It's a Sparks show, a Sparks show, a Sparks show tonight!"

Running May to July, the global trek will begin with a round of shows across the UK, including Oxford, Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester and London. From there, the brothers Mael will trek across Europe, ending their cross-Atlantic run in Brussels on June 20 before heading back to the US for a run of North America.

That stretch of dates begins in New York City on June 27, after which Sparks will head to Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Boston before heading north of the border for their lone Canadian date at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall, fittingly, on July 1 — Canada Day.

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 3 at 10 a.m. local time following various presales that begin with tomorrow, January 31's Sparks Fan Club presale at 10 a.m. local.

See the full schedule below.

Sparks 2023 Tour Dates:

05/23 Oxford, UK - New Theatre
05/24 Liverpool, UK - Philharmonic Hall
05/26 Glasgow, UK - Clyde Auditorium
05/27 Manchester, UK - Bridgewater Hall
05/29 London, UK - Royal Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
05/30 London, UK - Royal Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
06/02 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Barcelona *
06/08 Madrid, Spain - Primavera Sound Madrid *
06/10 Porto, Portugal - Primavera Sound Porto *
06/13 Paris, France - Le Grand Rex
06/14 Utrecht, Netherlands - Grote Zaal
06/16 Copenhagen, Denmark - Store Vega
06/18 Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
06/20 Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royal
06/27 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
06/28 Philadelphia, PA - Keswick Theatre
06/30 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
07/01 Boston, MA - The Wilbur Theatre
07/03 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
07/05 Chicago, IL - Copernicus Center
07/06 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
07/08 Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
07/09 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
07/12 Dallas, TX - Texas Theatre
07/13 Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theatre
07/16 Los Angeles, CA - Venue TBA
07/24 Osaka, Japan - Namba Hatch
07/25 Tokyo, Japan - Line Cube Shibuya

* festival date

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