The pop duo formed by the brothers Russell and Ron Mael has announced their 2022 tour dates. The tour will start in Los Angeles on February 7th and 8th at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Both dates are already sold out. The tour will end in Toronto, ON, on April 2nd. Yesterday the band shared their new video to “So We May Start,” featuring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard. The duo dropped their 25th studio album, A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip, last year.
Mxdwn album reviewer, Sven Kline, said about the album: “Sparks have struck gold once more as they’ve done so many times before which brings credibility to the appraisal they’ve received over the many years.”
In June, the band was part of the documentary The Sparks Brothers by Edgar Wright. The movie description asks: “How can one band be successful, underrated, influential, and overlooked all at the same time?” And the film website imbd.com describes the documentary as “a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades.” Through animation and interviews, Wright tells the story of the music pioneers.
But this won’t be the only time the band is involved with the big screen, according to deadline.com. The musical Annette will feature music by Sparks and is set to be released in theaters on August 6th and will be streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime starting August 20th. According to IMDb the musical will be about comedian Henry and his wife, opera singer Ann. Together they have a daughter, Anette, “a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will turn their lives upside down.” The previously released video for “So We May Start” is meant as an appetizer for the upcoming musical. The musical was also entered to the famous Cannes Festival in France.