Saturday, April 7, 2012
Sparks "Two Hands, One Mouth" concert in London
24 hour CC hotline 08700 603 777
Ticket price: £32.50 adv + booking fee
All ages, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
Sparks announce an extraordinary performance that will see them deconstruct and reinterpret songs from their own extensive and unique catalogue.
For the first time, Ron and Russell Mael will play an entire concert as a duo using just voice and keyboards, a typically bold and unexpected move from the American brothers.
Having inspired musicians and delighted fans throughout the years with their extraordinary songwriting and inimitable style, Sparks’ live shows have become increasingly spectacular - in 2008 they performed all 21 albums in 21 nights in London and in 2011 their 22nd opus, The Seduction Of Ingmar Bergman, was performed as a live musical at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Now, forty years since the release of their self-titled debut album in 1972, they will present a selection of Sparks songs in their purest form. Stripping away the often lavish production we will rediscover the essence of Sparks, - the whipsmart, penetrating lyrics, those incomparable melodies – Russell's vocals and Ron's keyboards coming to the fore. All that's needed.