Sparks's Concert History

Sparks are an American rock and pop music band formed in Los Angeles in 1970 by brothers Ron Mael (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals), initially under the name Halfnelson. Best known for their quirky approach to song writing, Sparks' music is often accompanied by cutting and acerbic lyrics, and an idiosyncratic stage presence, typified in the contrast between Russell's wide-eyed hyperactive frontman antics and Ron's sedentary scowling.

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Nov 17, 2018 –
Nov 18, 2018
Corona Capital  
CHVRCHES / Digitalism / MGMT / New Order / Imagine Dragons / Atlas Genius / The Kooks / San Fermin / Friendly Fires / The Chemical Brothers / Death Cab for Cutie / Lorde / Sparks / Robbie Williams / K Flay / Pond / The New Regime / Bastille / Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats / The Lemon Twigs / Borns / Shannon and The Clams / Nine Inch Nails / The Jesus and Mary Chain / Panic at the Disco / The War on Drugs / The Neighborhood
Curva 4 Del Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez CDMX
Nov 17, 2018 –
Nov 18, 2018
Corona Capital  
Imagine Dragons / Bastille / The Kooks / Robbie Williams / Lorde / The Chemical Brothers / MGMT / Death Cab for Cutie / The Neighbourhood / Pond / Sparks
Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez CDMX, México
Nov 17, 2018 –
Nov 18, 2018
Corona Capital 2018  
MGMT / New Order / Friendly Fires / The Chemical Brothers / Sparks / K. Flay / Robbie Williams / Petit Biscuit / Mercury Rev / Shannon and The Clams / Nine Inch Nails / Superorganism
Curva 4 Del Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez Mexico City,
Nov 17, 2018 –
Nov 18, 2018
Festival Corona Capital 2018  
MGMT / New Order / Jenny Lewis / Lorde / Sparks / Chemical Brothers / The Lemon Twigs / Mercury Rev / The Jesus and Mary Chain / The War on Drugs
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Mexico City, Mexico
Nov 17, 2018 –
Nov 18, 2018
Festival Corona Capital 2018  
New Order / The Kooks / The Chemical Brothers / Sparks / Bastille / Mercury Rev / / Death Cab For Cutie / The War On Drugs / The Jesus And Mary Chain
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez CDMX
Jun 07, 2018 Sparks   Arenbergschouwburg, Grote Zaal Antwerp, Belgium
Jun 01, 2018 –
Jun 03, 2018
This Is Not A Love Song 2018  
Beck / Phoenix / Vince Staples / Father John Misty / Deerhunter / The Jesus and Mary Chain / Rhye / Cigarettes After Sex / The Breeders / Yellow Days / John Maus / Gus Dapperton / Sparks / Superorganism / Cosmo Pyke / Ezra Furman / NIck Hakim / Gabriel Garzón-Montano / The Buttertones / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / Bayonne / The Black Madonna / Ecca Vandal / Dead Cross / Viagra Boys / Mattiel / Francobollo / Insecure Men / Flat Worms / Warmduscher / House Gospel Choir / Peter Perrett / DYGL / mcbaise / Prettiest Eyes / Moaning / Park Hotel / Black Bones / Ty Segall & the Freedom Band / Chocolat mtl
PALOMA - SMAC DE NIMES METROPOLE Nîmes, France
May 31, 2018 Primavera Sound 2018 - Day 1      
Sparks
Parc del Fòrum Barcelona, Spain
May 30, 2018 –
Jun 03, 2018
Primavera Sound Festival 2018  
Arctic Monkeys / A$AP Rocky / Lorde / Migos / Tyler, The Creator / The National / Lykke Li / Beach House / Grizzly Bear / HAIM / CHVRCHES / Björk / Belle and Sebastian / Vince Staples / Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds / Chromeo / The War on Drugs / Father John Misty / Jorja Smith / Mogwai / Deerhunter / Unknown Mortal Orchestra / Warpaint / Four Tet / Rex Orange County / The Internet / Majid Jordan / Sylvan Esso / Thundercat / Rhye / Tom Misch / Panda Bear / Jon Hopkins / Fever Ray / Mount Kimbie / The Breeders / Nils Frahm / Spiritualized / Kelela / Wolf Parade / Slowdive / Car Seat Headrest / Charlotte Gainsbourg / Madlib / Ariel Pink / Yellow Days / Delorean / Ibeyi / DJ Koze / Joe Goddard / Knox Fortune / Oneohtrix Point Never / John Talabot / Floating Points / The Blaze / John Maus / Sparks / The Kite String Tangle / Waxahatchee / Superorganism / (Sandy) Alex G / Public Service Broadcasting / Lindstrøm / ROSTAM / Abra / Hinds / Ezra Furman / The Sea And Cake / Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein / NIck Hakim / The Men / Kero Kero Bonito / Arca / Jay Som / Gabriel Garzón-Montano / IDLES / Sevdaliza / Shellac / Daphni / Jane Birkin / Mano Le Tough / Carpenter Brut / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / C. Tangana / James Holden / Seth Troxler / Ross From Friends / Alex Lahey / Oumou Sangare / Peggy Gou / Watain / Mall Grab / Champion / Javiera Mena / Anna von Hausswolff / La Bien Querida / Vagabon / Confidence Man / Marcel Dettmann / The Black Madonna / Zeal and Ardor / Jlin / Hunee / Omni / Kelsey Lu / Oblivians / Yonaka / Honey Dijon / Starcrawler / DJ Seinfeld / Palms Trax / Art Ensemble Of Chicago / Bad Gyal / Christina Rosenvinge / Claro Intelecto / Gerd Janson / SUMAC / Dead Cross / Levon Vincent / Pepe / Genius of Time / Mattiel / Kedr livanskiy / Mavi Phoenix / Donato Dozzy / Call Super / Lift to Experience / Solár / Flat Worms / Essaie Pas / Mujeres / Montero / Palmbomen II / Metá Metá / Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés / Fermin Muguruza / El Último Vecino / Animal Spirits / Oso Leone / Vril / Shanti Celeste / Tigercats / Karen Gwyer / Here Lies Man / Peter Perrett / Aleksi Perala / Za! / Núria Graham / UMFANG / The Suicide of Western Culture / Zephyr Bones / Nightcrawler / Rory Phillips / DJ Python / Cesare Basile / Holy Bouncer / nat simons / Texxcoco / Josey Rebelle / Ganges / La Banda Trapera Del Rio / DJ Volvox / Bufiman / The Crab Apples / Dj Coco / Antal / Dekmantel Soundsystem / Vulk / Marion Harper / North State / Dave P / Damed Squad / Capullo De Jérez / Intana / Ty Segall & the Freedom Band / DJ Normal 4 / Marina Herlop / DobleCapa / Puput / Eva Geist / Xavier Calvet / Orpheu The Wizard / Olympic Flame / Playback Maracas / DJ Wey / Forces Electriques d'Andorra / Mike D Dj Set / Alicia Carrera / Âme II Âme / Toulouse Low Trax / Willikens & Ivkovic
Parc del Fòrum Barcelona, Spain
May 28, 2018 Beck / Sparks / Shame (UK)     Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) Bournemouth, UK
May 28, 2018 Beck / Shame / Sparks   Solent Hall, BIC Bournemouth,
May 26, 2018 –
May 27, 2018
Common People 2018  
Willow / James / Morcheeba / The Jacksons / Boney M / Maxïmo Park / Ride / Sparks / Jungle Brothers / Aswad / Fred V & Grafix / Honeyblood / Ebenezer / General Levy / Hak Baker / FineArt / Heidi / Low Island / The Cuban Brothers / New Power Generation / White Magic / Cut Capers / Craig Charles / Chainska Brassika / Candy Says / Checkmate / Elvana / Louche / Self Help / Back for Good / Tastes Like Chicken / The August List / WoRRY / Count Skylarkin / Brickwork Lizards / The London African Gospel Choir / Tiger Mendoza / Ross From Friends (DJ Set) / Msry / burt cope / Lucy Leave / 31hours / Premium Leisure / Inner Peace Records / Death of the Maiden / Del Gazeebo / James Weston / Em Williams / Bam Bam Sound / DJ Binge / Rodney P And Skitz / The Deadbeat Apostles / great western tears / Drore / Hip Drop / Peepshow Paddy / Ghosts In The Photographs / Haze97 / Alex from Wigan / Simple Productions / Thematics / Light Roots Sound / Trol23 / Laima Bite / Lochie / Van Mule / Wiggle Baron / Abraham Delacey / Steamin' John Dash / Disco Darrell / Kerry & K-Tel / Euan Booth / DJ Bossaphonik Dan / Nick & Nell's Zodiac Discotheque / Earinade / Mr Clive White / Danny Dread MSD / Natty Mark / Drop Bomb Entertainment / Bustmasta BarryDark / Young Women's Music Project
South Park Oxford, UK
May 24, 2018 Sparks / Mr. B The Gentleman Rhymer   The Forum Kentish Town, London, UK
Oct 17, 2017 Sparks   El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Oct 15, 2017 Sparks / Mister Goodnite   El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Oct 06, 2017 Sparks at SchwuZ  
Sparks
SchwuZ Berlin,
Sep 27, 2017 Sparks   Shepherd's Bush Empire London, UK
Sep 27, 2017 The Hippopotomus Tour    
Sparks / Mister Goodnight
Shepherd's Bush Empire Shepherd's Bush, London, UK
Sep 19, 2017 Sparks / Mr Goodnite   Newcastle Boiler Shop Newcastle
Sep 16, 2017 Sparks / Mister Goodnite   Ancienne Belgique (AB) Brussels, Belgium
Aug 11, 2017 –
Aug 13, 2017
Flow Festival 2017  
Lana Del Rey / The xx / Frank Ocean / Young Thug / Flume / London Grammar / Ryan Adams / Vince Staples / Goldfrapp / Danny Brown / Aphex Twin / Sampha / Black Lips / Moderat / BadBadNotGood / Angel Olsen / Death Grips / Car Seat Headrest / ALMA / Maceo Plex / Sparks / Bicep / The Afghan Whigs / Princess Nokia / Beth Ditto / Nina Kraviz / Front 242 / Fatima Yamaha / Max Jury / Jenny Hval / Skott / Ibibio Sound Machine / Model 500 / Silvana Imam / Planetary Assault Systems / Oranssi Pazuzu / Moor Mother / Vesta / Aleksi Perala / Larry Heard aka MR. Fingers / Femme En Fourrure / Mikko Joensuu / Astrid Swan / Laura Cannell / Töölön Ketterä / Inga Mauer / Kauriinmetsästäjät / FAKA / Clara 3000 / Ceebrolistics / Jon Hopkins (DJ set) / MC Taakibörsta / BLACK MOTOR / Willow (UK) / Antti Salonen
Flow Festival Helsinki, Finland
Mar 24, 2017 –
Mar 26, 2017
BBC Radio 6 Music Festival 2017  
Depeche Mode / The Shins / Bonobo / Belle and Sebastian / Father John Misty / Goldfrapp / Future Islands / Warpaint / Thundercat / The Jesus and Mary Chain / Simian Mobile Disco / Loyle Carner / Car Seat Headrest / Whitney / Temples / Hercules & Love Affair / Grandaddy / Ride / Dusky / Edwyn Collins / Sparks / Lindstrøm / Sleaford Mods / Julia Jacklin / Cate Le Bon / The Wedding Present / Forest Swords / King Creosote / The Lemon Twigs / Sinkane / Jesca Hoop / Kadhja Bonet / Honeyblood / Dutch Uncles / Songhoy Blues / The Pastels / Anna Meredith / HALEY (MN) / Girl Ray / Baloji / Gaika / Emma Pollock / James Lavelle / Optimo / Sacred Paws / Holly Macve / Nightwave / Happy Meals / Kobi Onyame / Ransom FA / Yorkston Thorne Khan / Murray Lachlan Young / Nan Kolè / Limmy / Stuart Braithwaite / Rebecca Vasmant / Duds (UK) / Jungle (DJ Set) / scott gibson / K4CIE / Mwx / Kevin P Gilday / Junglehussy / Femme Fresh / Cat Hepburn
Glasgow, UK
Oct 16, 2015 Franz Ferdinand / Sparks Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA
Oct 15, 2015 FFS / Franz Ferdinand / Sparks / Intelligence Fox Theater - Oakland SF Bay Area, CA
Oct 14, 2015 FFS / Franz Ferdinand / Sparks / Intelligence   The Observatory Los Angeles (LA), CA
Oct 13, 2015 FFS / Franz Ferdinand / Sparks / Intelligence   The Wiltern Los Angeles (LA), CA
Oct 11, 2015 Franz Ferdinand / Sparks Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
Oct 08, 2015 FFS / Franz Ferdinand / Sparks / Intelligence   Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
Oct 05, 2015 FFS / Franz Ferdinand / Sparks / Intelligence Lincoln Theatre Washington, D.C.
Oct 03, 2015 FFS / Franz Ferdinand / Sparks / Intelligence Franklin Music Hall Philadelphia, PA
Oct 02, 2015 FFS / Franz Ferdinand / Sparks / Intelligence   Orpheum Theatre Boston Boston / Cambridge, MA
Sep 30, 2015 FFS / Franz Ferdinand / Sparks / Intelligence Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
Aug 28, 2015 –
Aug 30, 2015
Rock en Seine 2015  
alt-J / Tame Impala / Young Thug / The Offspring / Franz Ferdinand / Kasabian / Ben Howard / Chemical Brothers / Interpol / Hot Chip / Glass Animals / Marina / Years & Years / Stereophonics / My Morning Jacket / Jamie xx / Catfish and the Bottlemen / The Libertines / Jungle / Run the Jewels / The Maccabees / Gramatik / John Butler Trio / Wolf Alice / Raphael Saadiq / Boys Noize / Parquet Courts / Rodrigo y Gabriela / Son Lux / Pond / Mark Lanegan / Mr. Oizo / Benjamin Clementine / Sparks / Balthazar / Kate Tempest / Shamir / Fuzz / Natalie Prass / Mini Mansions / Fauve / Étienne Daho / Jacco Gardner / Wand / Jeanne Added / Last Train / We Are Match / Forever Pavot / Throes + The Shine / Vkng / Bianca Casady / Marietta [FR] / 3 Tages
Domaine National de St Cloud Paris, France
Jul 07, 2015 Franz Ferdinand / Sparks Genoa Arena del Mare Genoa, Italy
Jul 05, 2015 Sparks / Franz Ferdinand LE TRANSBORDEUR Lyon, France
Jul 02, 2015 Franz Ferdinand / Sparks Melkweg Amsterdam, NL
Jul 01, 2015 Franz Ferdinand / Sparks Gloria Theater Cologne, Germany
Jun 26, 2015 Sparks / Franz Ferdinand Le Bataclan Paris, France
Jun 20, 2015 Calogero / Asaf Avidan / Véronique Sanson / Franz Ferdinand / Sparks Ardeche Aluna Festival Montelimar, France
Jun 16, 2015 Franz Ferdinand / Sparks   The Art School Glasgow, UK
Dec 02, 2013 Sparks   Union Chapel London, UK
Dec 02, 2013 Sparks   Union Chapel Islington, London, UK
Nov 08, 2013 –
Nov 10, 2013
FUN FUN FUN FEST 2013  
The Dismemberment Plan / Washed Out / The Walkmen / FLAG / Title Fight / Ceremony / Snoop Dogg / MGMT / Lupe Fiasco / Judge / The Polyphonic Spree / Descendents / XXYYXX / Quicksand / Cut Copy / Gojira / Bleached / RJD2 / Pelican / August Burns Red / Dessa / Subhumans / The Locust / Deerhunter / Mykki Blanco / Lemuria / The Men / Cloud Nothings / Chromatics / Shlohmo / Killer Mike / Cro-Mags / Chelsea Light Moving / King Khan & The Shrines / Kurt Vile / Ice-T / White Lung / Poolside / Slayer / Retox / Simian Mobile Disco / Quasi / Cayucas / Jurassic 5 / True Widow / Mac DeMarco / The Julie Ruin / Beach Fossils / Sparks / Daniel Johnston / Big Freedia / Bonobo / Venomous Maximus / Tycho / Melt-Banana / Wild Child / Thee Oh Sees / Body Count / Unlocking the Truth / Merchandise / Ratking / Geographer / Television / Johnny Marr / Little Boots / Code Orange / Bill Callahan / Small Black / Glass Candy / The Impossibles / M.I.A. / Star Slinger / Big Black Delta / Active Child / Bayonne / Snoop Lion / Blake Schwarzenbach / The Underachievers / Narrows / Spray Paint / Frank Smith / Phranchyze / Lns Crew / Old Podrida
Auditorium Shores Austin, TX
Nov 08, 2013 –
Nov 10, 2013
FUN FUN FUN FEST 2013   Auditorium Shores Austin, TX
Nov 04, 2013 Sparks   The Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, MI
Oct 30, 2013 The Revenge of Two Hands One Mouth  
Sparks
Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
Oct 25, 2013 –
Oct 27, 2013
Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit 2013   Mountain Oasis Asheville, NC
Oct 25, 2013 –
Oct 27, 2013
Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit 2013   Mountain Oasis Asheville, NC
Jul 26, 2013 –
Jul 28, 2013
Fuji Rock 2013  
Kendrick Lamar / Mumford & Sons / Skrillex / The xx / The Cure / Of Monsters and Men / Fun. / Tame Impala / Nine Inch Nails / Foals / Portugal. The Man / Björk / Local Natives / Daughter / Tom Odell / Yellowcard / Toro Y Moi / Flying Lotus / Porter Robinson / DJ Shadow / Killswitch Engage / Yo La Tengo / Coheed and Cambria / Jurassic 5 / Hurts / My Bloody Valentine / Feed Me / Boys Noize / Aimee Mann / Death Grips / Maya Jane Coles / Tower Of Power / Julio Bashmore / Sparks / The Sea And Cake / Ron Sexsmith / The Gaslamp Killer / Daniel Lanois / Hot 8 Brass Band / Darkstar / Rocket from the Crypt / Kyte / Soil & Pimp Sessions / Kite / Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba / Garth Hudson / C.J. Ramone / Gentleman's Pistols / Karl Hyde / Char / Cromagnon / Kemuri / Peppertones / Turtle Island / quattrosound / Doberman / Modeskeletor / Jack Beats (DJ Set) / Dohatsuten
Naeba Ski Resort Niigata, Japan
Apr 25, 2013 Sparks   Highline Ballroom New York, NY
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Concerts Per Year:
2018 13 concerts
2017 9 concerts
2015 18 concerts
2013 15 concerts
2012 1 concert
2008 3 concerts
2006 6 concerts
1997 3 concerts
1995 6 concerts
1983 3 concerts
1982 1 concert
1981 1 concert
1976 1 concert
1975 1 concert
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