Sparta Tuck In The Babies, Kiss The Wives, Prepare For Battle

Sparta will begin a brief 10-date US jaunt tonight in Tempe, promoting their latest 4-song EP , Austure, which is completely impossible to pronounce. Sparta, comprised of ex-At The Drive-In(ers), have set a tenative date of August 13 for the release their debut album, according to the bandís web site. The fellas will cross the ocean and wreck havoc on Europe for the remainder of May and most of June. The other cats from ATDI are doing their own thing called The Mars Volta, whose debut EP titled Tremulant is also available now.

Sparta Tour Dates:

05.01.02 - Tempe, AZ (Nita's Hideaway - w/ Airplanes are Better, Red Field)

05.02.02 - San Diego, CA (The Scene - w/ Airplanes are Better, Spare Change,

05.03.02 - San Francisco, CA (Bottom Of The Hill - w/ Airplanes are Better, tba)

05.04.02 - Santa Cruz, CA (Veterans Hall - w/ Airplanes are Better, First to Fall)

05.06.02 - Seattle, WA (Graceland - w/ Airplanes are Better, Catheters, Hot Hot

05.07.02 - Portland, OR (Meow Meow - w/ Airplanes are Better, Catheters)

05.08.02 - Sacramento, CA (The Boardwalk - w/ Airplanes are Better, Catheters)

05.09.02 - West Hollywood, CA (The Troubadour - w/ Airplanes are Better,

05.10.02 - Los Angeles (The Troubadour - w/ Bullet Train to Vegas, Jealous Sound,


05.21.02 - Cardiff, Wales (Coal Exchange)

05.22.02 - Dublin, Ireland (Music Centre)

05.23.02 - Belfast, Ireland (tba)

05.24.02 - Glasgow, Scotland (King Tuts)

05.25.02 - Leeds, England (The Cockpit)

05.26.02 - Manchester, England (Hop and Grape)

05.27.02 - Birmingham, England (Little Acadamy)

05.28.02 - Amsterdam, Holland (Milkweg)

05.29.02 - Munich, Germany (Backstage)

05.30.02 - Berlin, Germany (SO 36)

05.31.02 - Hamburg, Germany (Schlacthof)


06.02.02 - Koln, Germany (Prime Club)

06.03.02 - Paris, France (La Boule Noir)

06.04.02 - Brussels, Belgium (Ancienne Belgique Club)

06.06.02 - London, England (Mean Fiddler (LA2))

Source: Jason Anfinsen

Sparta Tuck In The Babies, Kiss The Wives, Prepare For Battle