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Sparks Return For Duo-Only Shows
Laurie Tuffrey , August 1st, 2013 08:24

The Mael brothers bring their keyboards and vocals-only set-up back to the UK for five shows and five shows only

Last year, Sparks set out on their 'Two Hands, One Mouth' tour, eschewing all the intricacies of their full band set-up and relying solely on Ron Mael's keyboards and his brother Russell's vocals. Now, they've announced that they'll be bringing that show back, with the tour called, naturally, 'The Revenge Of Two Hands, One Mouth'.

Say the Maels: "Having been so moved by the overwhelming reaction and support throughout Europe to our 'Two Hands, One Mouth' tour last October, we have decided to do one more go-round in the duo format, 'The Revenge Of Two Hands, One Mouth'.

"For those who saw the tour in its first incarnation, we promise to keep the intensity up, the two-hands, one-mouthiness up, the no-computeriness up, and also perform a bunch of tunes not played on the original tour.  

"For all virgins, please enjoy for the first time our two hands and one mouth."

Have a look at the dates below, and read our interview with the Maels about last year's tour and our live reports of its stops in London and Los Angeles:

NOVEMBER
Sun 24 - Union Chapel, London
Mon 25 - Arches, Glasgow
Wed 27 - O2 Academy, Bristol

DECEMBER
Sun 1 - Union Chapel, London
Sun 2 - Union Chapel, London

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