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Sparta Announces Online Album Release Shows in June


El Paso’s SPARTA returned with their most fulfilling album to date Trust the River with nowhere to play it. Due to COVID-19, the band’s run of tour dates were pushed back to next year. However down but not out, the band has announced several online streams to take place in different parts of the globe.

Singer and lead songwriter Jim Ward had this to say about the shows:

I’m excited to play these songs in this format for everyone. We’ve been trying to find a way to connect and celebrate and thank everyone for their overwhelming support on the release of this record while staying safe, and this seems like the ideal space and moment. Me and at least one guitar, playing three shows to cover as many time zones as I can in one day. In my mind I’ll be picturing all these cities I miss being in and all those faces I look forward to seeing again. We’ll record these shows and send a link to each ticket buyer to get a mixed/mastered version of the songs I play- grab a drink and come hang out, and sing along. I miss you all!

Trust the River can be purchased directly from Dine Alone Records. It’s also available in digital outlets or to stream on all streaming sites. Tickets for the Europe performance on June 12 can be purchased here. Tickets for the North American show also on June 12 can be accessed here. Ticketing for the June 13 performance in Japan, Australia and New Zealand can be purchased here. A portion of the proceeds will go to Black Lives Matter and to El Paso Community Foundation.

Image Credits: Photo by Jen Vesp.



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