musicNEWS: Sparta Replace The Vines, Plot July Release

06-14-04 Keavin
The wait is almost over for Sparta fans. Geffen will release the follow-up to Sparta’s critically acclaimed debut on July 13th. The three former members of At the Drive-In have dubbed their sophomore release “Porcelain”, with the lead off single “Breaking the Broken”.

We just got word that the band will hit the road later this month with Incubus to support the new album. The band was previously booked as part of this year’s Lollapalooza festival, but it appears this opportunity opened up with The Vines pulled out of the Incubus tour earlier this month. An official announcement of the change is expected soon.  The outing with Incubus kicks off on June 24th at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. 

Sparta primed fans for this tour with unforgettable performance in the spot directly before the reunited Pixies at this year’s Coachella festival.  

Before we get to the tour dates, here is a sneak peak at the new CD—a stream of the first single “Breaking the Broken”.

Incubus / Sparta Dates according to Sparta's publicity company:

6/24 - Atlantic City NJ  Taj Mahal
6/25 - New York NY Madison Square Garden
6/26 - New York NY Nassau County Coliseum
6/28 - Wilkes-Barre PA Wachovia Arena
6/29 - Philadelphia PA Wachovia Center
6/30 - Hershey PA Giant Center
7/2 - Providence RI Dunkin Donuts Center
7/3 - Worcester MA Centrum Centre
7/5 - Rochester NY Blue Cross Arena
7/6 - Toronto ON Air Canada Centre
7/7 - Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena
7/9 - Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/10 - Columbus OHNationwide Arena
7/12 - Cleveland OH Tower City Amp
7/13 - Peoria IL Civic Center
7/14 - Rosemont IL Allstate Arena
7/16 - Cincinnati OH US Bank Arena
7/17 - Lexington KY Rupp Arena
7/18 - Ft. Wayne IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
7/20 - St. Louis MO Savvis Center
7/21 - Indianapolis IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
7/22 - Cedar Rapids IA US Cellular Center
7/24 - Kansas City MO Kemper Arena
7/25 - Wichita KS Kansas Coliseum
7/26 - Denver CO Red Rocks Amp
8/2 - Bakersfield CA Centennial Gardens
8/3 - Reno NV Lawlor Center
8/5 - Salt Lake City UT E Center
8/6 - Boise ID Idaho Center Amphitheater
8/7 - Seattle WA Key Arena
8/9 - San Jose CA HP Pavilion
8/10 - Sacramento CA Arco Arena
8/11 - Fresno CA Save Mart Center at Fresno State
8/14 - Las Vegas NV Thomas and Mack Center
8/15 - San Diego CA Cox Arena
8/17 - Anaheim CA The Pond
8/18 - Los Angeles CA The Forum

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