At The Drive-in isn't the only band that Jim Ward reunited this year. Sparta also recently reunited after a six year hiatus and announced tour dates just a few months ago. But unlike the ATDI reunion, Sparta has recorded new music for the upcoming dates. Our first glimpse at these recordings is "Chemical Peel" and it is a true return to form. The band is only playing a handful of dates including El Paso's Neon Desert Music Festival and a stop in Austin at The Mohawk on May 27th.
Sparta 2012 Tour Dates
May 21st - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
May 22nd - West Hollywood, CA - The Troubador
May 23rd - Phoenix, Arizona - The Crescent Ballroom
May 26th - El Paso, Texas - Neon Desert Music Festival
May 27th - Austin, Texas - The Mohawk [Tickets]