Following their sold-out The Great Impression album tour, Sparkadia are back to Oz this September for the huge ‘Mary’ tour. Filled with epic choruses and more hooks than a squid lure, Mary sees Sparkadia frontman Alex Burnett throwing on the gospel robes and pumping out a tune straight out of an American deep south religious revival meeting.

If you’ve had the chance to catch Sparkadia on the road, you’ll know that ‘Mary’ is the showstopper of the set, while if you’ve got a copy of the album you’ll also know what a highlight it is. Special guests on the MARY tour will be Canadian sensations Imaginary Cities. Described as a fusion of Motown and indie, Imaginary Cities’ debut album Temporary Resident made history on the Canadian college charts as the first record to hit #1 before being released! And in a showing of their live prowess, the band also opened for a little known band called The Pixies on their entire 2011 North American tour.

Tickets for the Mary tour go on sale 9am local time on Friday 8 July. The Great Impression is out now on Ivy League Records.


With special guests Imaginary Cities



Thu 1 Sep        Settlers Tavern, Margret River WA *
(08) 9757 239 or Heatseeker:, Moshtix: 1300 438 849,

Fri 2 Sep          Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA *
Heatseeker:, Oztix: 1300 762 545,

Sat 3 Sep         The Astor Theatre, Perth WA

Wed 7 Sep        Entrance Leagues, Central Coast NSW *
Venue: 02 4334 3233 or Oztix: 1300 762 545,

Thu 8 Sep        Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
Ticketek: 132 849,

Fri 9 Sep          Zierholz at UC (University of Canberra) ACT
Ticketek: 132 849,

Sat 10 Sep        Waves, Wollongong NSW
Venue: available from bottleshop, Moshtix:  1300 GET TIX (438 849);

Sun 11 Sep      Panthers, Penrith NSW
Venue: 1800 061 991

Wed 14 Sep      Bended Elbow, Ballarat VIC
Venue: (03)5332 1811 or Oztix: 1300 762 545;

Thu 15 Sep       Bended Elbow, Geelong VIC
Venue: (03) 5229 4477 or Oztix: 1300 762 545;

Fri 16 Sep         The Forum, Melbourne VIC
Ticketmaster: 1300 111 011,

Sat 17 Sep        The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Ticketek: 132 849,

Sun 18 Sep      Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta QLD
Venue or Oztix: 1300 762 545,

* Imaginary Cities not appearing.