SPARTA - The Underworld
SPARTA

SPARTA

WIRETAP SCARS – 20 YR CELEBRATION TOUR

Sparta is an American rock band from El Paso, Texas, formed in 2001. The band currently consists of Jim Ward (vocals, guitar) and Matt Miller (bass), who are touring as a three-piece with rotating session drummers. Founding members Ward, Paul Hinojos, and Tony Hajjar were members of post-hardcore group At the Drive-In, forming Sparta in 2001 after the break-up of their former band. The band entered a hiatus from 2008 onwards for Ward to focus on his solo career and side projects, reuniting from 2011 to 2013 for a series of shows.

On November 13, 2017 a new line-up was announced, consisting of returning members Ward, Matt Miller and Gabriel Gonzalez, along with former Cursive drummer Cully Symington. A new song, "Graveyard Luck," was released on the same day. Another song, "Cat Scream", was released in April 2018. together with a tour announcement. The band went on to play in several North American cities throughout the rest of 2018. The band announced the release of the single "Believe" on January 23, 2020, through their Instagram account – along with a new music video and a date for their new album titled Trust The River, which was released on April 10, 2020. The band also shared information on a US tour to start in San Francisco on April 23, 2020 – though this was ultimately cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Gonzalez and Symington exited the band in 2021 and were not replaced, converting Sparta into the duo of Ward and Miller. Sparta played their first live shows in over two years at Ward's own restaurant, Eloise, in El Paso across two nights on March 18 and 19, 2022. They later announced a North American tour in support of The Get Up Kids.

In August 2022, Sparta announced their fifth studio album – a self-titled release, which marked the band's first as a duo. Ward and Miller made the album with assistance from members of Thursday and musician Kayleigh Goldsworthy. The band also shared two singles from the album to coincide with the announcement: "Mind Over Matter" and "Spiders". Sparta was released on October 14, 2022, via Dine Alone.

This is a 14+ event. 14 and 15 year old’s MUST be accompanied by an adult

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DESERTFEST 2024 (Friday)

DESERTFEST 2024 (Friday)

Plus : Akersborg, Voidlurker, Wolfshead, Borehead, Sagan, Orsak:Oslo, Albert Jupiter, Brume, Sleemo, Grand Atomic, Weedsnake, Raging Speedhorn, Mantar, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Mondo Generator, Colour Haze, Wake, Sunnata, Ashenspire, Warpstormer, Clouds Taste Satanic, Goblinsmoker, Sugar Horse, Pijn, Domkraft, Blanket, Cloakroom, Brant Bjork and The Bros, Masters Of Reality
| Doors open at 12:00 PM

£60.00 + £7.98
DESERTFEST 2024 (Sunday)

DESERTFEST 2024 (Sunday)

Plus : Fuz Caldrin, Midwich Cuckoos , Waxy, Gramma Vedetta, The Grudge, Goat Major, Orme, Skypilot, Gozer, Silverburn, Lodestar, Kulk, Morag Tong, Dvne, Noisepicker, Borracho, Astroqueen, Bat Sabbath, Kadabra, Psychlona, Ashenspire, Nightstalker, Ozric Tentacles, Darsombra, Stinking Lizaveta, Ufomammut, Monolord, Godflesh
| Doors open at 12:00 PM

£60.00 + £7.98
H20

H20

Plus : H2O, Last Orders, False Reality, Mindless
| Doors open at 6:00 PM

£25.00 + £4.28
DESERTFEST 2024 (Friday)

DESERTFEST 2024 (Friday)

Plus : Akersborg, Voidlurker, Wolfshead, Borehead, Sagan, Orsak:Oslo, Albert Jupiter, Brume, Sleemo, Grand Atomic, Weedsnake, Raging Speedhorn, Mantar, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Mondo Generator, Colour Haze, Wake, Sunnata, Ashenspire, Warpstormer, Clouds Taste Satanic, Goblinsmoker, Sugar Horse, Pijn, Domkraft, Blanket, Cloakroom, Brant Bjork and The Bros, Masters Of Reality
| Doors open at 12:00 PM

£60.00 + £7.98
DESERTFEST 2024 (Sunday)

DESERTFEST 2024 (Sunday)

Plus : Fuz Caldrin, Midwich Cuckoos , Waxy, Gramma Vedetta, The Grudge, Goat Major, Orme, Skypilot, Gozer, Silverburn, Lodestar, Kulk, Morag Tong, Dvne, Noisepicker, Borracho, Astroqueen, Bat Sabbath, Kadabra, Psychlona, Ashenspire, Nightstalker, Ozric Tentacles, Darsombra, Stinking Lizaveta, Ufomammut, Monolord, Godflesh
| Doors open at 12:00 PM

£60.00 + £7.98
H20

H20

Plus : H2O, Last Orders, False Reality, Mindless
| Doors open at 6:00 PM

£25.00 + £4.28