The El Paso, Texas-based quartet just finished a lengthy tour with Southern California rockers Incubus, after Aussie bad-boys The Vines backed out due to “mental and physical exhaustion.”
For their latest venture, the boys of Sparta have recruited Further Seems Forever, Copeland and Sunshine to support them on their U.S. dates slated for November.
The band is scheduled to tour throughout the month and then head west in December.
It’s difficult to write anything about Sparta without mentioning At the Drive-In. Both Sparta, and The Mars Volta, were invented in the wake of the Drive-In’s indefinite “hiatus” in 2001.
After the split, singer/guitarist Jim Ward, guitarist Paul Hinojos and drummer Tony Hajjar went on to form Sparta, later adding bassist Matt Miller.