El Paso's own Sparta released their newest album back in April and since they can't be out touring, their bringing their tour online. We spoke with Sparta's Jim Ward back in March right as the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning to talk about the band's newest album "Trust The River" that would be dropping in April. The band had a lot of big plans for the coming spring and summer, with a tour planned out that was supposed to begin later in the month. Sadly, once the pandemic hit, music venues were some of the first locations to be closed with no timeline for reopening in sight.

Since then, Sparta has released their new album "Trust The River" to great reviews from Consequence of Sound, Spin, and more. Now, the band has excited their fans by announcing they will be having online album release shows to celebrate. The #11hourworldtour will include 3 different concerts for Europe, North America, and Japan/Australia/New Zealand.The Europe concert will be held June 12th at 8 p.m. CEST, North America concert will be held at June 13th at 8 p.m. MST, and the Japan/Australian/New Zealand concert will be held June 13th at 3 p.m. AEST. Tickets for the shows are $10 each and can be purchased at the Side Door Access website. Sparta's Jim Wardsays he's excited to be playing these new songs for fans:

"We’ve been trying to find a way to connect and celebrate and thank everyone for their overwhelming support on the release of this record while staying safe, and this seems like the ideal space and moment. Me and at least one guitar, playing three shows to cover as many time zones as I can in one day. In my mind I’ll be picturing all these cities I miss being in and all those faces I look forward to seeing again."

Ward also said that the shows will be recorded and mix/mastered versions of the shows will be made available to concertgoers. Find out more about the #11hourworldtour at the Sparta website, Facebook page, and Jim Ward's Patreon page.

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