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Getting Sparks to play Kimono My House in NY?

 
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RobertSmith
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:27 pm    Post subject: Getting Sparks to play Kimono My House in NY? Reply with quote

Is there any way I can get Sparks to maybe play Kimono My House in New York? Its a dream of mine. I just made this:

https://www.change.org/p/russell-mael-sparks-please-play-kimono-my-house-in-new-york-city?utm_medium=email&utm_source=petition_signer_receipt&utm_campaign=triggered&share_context=signature_receipt&recruiter=545009255&j=113826&sfmc_sub=291308605&l=32_HTML&u=22325214&mid=7233052&jb=223681

I'm not trying to annoy them, but they've done it before, rarely play NY (or the US in general) and it would really mean a lot, to I'm sure more than just me. Any other ideas or ways to ask I'd greatly appreciate. Hopefully this doesn't sound totally f*** up and spoiled of me.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm confused. Is this an awful thing to request? They legitimately never play here and I would have travelled to see the other times they did this but I didn't know about it cause they don't get a lot of traction around here so I need to remember to look them up. And by then the shows have already happened. I don't mean it to sound rude, but it would also be a nice treat for a New York crowd that rarely gets to see them as it is. I want the new material too, but Kimono would be truly epic and I don't think insane to ask for.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sparks are playing in New York on October 10. Highly recommended. They have a great band and will probably play a song or two off Kimono.
As you say, they've played the entire Kimono before, but that's exactly why chances of that happening again are pretty slim. On those occasions there was a "concept". Doing all the albums back-to-back, request from Morrissey or together with an orchestra.
Doing it just for nostalgia isn't and never was their thing. It's not an awful thing to ask for, but don't hold your breath.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do understand that. I really do. And if it hasn't already been said. I have tickets already. I'm 100% going no matter what and will have an excellent time. I like much of their other material and can't wait to see it. This just happens to be a case where they don't play much so the worst thing that happens is I ask and it doesn't happen and I still get a great show. But maybe enough noise and they might. Who knows, maybe a miracle. Its not in an attempt to annoy them but really just making a dream come true since there's few chances I have at it.

You are right that whenever they do it its for a reason and not nostalgia sake. And its what I love about them. But again, so few chances I need to try anyway I can. Hearing just This Town and Amateur Hour will be great but the whole album really does mean a lot to me and so many others. If I end up looking like a clown, so be it. I don't want them to forgo new material for it, but they are playing two shows and could easily play a lot of stuff after the album as well. Make one show Kimono and the other normal. Again, its not "for nostalgia" per say but just cause they don't play here much (but thankfully come at all which I am genuinely appreciative of) and a New York crowd would love and haven't gotten it yet. You're right that I shouldn't hold my breath, and I won't enjoy anything I get, but I am gonna try to make a lot of noise and hopefully it doesn't make them upset or want to kick my ass, cause its coming from love.
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