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Sparta 2024

Wiretap Scars 2024

Waxstar Touring presents – SPARTA NZ TOUR

For the first time in 21 years Sparta will play New Zealand and
in their first ever headline shows.

Released in 2002, Wiretap Scars was a critically acclaimed effort from the group, which was formed by Jim Ward, Paul Hinojos, and Tony Hajjar following the breakup of their former band At The Drive-In in 2001. The album featured their most enduring songs to date, including ‘Cut The Ribbon’, ‘Air’, and ‘Collapse’.

The band will play the album in its entirety on the New Zealand tour, and in a statement vocalist Jim Ward said it would be completely uninterrupted. “We made the decision early on in the tour to just play the album all the way through without any talking – and I like to talk! – because we know what the album means to you all and we wanted you to be able to live in those memories.”