El Mar turns 5 years old! (1 October 2019)
This month we celebrate 5 years since the release of the album El Mar, Tori’s first ever collaboration with flamenco fusion musicians Calamento and El Rubio. Throughout the month of October, order a copy of the new live record Wait No More and we’ll send you El Mar for free. Just a little something to say thank you for accompanying us on our musical adventure. It wouldn’t have been the same without you!
Desert Woman Summit 2020 + More Concerts (10 September 2019)
Just announced: Tori Sparks will present a workshop and mini-concert as a part of the Desert Woman Summit 2020 in the heart of the Morrocan desert. More details coming soon. And more tour dates are posted now, including the Fiesta Mayor de Horta and many others.
Las Fiestas de Gràcia + Sants 2019 + First Fall Tour Dates (15 August 2019)
Tori and the guys play four concerts in the Fiesta Mayor de Gràcia and one show in the Fiesta Mayor de Sants this month. Dates, times, and more for these concerts and others are here. The first fall and winter dates are also online now: Highlights include the benefit concert to support Univers Agatha autism research on October 30th, the Barcelona In the Round IV in November (more details TBA), and Eat to the Beat Festival on December 5th in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Benefit Album: MusicAula Mission Kenya (27 July, 2019)
Together with different entities and schools in the local community, Tori Sparks, other female and feminist musicians from around Catalunya, and students from schools around the Barcelona community are collaborating on a benefit album to raise money for the construction of the Public School of Kithunthi in Kenya. To obtain a copy of the compilation CD, as well as other unique prizes such as MusicAula teeshirts, tote bags — even a your very own brick in the wall of the school — you can contribute through their crowdfunding site on Goteo.org. Thank you for supporting music and education.
Exclusive “Wait No More” Music Video on Radio3 + Festival Season (13 July, 2019)
The new music video for Tori Sparks’ single “Wait No More” was officially released in an exclusive first look by national radio Radio3 on July 11th. Directed by Alexey Stradubanov. Click below to watch the new video. And the summer festival season is off to a great start, with packed shows at El Ressupó, Festival In-Somni, Festival Jardins de Pedralbes (click here for photos by Xavi Mercadé of Enderrock), many more. Tonight Tori and the band headline Nits d’Emocions in Vildassar.
Rave Concert Reviews + Music Video Premier (12 June 2019)
Hot on the heels of two successful tours (listen to Tori’s interview on the Radio3 program Disco Grande with Julio Ruiz here, or watch the acoustic performance and interview from the Mondo Sonoro offices here), Tori Sparks releases a new music video for the single “Wait No More,” directed by Alexey Stradubanov. The video will be premiered by national network Radio3 on their website next month, (date to be announced). Photos, links to more interviews, and rave concert reviews from the tours — as well as new reviews of the album Wait No More — and more updates are on Tori’s Facebook page.
Germany, Holland Spain Concerts in May + Summer Festivals (May 15 2019)
Tori and the band will be on the road these coming months! The first two weeks of May are shows in Catalunya, then the Germany tour begins on on May 17th, with a stopover to visit their friends in the Netherlands along the way. Then they will head directly to Madrid for the presentation of the new album Wait No More in the Perro Club, as well as various radio and TV appearances, followed by a solo show in Zaragoza. In June, festival season begins! You can find Tori and the guys at the Village Concert Series at the Festival Jardins Pedralbes, more dates to be announced. All tour dates and ticket information are available online.
Wait No More Official Release Show (April 27, 2019)
The official release concert for the Wait No More double disc album at the Auditori de Santa Coloma was a huge success — photos and videos coming soon. Thank you to everyone who made the show possible, to our guest artists (Lisa Bause, Alba Bioque, El Taller de Cajon del CC Sandaru) and to the press for its support (Ruta66, Rock On Magazine, Cancioneros, No Solo Cine, many more). The vinyl, double CD, and digital download card versions of Wait No More are all available now through the online store. Tickets for the May 30th Madrid release concert at El Perro Club are on sale now.
GOI Conference Guest Speaker (April 21, 2019)
On May 11th, Tori Sparks will join other guest speakers from around the world at the Spring 2019 edition of the Gallery of Ideas Conference, “where Ted Talks meet Sonar.” Watch Tori’s interview with the producers of GOI below. Learn more about the conference on the GOI website - tickets for the event are on sale now.
Wait No More + Record Store Day 2019 (April 15, 2019)
The Record Store Day release of Wait No More was a huge success — check out the reviews and photos by AgendaConcerts.cat and Enderrock, with many more photos on Facebook. Thanks to Barcelona photogs Daniel Giannageli, Christian Espinel, Xavi Mercadé, Frank Eggers, and thank you to everyone who helped to make the first official presentation possible. If you missed the show, check out the video of some of the songs from the live set. Coming April 26th: The deluxe extended version of the album Wait No More will be available on double CD and digital download, and will include all 19 songs from the live recording at Luz de Gas. Both the vinyl version and the double CD version will be available at the ToriSparks.com online store, and at record stores in your city.
Wait No More: Exclusive First Listen by Ruta66 Magazine (April 3, 2019)
Today! Get an exclusive sneak peek at the live album Wait No More on rock magazine Ruta66’s website, ten days before the official release date. Thanks to Ruta66, La Vanguardia, No Solo Cine, Orpheo, and so many others for announcing the upcoming new album, the upcoming Record Store Day presentation and album signing, and official release concerts. For a full list of all albums being released on Record Store Day, click here.
Tori Sparks Onstage and In the Press (29 March 2019)
Raves reviews of Tori Sparks’ concerts in Girona, photos from her collaboration with the band Sigmund Wilder in the Festival Mil.leni, as well as Tori’s feature in PRI’s The World’s investigation of solo women travelers around the globe are online now.
Wait No More Album Release Concerts in Madrid and Barcelona (16 March 2019)
Today we announce the Wait No More official album release concerts in Madrid and in Barcelona. On Friday, April 26th, Tori Sparks presents Wait No More in the Auditori of Santa Coloma (Barcelona). Featuring Calamento, El Rubio, as well as invited guest artists, including: Flamenco-folk singer-songwriter Alba Bioque; violinist Lisa Bause, composer and cofounder of the band Las Migas; and surprises TBA. Advance tickets are on sale now. As always, Tori and the band want to giveback to their community, so the album release concert in Barcelona will also raise awareness of a local nonprofit; in this case, the Donation and Transplant Institute of Spain. The Madrid album release will be on May 30th at El Perro Club, details and ticket link coming soon.
Ellas Cantan, Ellas Hablan: Book Presentation (5 March 2019)
An extended version of Tori’s 2017 interview with the magazine MondoSonoro is one of 101 interviews included in the latest book by journalist Toni Castarnado, Ellas Cantan, Ellas Hablan. From Patti Smith to Mavis Staples, the book shines the light on a wide range of female artists of all genres. Today, March 5th, Tori plays an acoustic set at the book presentation in the Biblioteca de Vallcarca.
New Videos from Mès Que Música Show (28 February 2019)
Today we release the first of three videos from Tori Sparks’ sold-out show on February 26th in the museum MEAM, in trio with Javi Garcia and El Rubio, sponsored by the newspaper El Periódico. All the videos will be available on Tori’s official YouTube channel.This Friday’s show in Espluges is also sold out — but stay tuned on Friday, when we announce the results of the drawing for the test pressing on Tori’s Facebook page.
The Wait No More Album Cover Unveiled (18 February 2018)
It's official! Today we unveil the cover of the new album Wait No More, with a photo from the live concert taken by Alexey Stradubanov of Akra Producciones. The image is a freeze-frame of the moment just before the lights go up on stage... that moment full of anticipation, that breath before the first note, when everything and anything is possible. The official presentation of the vinyl will be on Record Store Day (April 13th) at 6pm at Disco 100 in Gràcia, Barcelona, with cava and tapas to celebrate.
New Live Video + Test Pressing Drawing (15 February 2019)
Today we premiere the new video and single of from live recording, "Mama," in exclusive by rock mag Popular1 — with that incredible cajon solo in the middle! This song really shows off the range of this band. Thanks to our friends at Popular1 for their support! To celebrate, we’re announcing a drawing for the test pressings of the vinyl record: Guess which song is the final song on Side A of the vinyl record Wait No More, send us your guess via email or FB messenger before March 1st. On the 1st, we will have a drawing from within the correct answers for one of three test pressings of the new record. Good luck!
New Video Coming This Week (13 February 2019)
The third new video from the live recording Wait No More drops on Friday February 15th, with an exclusive first look by rock magazine Popular1. The Wait No More and La Flor de Estambul videos are already at almost 150,000 views each and climbing, thanks for watching!
RSD 2019 Date Change (4 February 2019)
Attention! The official date of Record Store Day 2019 has been changed from April 20th to April 13th — which means Wait No More will be coming to you one week early! Tori and the band will officially present Wait No More for the first time at an early evening in-store performance at Disco 100, exact time TBA. Remember that you still have four weeks left to preorder the limited-edition vinyl record.
More Tour Dates + Interviews (26 January 2019)
Tori Sparks in the press! Thanks for all the articles, reviews, and radio interviews this past month, including: TV1, TV3, El Periodico, La Hormigonera de Rock, Barnafotopress, Rock On Magazine, Radio Sant Vicenç, Radio Rubi, Radio Kanal Barcelona ,and more. Photos, videos, and links to all articles are on Facebook. On the heels of all this activity, we’re pleased to announce that the February and March concerts are online now, including: The Rhodes Winter Festival, El Mini Festival Olot, and the El Periodico “Mes que musica” concert at MEAM. Please stay tuned for more tour dates and upcoming album/video news!
Announcing the First Concerts of the New Year (2 January 2019)
Happy New Year! We’re excited to announces the first concerts of 2019. A few highlights include: Tori Sparks will once again participate as an invited guest in Club Elvis’ Annual Benefit Concert at Luz de Gas on January 12th, along with Javier Garrucha, Dani Nel.lo and others. On January 19th, Tori Sparks, African trio The Sey Sisters, and more will perform for the Women’s March: Stop Gender Violence benefit event at La Violeta de Gracia. On January 25th, the third installment of Tori’s concert series “Barcelona In The Round” will feature European Blues Challenge winner and singer of the band A Contra Blues, Jonathan Herrero, as well as Catalan songwriter, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist Enric EZ. Advance tickets for all shows are on sale now.
Tori Sparks in the Press and Happy Holidays from GMR (20 December 2018)
To “ON” de El Periodico, the Voz Telurica’s list of their top videos of the month, Muzikalia’s songs of the week, RTVE’s Punts de Vista television report, and to every other media outlet that has announced the new record, thank you/merci/gracias! Constanti Radio even dedicated an entire program to the music of Tori Sparks this month. Tori, the band, and Glass Mountain Records appreciates all you guys have done to support this year, leading up to the album release, and all the years previous. Speaking of press, a big thank-you to Time Out Barcelona and its readers for voting freedom of speech movement No Callarem as the Best Cultural Initiative of 2018. This year has been an adventure, and we can’t wait to see what 2019 brings! Happy Holidays and the best of New Years’ to you and yours.
Wait No More Vinyl Record Available for Preorder (10 December 2018)
The upcoming vinyl record Wait No More is available for preorder, just in time for the holidays! Click here for more details. And please, if you were in the audience at the Wait No More live album recording, make sure you’ve sent us your name as you’d like it to appears in the album credits. (Missed the concert? Check out the new video for single Wait No More.)
Wait No More Single Drops Tomorrow (27 November 2018)
GMR is excited to announce that Tori Sparks’ new single and video Wait No More will be released in less than 24 hours! Tomorrow the video will first de made available available exclusively on the website of rock magazine Ruta 66, to say thanks to the magazine for it’s support over the years — and December 5th it will be everywhere. And in the meantime, we wanted to say thanks to the nearly 60,000 of you who have taken the time to check out the Flor de Estambul video this month.
Last Concerts of 2018 (17 November 2018)
Tori will be mostly locked in the studio through the end of 2018, mixing and mastering the recording for Wait No More. but she and the band still have a few shows to go before the end of the year. All remaining concert dates before the end of the year are online, and include the Santa Blues IV Festival, a Michael Jackson tribute concert organized by Surco Records, historic Harlem Jazz Club’s 30th Anniversary Show, and a guest appearance at the Alma de Boqueron vinyl release concert. Stay tuned for 2019 tour dates, coming soon.
Press for “Flor de Estambul” + GMR Teeshirt Restock (12 November 2018)
Thank you to EDR magazine by Enderrock as well as all our other friends in the press for announcing the new video “La Flor de Estambul” last week — and thanks to everyone who’s watched it so far, it’s nice to wake up to 15,000+ views on a Monday morning! And! GMR 10th Anniversary teeshirts are back in stock, be sure to place your order via the ToriSparks.com online store before we run out (again). The shirts are screen printed by hand, no two are 100% identical. Available in sizes S - XL (women and men), in two different styles.
“La Flor de Estambul”: First Live Video from the Wait No More Live Concert Recording (30 October 2018)
Today Tori Sparks presents the first single from her upcoming live album Wait No More:: A live version of "La Flor de Estambul," which features guest artist Lena Nouart interpreting this sensual and energetic song with her incredible choreography, plus visuals created by VJ Blu (Francesca Catricala), and directed by Kepa Gainza of Apek Films. Tori and the band would like to thank everyone who formed a part of the very special night, the live recording of our next album, at Luz de Gas in Barcelona: Especially the guest artists, the production team, and the members of the press and the photographers who promoted the concert in the days leading up to the event, and our friends and families. More videos and news to come! Stay tuned!
Official Release Date + Live Album Preview (23 October 2018)
The official release date of Wait No More will be the 20th of April, or Record Store Day 2019. Tori Sparks, Calamento + El Rubio will present their new vinyl record with signings and acoustic performances in local music stores, followed by a full band concert presentation on April 26th in the Auditori of Santa Coloma. Even though we’ve still got months to go before the official release of #WaitNoMore, you can download a live preview exclusively on Bandcamp
“From Nashville to the Mediterranean” (14 October 2018)
This Friday, Tori Sparks and the band present an acoustic full-band set “From Nashville to the Mediterranean: A Musical Journey,” reprising their sold-out show this past spring — upright bass included! Advance tickets are available online. All other tour dates are on the website, with more to come.
First Wait No More Video Release + Documentary (1 October 2018)
If you would like to be part of the live audience for a documentary that will feature Tori Sparks and the band, they will be recording during a vermut show at the El Siglo Theater on Sunday, October 14th at 12pm in Sant Cugat. Free entry. Speaking of filming, the first video from the Wait No More concert and live recording will be released on October 30th, including guest dancer Lena Nouar and visuals produced by Barcelona’s VJ Blu.
Thank You: Vic and Wait No More at Luz de Gas (16 September 2018)
Thank you to everyone who came out to the MMVV and to the concert at Luz de Gas. Vic was a full house and the live recording concert surpassed everyone’s wildest expectations. In case you missed it, check out a few clips of the show in this report by Spanish national television, or photos on Facebook. If you were there, please remember to send us your name(s) so that we can include you in the album credits! Stay tuned for more Wait No More news.
Cover Stories + Song of the Week (8 September 2018)
Thank you to Metropolitan magazine for making Tori Sparks and her upcoming live album the cover story this month; to Muzikalia for making “Wait No More” one of their Songs of the Week; and to all the press for their support in these days leading up to the big night. VIP packages are sold out, but advance general admission tickets are still available online.
Special Guests at Luz de Gas + Ronald McDonald House (2 September 2018)
Announcing special guests at the September 14th live album recoding at Luz de Gas! Joining Tori and the band onstage will be flamenco singer and songwriter Alba Bioque, as well as professor and performer of Eastern and Modern dance, Lena Nouart. VIP tickets are sold out, but General Admission tickets are still available. Don’t forget that families and volunteers a the Ronald McDonald House of Barcelona get in free, please make sure to confirm attendance by September 13th.
Mercat de Musica Viva de Vic + Gracias Festas de Gracia (23 August 2018)
Thanks to the street commissions of Gracia -- especially to Plaza Rovira and Calle Joan Blanques de Baix de Tot -- and to everyone who came out to the Festas de Gracia concerts this year, the shows were spectacular. And just announced, Tori Sparks (feat. Calamento + El Rubio) have been invited to perform at the Mercat de Musica Viva de Vic, on September 13th, at 9:30pm in the Carpa Vermella. Full program schedule is online. The show will be preview the following night’s live recording of the album Wait No More. Tickets, VIP packages and preorders are on sale now.
Live Debut of “Wait No More” on Catalunya Radio (10 August 2018)
Tune into Catalunya Radio today at 11:45am to catch an in-studio interview with Tori and the crew from “El Mati,” plus the live acoustic debut of the title track from the upcoming live album, “Wait No More.” Listen live or online.
Press for “Wait No More” Live Recording and Best of the Fest (1 August 2018)
The press are starting to buzz about the live recording on September 14th at Luz de Gas. Thanks to La Voz Telurica, Rock and Roll Army, Los Pilotos Suicidas, La Ganuza, Poplacara, and more for announcing the show. Also thanks to El Periodico and AgendaConcerts.cat for the "Best of the Fest" recommendations of Tori's concerts in La Fiesta Mayor de Gracia later this month.
Andalusia Tour Postponed + New Concert Dates (16 July 2018)
Due to forces beyond their control, Tori Sparks and the band have had to postpone their tour of Andalusia. Stay tuned for new tour dates in the fall. Last-miunte additions to the tour schedule include dates in Blanes and live guest appearances with the bands Alma de Boqueron and Luz Verde in August, all concert dates are here.
Summer Show Schedule Announced (1 July 2018)
Tori Sparks, along with her musical collaborators Calamento and El Rubio, has just announced her summer concert schedule. Highlights include El Teatre el Siglo in Sant Cugat, a mini tour in Andalusia, the Happy Food Trucks Festival, the Sorli Emociones Concert Series, La Festa Mayor del Raval, La Festa Mayor d’Horta, two concerts in La Festa Mayor de Gracia, and more. All tour dates are online here.The band will be hard at work in between concerts preparing for the live album recording on September 14th at Luz de Gas. Advance tickets are on sale now.
El Mar en Acustico + Nariz Vermelho Compilation (20 June 2018)
On June 29th, Tori Sparks + Calamento will present a special concert: Their beloved first album El Mar in its entirety, in acoustic format for the first time. FeaturingTori Sparks (voice/guitar), Javi García (Cajon), Pepe Camacho (Flamenco Guitar), and Ramón Vagué (Upright Bass). Tickets are on sale now. And GMR is happy to announce that the song “Little Wars” by Tori Sparks and Calamento from their album La Huerta is included in a musical compilation supporting the Portugese non-profit organization Nariz Vermelho. Click here to find out more about this great cause.
Tori Sparks + Calamento: Live Album Recording (10 June 2018)
Tori Sparks and her musical collaborators Calamento + El Rubio have released two critically accalimed studio albums and have brought their unique blend of styles to concert goers around the world. Fans and press alike have asked: “When will you record a live album?" On September 14th, 2018, Tori Sparks and the band will present a special concert in Luz de Gas in Barcelona, and they will record it live. They will release a selection of the best songs from the concert on limited-ediition vinyl just in time for Record Store Day 2019. The concert will include their most beloved songs from their previous albums, plus new songs. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this special night! The names of everyone who attends the concert will be included in the album credits, and will be eligible to win a copy of the vinyl in a drawing at the end of the concert. Advance tickets are on sale now. Special guest artists and more details to be announced.
Glass Mountain Records at PrimaveraPro (7 May 2018)
Publicist Alicia Rodríguez and Tori Sparks will be presenting the talk “Glass Mountain Records: A Decade of DIY” on May 31st at 16:15 at the PrimaveraPro professional conference. Just how do you keep a small independent record label going for 10 years across two continents? Find out on May 31st. The talk will be presented in English and in Spanish. Other highlights of the PrimaveraPro schedule include a roundtable with Pablo Hasel and Valtonyc, two of of the artists condemned to jail for their lyrics. Those of us involved with the freedom of speech movement No Callarem have been fighting to spread the word about the injustice of their situation, and the danger that it presents to all of us -- don’t miss their talk at the conference. Full schedule is available on the PrimaveraPro website.:
Live Videos from Record Store Day + Free Music (22 April 2018)
The first live videos from Tori Sparks + Calamento’s in-store performance at Disco 100 on Record Store Day 2018 are on YouTube now, with more to come! In honor of RSD 2018, subscribe to Tori’s channel before May 1st and receive an alternate version of "La Llorona," the B-Side of the single "Everybody Knows" (White Vinyl 7", Glass Mountain Records, 2015). This is a version of the song that was never released on CD nor made available for download. Subscribe now, and make sure to send us your email address!
Tori Sparks Live on The Weekly Mag + Felix Release (12 April 2018)
Tune into La Xarxa TV tomorrow April 13th at 6:30pm for the interview with Tori Sparks by Marcela Topor for English language program The Weekly Mag. Also featuring a live acoustic performance by Tori Sparks and Javi Garcia. Speaking of live performances, the Movistar+ original series Felix was released this week, listen for Tori singing an esthereal version of “Ain't No Sunshine” in episode 4.
Record Store Day 2018 + Live Video Recording + "Barcelona In The Round" (30 March 2018)
Don’t miss the article about Tori Sparks and Glass Mountain Records’ first ten years together in the spring issue of Q by Quadis magazine. And GMR is pleased to announce several very special concerts in April: On April 21st, Tori Sparks + Calamento + El Rubio will present a special in-store performance at independent record store Disco 100, in honor of Record Store Day 2018. The band will record a live video of their mini-concert, and champagne, wine, beer appetizers will be provided. Space is limited, doors open at 5pm. And on the 26th, Tori Sparks hosts her first official “Barcelona In the Round” concert, the first in a series of concerts that will take place throughout 2018, dates to be announced. The “in the round” format is typical of Nashville, but was wholly unknown to Barcelona until the Glass Mountain Records 10th Anniversary Concert this past October, when Carlos Mendoza and Alba Bioque joined Tori onstage. More information about the April 26th concert is here. Advance tickets are on sale now. All concert dates are online.
No Callarem: Press Conference (12 March 2018)
On March 14th at 12:30pm, join Tori Sparks and many other artists, journalists, actors, comedians, producers, and other industry professionals from the local and national community at Antic Teatre in Barcelona for the press conference for the No Callarem freedom of speech movement. Later in the day, Tori will also appear on radios La SER Radio, COPE Radio, ScannerFM Radio, and La Xarxa television. April 9th through 15th she and the rest of the #NoCallarem movement will be organizing and participating in related events around Spain. April 15th will be the second annual No Callarem Concert for the Freedom of Speech, this year at the Modelo Prison. Tori performs at 4pm. Stay tuned for details. Stay tuned for details.
Germany and Austria Tour 2018: Danke! (4 March 2018)
Thanks to all the local promoters and local press who made the Germany and Austria 2018 Tour possible, to Catalan Arts! and Galileo Music, and to everyone who came out to the concerts. Special thanks to Andreas and Ulla Pusch, Florian Damm de Radio Okerwelle, Reinhard, Andreas and Karin of Gajah, and many more. Here is a video from the last concert on the trip, “La Flor de Estambul” live at Sumpfblume in Hameln. See you again in 2019!
La Huerta: More 2017 Best-Of Lists (24 Feb 2018)
It’s almost spring of 2018, yet the Best Of lists are still rolling in! Thanks to Dirty Rock for including La Huerta in their list of the Best Albums of 2017.
Female Voices Concert Series and More Next Month (12 February 2018)
Announcing some very special events in February and March: In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Tori Sparks and the band will be participating in several concert cycles celebrating female artists. Today, February 12th Tori records a live set for Taquilla Inversa on L’H TV. March 11th, the band kicks of the series “Nosotras” (“Us,” feminine) in a vermut musical at Sagrades Tannines. On the 18th, Tori Sparks and DJ Reyes Torio present a doubleheader at Donzella de la Costa Club. On March 22nd, Tori and the guys appear for the first time in full band acoustic format, upright bass included, for the concert series Art en Femini. The concert is called “From Nashville to the Mediterranean: A Musical Journey” at L’Oncle Jack. See the article in newspaper El Periodico here.
Thank You from Tori Sparks and the Casa Ronald McDonald (2 Feb 2018)
Thanks to everyone who came out to the benefit concerts and events that Tori Sparks and GMR helped organize along with the American Society of Barcelona since last October to raise money to help our friend Judith get her new wheelchair, she finally got it! A message from Judith: “Your help has made my life better. I needed a new wheelchair and my family couldn’t afford it. Thanks to your support, and the support of the Casa Ronald McDonald Barcelona this whole time, it suddenly became possible. I’ll never have the words to thank you all enough.”
Germany Tour 2018 + Spanish Shows (18 January 2018)
Tori Sparks and the band are off to Germany and Austria in February, but before they hit the road, they will present La Huerta for the first time in Zaragoza and Masnou, as well as play concerts in Barcelona and other Spanish cities. Details and advance tickets for all concerts are available here. The Dachau concert on 22/2 is sold out.
Top 20 Lists + Felix Soundtrack + 10 Years with D’Addario Strings (9 January 2018)
Iconic rock magazine Popular1 has Tori Sparks listed as one of the Top 5 Female Artists of the Year (January 2018 issue), and La Huerta as one of the Top 20 Albums of the Year in any genre or gender, on the list compiled by critic Federico Navarro. Thank you Pop1 crew! Tori has started 2018 off with a bang, performing on the soundtrack of the TV series Felix (HBO Spain/Movistar), to be released this month, as well as celebrating ten years of being endorsed by the strings manufacturer D'Addario. Happy Anniversary!
Happy New Year + Felix + First 2018 Concerts Announced (31 December 2017)
THANK YOU to all the fans, friends, press, promotors, bookers, DJs, humans in general who have been so supportive of Tori Sparks' new album La Huerta, and of Glass Mountain Records in it’s 10th year. It’s been a wild ride -- it wouldn’t have been the same without you. Tori and the guys will hit the ground running as the new year begins, performing at concerts honoring David Bowie and to Elvis Presley, as well as gearing up for shows all over Spain, Austria, and Germany in the months to come. You also might just hear Tori singing in one of the episodes of Movistar/HBO Spain’s original series Felix, coming January 2018. Happy New Year and see you on the road!
Free Music, Feliz Navidad! (2 December 2017)
Through the end of December, subscribe to the GMR Official YouTube Channel or make any purchase through the ToriSparks.com online store, and we’ll send you a free live recording of Tori Sparks, Calamento + El Rubio from the GMR 10th Anniversary Concert, recorded and mixed by Andres Giraldo of Analog Recordings. Just make sure we have your email address. Feliz Navidad! Speaking of Tori merch, send us a photo of yourself wearing your new GMR teeshirt -- Tori will post it on Facebook and Instagram. Thanks to friends and fans who have already send pics from San Francisco, Berlin, Barcelona, even the Sahara Desert!
November: Benefit Concerts and Special Shows (11 November 2017)
November is a month filled with benefit concerts and special shows. On November 12th, Tori Sparks is an invited soloist at a concert by the Coro Gospel Gracia, the first concert in the Cicle Drets Humans, Migracio i Refugi (Concert Cycle for Human Rights, Migrants and Refugees). November 17th Tori Sparks + Reyes Torio are presented in stripped-down semiacoustic format by Curtcircuit at Sala Slow, and on the 18th the band travels to Tarragona. On November 22nd Tori opens for fellow US singer-songwriter and road warrior Nicole Atkins in Barcelona, and the next day she and the guys headline the Inauditus Festival. On November 26th, Tori appears on the RTVE program Cachitos de Hierro y Cromo, the 30th is a benefit concert sponsored by the American Society of Barcelona to raise money for a young lady at the Casa Ronald McDonald who is in need of a new wheelchair. Stay tuned for December shows.
Tori Sparks on Carne Cruda + Christmas Concert Tickets On Sale (8 November 2017)
Check out the Carne Cruda interview with Tori Sparks, also featuring acclaimed film director Jaume Balagueró and members of the Prostibulo Poetico, filmed at the Casa Corona in Barcelona. And this just in: Tori Sparks, Calamento + El Rubio will play a Christmas Concert at Nota79 on December 23rd, with special guest artists TBA. The show will not only be the last concert of the year, but also supports the local Red Cross’ initiative “Sus Derechos en Juego” to collect toys for children in the local community. Information and tickets to the December concerts are available here.
Fall Concerts: Voll-Damm Intl. Jazz Festival, More (21 October 2017)
THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the GMR 10th Anniversary concert on the 19th! On the heels of the blow-out show, Tori Sparks and the guys have some exciting fall shows lined up, including: The Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival, daytime vermuts musicales, Tori appearing as a guest artist at the Alma de Boqueron album release show, the Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival, the Festival Inauditus, and much more. All tour dates and links to buy tickets are here.
NEW GMR 10th Anniversary Teeshirts (18 October 2017)
The GMR 10th Anniversary teeshirts are here! Limited-edition and screen-printed by hand, the shirts come in men’s and women’s styles, with the option of two different designs, both variations on the new Glass Mountain Records logo. We nearly sold out of them at the celebration show at Marula Cafe in Barcelona, pick one up from the online store before they’re gone!
Tori Sparks at La Fira Mediterránea de Manresa (6 October 2017)
Tori will help present the talk "Wine & Fest Forum: Musica, Femenini i Singular” at the Fira Mediterránea international music conference in Manresa, Spain this week, along with the director of the Oslo World Festival (Alexandra Archetti), Alex Petropoulos of Songlines magazine, Andy Inglis of 5000MGMT, and Portugese fado singer Misia. Come say hello.
GMR Catalog On Sale Through October (1 October 2017)
In celebration of Glass Mountain Records’ 10th Anniversary, we are offering a pack of all five Tori Sparks albums released by GMR since its inception in 2007. Includes Under This Yellow Sun (2007), The Scorpion in the Story (2009), Until Morning/Come Out of the Dark (2011), El Mar (2014), and La Huerta (2017). Also available: The Tori Sparks Vinyl Records Collection (3 albums). Includes Until Morning/Come Out of the Dark (12” LP - GMR 2011), Everybody Knows/La Llorona (7” white vinyl single - GMR 2014), and La Huerta (12" LP - GMR 2017). Available only through October 31st, 2017. On sale exclusively through Tori Sparks’ online store.
Celebrate with Us! Glass Mountain Records Turns 10 Years Old (14 September 2017)
Glass Mountain Records turns 10 years old! In 2007. Tori Sparks started a small DIY record label in her apartment on West End Avenue in Nashville, TN. One decade later, GMR continues to put out fiercely independent music, and Tori has toured in 24 countries. Come celebrate this special evening with a concert by Tori Sparks, Calamento, El Rubio, invited guest artists, a post-concert DJ session with Reyes Torio, and more surprises to come. Just for coming by to say hola on this special night, Tori's Happy Birthday GMR gift to you is a limited edition shirt, screenprinted by hand by the artistic geniuses at OYEME! Productions in Barcelona. Thanks to Glass Mountain Records' partner companies for making the last 10 years possible: Burnside Distribution, Galileo Music Communication, Karonte Distribution, Alicia Musica, APM Music, D'Addario Strings, Soterrani, Thembe Fashions, Aupamusic, Ventilador Music, and all our fans and friends we've made along the way. See you on October 19th! Doors open at 9:30pm. Advance tickets are available via Ticketshop.com. (Tickets available with and without teeshirt.)
First Fall 2017 Concerts Announced (29 August 2017)
Just off the successful Andalusia tour (sold-out shows in Almeria, Cadiz, more), Tori and the band are gearing up for Fall 2017. Their first stops will be in the Basque Country in the North of Spain, followed by Barcelona shows and solo acoustic concerts in Poland. Stay tuned for details and more tour dates.
Barcelona Terrorist Attack: Concerts Cancelled (August 17th, 2017)
The show tonight as well as the rest of the concerts in the Fiestas de Gracia have been cancelled due to the terrorist attack in Barcelona on August 17th. Tori, the band, their family and friends are all safe. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. Barcelona stands united and will recover from this terrible tragedy. The band's concerts in Andalucia (Malaga, Cadiz, Almeria, Granda, etc.) will go on as planned.
World Music from Catalonia 2017 (August 2nd, 2017)
The song “Nature Boy” by Tori Sparks + Calamento + El Rubio is featured on the World Music from Catalonia 2017 compilation, released this week by Catalan! Arts and the local government. Thanks to Xavier Cester, Toni Castardado and the rest of the team for their support.
Summer Interviews (July 10th, 2017)
The summer has started off with a flurry of interviews and articles, thanks to Cronicas Sonoras, Barcelona City FM, Muzikalia, MondoSonoro, TVE, Rock and Roll Army, Mi Rollo Es Indie, Ruta66, Country Music Fame, Radio Kanal Barcelona, ScannerFM, Songlines, and Radio3. More to come, stay tuned!
Summer Tour Dates (June 19th, 2017)
Tori Sparks + Calamento + El Rubio announce concerts in Lleida, Jaca, Sant Andreu de la Barca, Cadiz, Almeria, Huesca, Barcelona, with more to come. All tour dates are here.
Dia de la Musica in Madrid (June 8th, 2017)
Tori Sparks and El Rubio will play a special show in duo at Costello Club in Madrid on June 23rd. Advance tickets are available here, doors open at 8:30pm. They will also perform at the celebration hosted Juan de Pablos of Radio3 at concert venue El Sol the previous night. Tori will also present the new album La Huerta with an acoustic set at iconic local record store Holy Cuervo as a part of the performances for the International Day of Music or Dia de la Musica on June 21st. Get more details here.
First German Reviews for La Huerta (May 31st, 2017)
Danke Germany for the first press on Tori Sparks' new album La Huerta. Check out the reviews by magazines Folkworld and Sound and Image, with more to come.
#NoCallerem Concert: Big Success, Big Controversy (May 22nd, 2017)
Tori interviewed here on Radio4 and is featured in a report on TV3 (minute 00:45:00) among other television and radio reports and newspaper articles, regarding the No Callarem concert on the 21st, which saw a turnout of 4500+ people, raised almost double the funds expected, and stirred political controversy across Spain.
Summer Concerts Announced (May 13th, 2017)
Summer shows announced, including the American Society of Barcelona’s annual Independence Day celebration, summer festivals, and many more. Advance tickets are on sale now for Tori Sparks’ upcoming concert in Madrid featuring El Rubio at Costello Club.
Tori Sparks Confirmed to Play #NoCallarem (May 6th, 2017)
This morning, the final lineup for the solidarity concert No Callarem was announced. On May 21st, Tori Sparks, Maika Makovski, A Contra Blues, Albert Pla, Za!, Che Sudaka, and many other artists will come together in a show of support of freedom of speech and artistic expression. Tori Sparks and Glass Mountain Records stand up for these rights in the local community and worldwide, especially in the arenas of art, music, and culture. More information is here. No callaremos, porque mañana puede ser tu. Donations to help make the concert possible and to help the legal defense fund for Valtonyc are being accepted via Goteo.org. Tori Sparks performs at 1pm local time.
RSD Thanks and New Shows Announced (April 26th, 2017)
Thanks to everyone who came out to Record Store Day and snagged a copy of the La Huerta vinyl. Photos and video from the live in-store performances are on Facebook. Congratulations to the winners of the Jagermeister vinyl records giveaway. Hot on the heels of the vinyl release, new concerts announced in Barcelona and Madrid, with more Spring and Summer dates coming soon.
Last Week to Preorder La Huerta Vinyl Record (April 18th, 2017)
Only five days left to preorder your copy of the limited vinyl edition of Tori Sparks + Calamento + El Rubio's new album La Huerta. Click here for details. Catch Tori performing live acoustic sets in stores on Record Store Day this coming Saturday, information on the official RSD website.
Tori Sparks on Musics and Happy Anniversary 66RPM (April 6th, 2017)
This Friday, tune into TVE2 at 7:30pm for a live interview and performance at the historic Mercantic market in San Cugat, Tori Sparks and the band are the third episode of new program Musics by Goyo Prados. Later that same evening, Tori Sparks will perform at the 66RPM 5-Year Anniversary Celebration at the Antigua Fabrica Damm in Barcelona, click for more information.
Live on LateMotiv and Madrid Concert Tickets (Mar. 29th, 2017)
Tori Sparks + Calamento + El Rubio play live on LateMotiv with Andreu Buenafuente tonight, tune in at 11pm. And there is only one day left to purchase advance tickets for the Madrid concert at Sala Clamores. Congratulations to the winners of the SoulSpain drawing for a pair of free tickets!
More Press for La Huerta (Mar. 26th, 2017)
More press for La Huerta, thank you for all the support El Diaro Abierto, Muzikalia, La Vanguardia, TimeOut Madrid, RAC1, Colectivo Raro Proposito, Qualsevolnit, Free World, El EcoDiario, Crossroads Blues Radio, Radio Sabadell, Rockdelux (April issue), Enderrock (April issue), with more to come.
Music Video Presentation Tonight and Madrid Tickets (Mar. 23rd, 2017)
Today at 8pm, join Tori Sparks, Calamento, El Rubio, and the cast and crew of the "Nature Boy" music video in a special first-look presentation at Bar Polaroid in Barcelona. This is also the last week to purchase advance tickets for the Madrid presentation of La Huerta, March 30th at Sala Clamores.
Limited-Edition Vinyl of La Huerta Coming April 22 (Mar. 13th, 2017)
Tori Sparks + Calamento will release a limited-edition vinyl version of their new album La Huerta for Record Store Day 2017. The vinyl records will be available for sale only in independent record stores, or via preorder online.
"Nature Boy" Official Music Video Screening (Mar. 7th, 2017)
Tori Sparks, Calamento and El Rubio present their new music video "Nature Boy" (directed by Francesco Tavolaro and featuring Helena Makowska and Marc Espuny Sanchez), in an official first-look screening on March 23rd at Polaroid in Barcelona. The night will begin with an acoustic set by Tori Sparks, a presentation by the cast and crew, a screening of live video "Wade in the Water," and finally, the presentation of "Nature Boy."
Rock and Bots Solidarity Concert (Feb. 28th, 2017)
On March 6th, Tori Sparks, Albert Boira, Toni Moog, Ju, Augie Burr, The Velvet Candles and more come together to raise funds for the Laboratori Fabulos del Pere Manel in a concert at Luz de Gas.Tickets are 10 euros, on sale at Atrapalo.
Thank You from Tori: Album Release Concert (Feb. 24th, 2017)
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the CD release concert at Luz de Gas such an unforgettable night. Special thanks to our guest artists El Yiyo, Alba Bioque, Ramon Gimenez and Julio de los Chavis. Thanks to Alicia Musica, Aupamusic, Senen Armengol, Roger and the Luz de Gas crew, Thembe Fashions, Shooting the Sound, Soterrani, Peluquerria 89.9, What Jazz Happened Meetup group, the American Society of Barcelona, all the press and photographers who have been so supportive, and our friends who helped to spread the word. Photos and video are on Facebook now, with more to come. Milliones de gracias.
"Wade in the Water" Video a YouTube Hit (Feb. 22nd, 2017)
Only a few days after its low-key release on February 13th, the live video for the bonus track "Wade in the Water" is at 22,000+ views on YouTube. Thanks fans and friends for watching, and for being a part of the video.
CD Release Concert Announced in Madrid (Feb. 17th, 2017)
Tori Sparks + Calamento + El Rubio will perform live on LateMotiv with Andreu Buenafuente on the 28th of March, followed by their official Madrid album release concert at Sala Clamores on March 30th. Tickets on sale now.
Invites Guests at Luz de Gas (Feb. 15th, 2017)
Tori and the band are excited to announce two more invited artists who will participate in the La Huerta CD release show at Luz de Gas: Julio de los Chavis and Ramon Gimenez of Ojos de Brujo. Advance tickets are on sale now.
More Press for La Huerta (Feb. 12th, 2017)
Thanks to local, national and international press for their support of the new album, coming February 23rd. Ruta66, SoloRock, TimeOutBarcelona, Radio3, Radio4, Metropolitan, MondoSonoro, TV33, and others with many more interviews and reviews to come in the coming months. Please stay tuned.
New Album La Huerta Exclusive TODAY (Feb. 6th, 2017)
Today, listen for the first time to the new album by Tori Sparks, Calamento, and El Rubio in an exclusive first look by magazine Rockdelux.
First Press for the New Album (Feb. 2nd, 2017)
Tori and the band are off the road from a fantastic German tor (danke Deutschland!), and the press has started making noise about Tori Sparks' upcoming new album La Huerta, thanks to Ruta66 for their support as always.
Preorder the New Album by Tori Sparks (Jan. 28th, 2017)
Starting February 1st, you can preorder the new album La Huerta by Tori Sparks and Calamento featuring El Rubio on iTunes.
Tickets for La Huerta Album Release Show (Jan. 20th, 2017)
Tickets are on sale now for Tori Sparks + Calamento + El Rubio's album release show at Luz de Gas in Barcelona. February 23rd at 9pm -- reserve your spot early, we are expecting the show to sell out.
Germany Tour Starts January 20th (January 15, 2017)
Tori and the band will be on the road in Germany from January 20th through 29th, advance tickets available on the websites of each venue. Tour dates are here. The first few shows of the tour will be Tori Sparks in duo with percusionista extraordinaire Javi Garcia. The rest of the band joins them halfway through the trip. January 26th will be a live video taping as well as a concert.
Local and National Press Pouring in On the Eve of Bowie Tribute Concert (Jan. 9th, 2016)
Thank you to all the local and national press -- Radio4, Radio3, Catalunya Radio, iCat Radio, La Vanguardia, Mondosonoro, Ruta 66, El Punt Diari, TV2, and many others -- who have been so supportive of tomorrow's benefit concert and tribute to David Bowie, featuring Tori Sparks, Glaucs, Elefantes, Ramon Aragall, Seward, and many more.
January Germany Tour Announced (Jan. 2nd, 2017)
Happy New Year! Tori Sparks, Calamento and El Rubio will be on the road in Germany from January 20th through 28th, with advance copies of the upcoming new album available for sale. Details here.
Album RELEASE CONCERT ANNOUNCED (Dec. 28th, 2016)
Tori Sparks + Calamento featuring El Rubio will present the music from their new album La Huerta at Luz de Gas on February 23rd at 9pm. Advance tickets on sale soon via the Luz de Gas.
David Bowie Tribute Concert Lineup Announced (Dec. 19th, 2016)
Tori Sparks is one of the highlights of an all-star lineup for "The Stars Look Very Different Today," the second annual David Bowie Tribute and Benefit Concert at Sala Razzmatazz in Barcelona. Advance tickets on sale online, at local FNAC stores, and at the club box office.
New Album FINISHED + Aitch (Dec. 12th, 2016)
Tori Sparks + Calamento finish up the mixing of the new album this week, and are in the mastering studio as of December 19th. We are excited to announce that the new album's cover art will be based on a design by Romanian painters and illustrator Aitch.
Music Video Shoot (Dec. 6th, 2016)
Tori and the band will be shooting a music video for their upcoming new album on December 13th. Interested in being an extra? Men and women, ages 18-60, semi-formal attire. Drop us an email.
Elvis and Friends Tribute Concert Featuring Lone Star, Tori Sparks, More (Nov. 27th, 2016)
Tori Sparks will be a special guest at the second annual Elvis tribute concert at Luz de Gas on January 7th. Other invited artists include Pere Gene of Lone Star, Joan Vinyals, Rafa Pons, Dani Nello and more. Tickets on sale now.
Last Tori Sparks + Calamento Concert of 2016 (Nov. 22nd, 2016)
Don't miss Tori and the guys' last show of the year at Harlem Jazz Club this Friday, November 25th. The next concert will be the new album release show in February. Stay tuned!
NEW ALBUM RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED (Nov. 14th, 2016)
After months in the recording studio, Tori Sparks, Calamento, and maestro of the electric guitar El Rubio are almost at the finish line. Their new album will officially be released on February 23rd, 2017. Pre-orders will be available on iTunes as of February 1st, 2017.
"Wade in the Water" Live Studo Session and Democrats Abroad (Nov. 2nd, 2016)
On November 7th, Tori and the band will record a live video in the recording studio with audience participation. Attendance is limited to 25 people, by invitation or RSVP only. And Barcelona expats, don't miss the Democrats Abroad Election Watch Party at Luz de Gas on November 8th, Tori and the band will play from 10pm till 1am as the first exit poll results come in.
"A la Carta" Radio3 Interview and Recording Studio (Oct. 26th, 2016)
Watch Tori Sparks' interview with Radio3 after the Monkey Week showcase in Sevilla here. Thanks for the continued support of El Mar from the local and national press.