It’s been 12 years since Sparks the Rescue first graced us with titles such as “We Love Like Vampires” and “Autumn.” Now, in a proper twist for this roller coaster of a year, the band is hinting at a possible reunion livestream featuring music off of their debut studio album, Eyes To The Sun.
“Due to the departure of crucial band members, Fearless Records has released Sparks The Rescue and Artist Vs Poet from their contractual obligations,” the label said in a statement, “We wish them all the best for their future endeavors.”
In 2012, the band announced a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new album and cover the cost of a tour van. Donors more than doubled the campaign goal with over $12,500 pledged. They recorded and released their self-titled EP that same year.
The group saw another lineup change in 2012 with Nick Bilotta replacing Dylan Taylor on drums. Bilotta left the band in 2014 at which point founding member Nathan Spencer reclaimed his seat behind the kit.
Now, they’re teasing a resurgence with a tweet by the band’s official account on Friday.
“Hypothetically, if there were to be a reunion live stream of maybe…[Eyes To The Sun], or something… would y’all tune in?”
Hypothetically.. if there were to be a.. reunion livestream of maybe…eyes to the sun, or something… would y’all tune in? pic.twitter.com/zJw79owzpc
— Sparks The Rescue (@sparkstherescue) September 18, 2020
If it comes to fruition, this will be the group’s first live performance in almost two years.
The query follows an uptick in the band’s social media activity over the last month. They posted to Twitter in August, for the first time since 2018, requesting pictures and videos from previous live shows.
Seeking – pics & vids from any of y’all that have seen us live in the past! Send tweets 🖤
— Sparks The Rescue (@sparkstherescue) August 5, 2020
It’s not immediately clear what lineup the tweet is referring to but the photo attached to the tweet depicts the original Eyes To The Sun lineup. If this is any indicator, then we could be seeing the return of Roy, Toby McAllister, Patrick O’Connell, Ben Briggs and Nathan Spencer.
Of course, fans were quick to respond to the band’s cryptic query with overwhelming support. With all luck, the resounding affirmations will make this “hypothetical” a reality.
Considering I was just blaring your music while driving to pick up lunch ….. Yes…. Yes I would.
— 🍟 Mica 🍟 (@Micathegr8) September 18, 2020
Hypothically, I would SO BE THERE for this
— andraea (@ixamxdrae) September 18, 2020
— Ava Hale (@AvaHale666) September 18, 2020
Would you tune in for an Eyes to the Sun era Sparks the Rescue reunion? Let us know in the comments.