THE MARS VOLTA has announced an upcoming string of live dates taking place this June with support from special guests TERI GENDER BENDER. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 16 at 10 am local time.
The band is confirmed to perform a set at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festivaltaking place June 14 in Manchester, Tennessee.
THE MARS VOLTA continues to support its most recent albums, “The Mars Volta” and “May God Curse You My Heart”. The dates announced today are cities the band have yet to perform in since their return to performing together.
The upcoming film “Omar And Cedric: If This Ever Gets Weird” was recently announced to have its North American premiere at the upcoming SXSW Festival. The film shows the iconic duo’s journey from the hardcore scene in El Paso, Texas, to rock and roll acclaim; from growing up as minorities to their rise to success; from struggles with loss, and addiction to their blazing comeback. A depiction of love, death, and inspiration — with a soundtrack that has defined a generation. It was directed by Nicolas Jack Davies and produced by Clouds Hill Films in association with Press Films.
June 06 – Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA
June 08 – The Sylvee – Madison, WI
June 09 – Egyptian Room at Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN
June 10 – The Admiral Theater – Omaha, NE
June 12 – Kemba Live! – Columbus, OH
June 14 – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival – Manchester, TN
Formed by guitarist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, THE MARS VOLTA rose from the ashes of El Paso punk-rock firebrands AT THE DRIVE-IN in 2001. On a mission to “honor our roots and honor our dead”, THE MARS VOLTA made music that fused the Latin sounds Rodriguez-Lopez was raised on with the punk and underground noise he and Bixler-Zavala they had immersed themselves in for years, and the futuristic visions they were tapping into. The albums that followed were one-of-a-kind masterpieces, their songs of breath-taking complexity also possessing powerful emotional immediacy. After the group fell silent, a legion of devotees kept up an insistent drum-beat for their return.
Photo by Clemente Ruiz