Hear First New The Mars Volta Single In Over A Decade, Fall 2022 North American Tour Details
Who would’ve called this? The Mars Volta is back! They’ve woken up from their slumber and released an 11 minute new single / short film called “Blacklight Shine”!
As you’ll hear, “Blacklight Shine” has a Caribbean style vibe, as guitarist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala hope to make a splash upon their return.
Bixler-Zavala says the lyrics of the songs help illuminate the idea of “a wave of rolling blackouts washing memories onto shore, a heartbeat that still remembers everything.”
I’m just high enough to really enjoy that quote.
Meanwhile, The Mars Volta also announced a North American tour (their first live performances since 2012)! As of now, it starts up on September 23 in Dallas, Texas and wraps up a month later, October 21, in Los Angeles, California. Teri Gender Bender is the special guest on the tour.
Sep. 23 – The Factory in Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX
Sep. 25 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
Sep. 27 – The Metropolitan Opera House – Philadelphia, PA
Sep. 29 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
Oct. 01 – MGM Music Hall at Fenway – Boston, MA
Oct. 03 – The Anthem – Washington, DC
Oct. 05 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
Oct. 06 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
Oct. 08 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
Oct. 11 – The Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
Oct. 14 – Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
Oct. 18 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
Oct. 21 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
Didn’t we do a story about The Mars Volta’s 18-LP box set “La Realidad De Los Sueños” last year? And how they sold their 5,000-print run in under 24 hours? Pretty sure we did.
This new is better.
They’re back. Tell everyone. The Mars Volta is back!