Hear First New The Mars Volta Single In Over A Decade, Fall 2022 North American Tour Details

June 21, 2022

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!