The Mars Volta have announced a highly anticipated UK tour, which kicks off at Glasgow Barrowland on 16th June and culminates with a show at the iconic Troxy in London on 18th June.
These shows come on the heels of a wildly prolific year for the band. In September of 2022, they released ‘The Mars Volta’, their seventh studio album and first new music in a decade via Clouds Hill Recordings. It was critically acclaimed and reignited guitarist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala – finding them at the most mature, most concise, and most focused place they had ever been.
Tickets for the upcoming headline shows will go on sale at 10AM on 24th February via the band’s website here.
UK DATES – JUNE 2023
16th – Barrowland, Glasgow
17th – O2 Apollo, Manchester
18th – Troxy, London
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 Rodríguez-López was raised on with the punk and underground noise he and Bixler-Zavala 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 (including Kanye West) kept up an insistent drum-beat for their return.