THE MARS VOLTA Returns With First New Single In Over A Decade, Announces Fall 2022 North American Tour

THE MARS VOLTA has reawakened from its prolonged hiatus with the discharge of a brand new single and brief movie for “Blacklight Shine”.

“Blacklight Shine” pulses with refined brilliance, Caribbean rhythms underpinning subtle, turbulent songcraft. The tune showcases guitarist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala at their most accessible with pop melodies driving Bixler-Zavala‘s story.

The lyrics of “Blacklight Shine” assist to light up the concept of “a wave of rolling blackouts washing reminiscences onto shore, a heartbeat that also remembers the whole lot,” explains Bixler-Zavala.

On June 19, a mysterious dice appeared in Grand Park in Los Angeles, California. “L’ytome Hodorxí Telesterion”, an audio-visual artwork set up, was erected to inform the story of the return of THE MARS VOLTA. Inside the dice, guests have been taken on a full, immersive journey to outer area, and the place “Blacklight Shine” was heard for the primary time by the general public. The expertise within the dice was meant to impress self-reflection, with the one guiding followers on a journey by limitless galaxies and again all the way down to earth, to oneself. Those that have been unable to witness “L’ytome Hodorxí Telesterion” in particular person can stay up for a digital expertise on July 1.

In the present day, the band additionally broadcasts upcoming tour dates kicking off September 23 at The Manufacturing facility at Deep Ellum in Dallas, Texas and shutting in Los Angeles, California at The Palladium with particular visitor TERI GENDER BENDER. The dates mark the primary time the band has carried out dwell since 2012.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m. native time.

Tour dates:

Sep. 23 – The Manufacturing facility in Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX
Sep. 25 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
Sep. 27 – The Metropolitan Opera Home – Philadelphia, PA
Sep. 29 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
Oct. 01 – MGM Music Corridor at Fenway – Boston, MA
Oct. 03 – The Anthem – Washington, DC
Oct. 05 – Massey Corridor – 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

Shaped 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 lifeless,” 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 have been tapping into. The albums that adopted have been one-of-a-kind masterpieces, their songs of breath-taking complexity additionally possessing highly effective emotional immediacy. After the group fell silent, a legion of devotees (together with Kanye West) stored up an insistent drum beat for his or her return.

Now — a 12 months after “La Realidad De Los Sueños”, an opulent 18-LP box-set compiling their again catalog, offered out its 5,000-print run in beneath 24 hours — THE MARS VOLTA is again.

Photograph credit score: Fats Bob

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