The Mars Volta announces spring 2022 tour dates

Headlining trek features support from Teri Gender Bender

The Mars Volta has announced a run of headline show dates that will take place this May and include performances at Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, Welcome To Rockville Festival in Daytona, FL and a show supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers in San Diego.

These shows come on the heels 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. Digitally, the album is available in Dolby Atmos and spatial audio, and physically on CD and vinyl with Clouds Hill holding an exclusive, kinetic version of the vinyl. A special, gold foiled outer sleeve with embossed art is also available on LP, CD and cassette.

They also embarked on a nationwide tour, which had them performing live as The Mars Volta for the first time in ten years. The shows sold out quickly with many cities adding extra nights due to overwhelming demand, which also sold out.

Tickets for the upcoming headline shows with support from Teri Gender Bender will go on sale on February 3rd at 10 am local time via band’s website.

The Mars Volta 2023 Tour Dates:

May 6 – Atlanta @ Shaky Knees Festival
May 9 – Oklahoma City @ The Criterion
May 10 – Albuquerque, NM @ Revel
May 12 – San Diego @ Snapdragon Stadium
May 13 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
May 14 – El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre
May 16 – San Antonio, TX @ Tech Port Center & Arena
May 18 – New Orleans @ Orpheum Theatre
May 19 – Houston @ 713 Music Hall
May 21 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville Festival

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