The Mars Volta Return With New Song and Tour Announcement

Breaking more than a decade break, The Mars Volta reawaken from their lengthy hiatus with the release of their new single and short film for “Blacklight Shine”, streaming now at this link:

“Blacklight Shine” pulses with Caribbean rhythms and showcases guitarist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala with pop melodies driving Bixler-Zavala’s story.

The lyrics of “Blacklight Shine” help to illuminate the idea of “a wave of rolling blackouts washing memories onto shore, a heartbeat that still remembers everything,” explains Bixler-Zavala.

Today, the band also announces upcoming tour dates kicking off September 23 at The Factory at Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX and closing in Los Angeles, CA at The Palladium with special guest Teri Gender Bender The following dates mark the first time the band has performed live since 2012. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 24 at:

The Mars Volta Tour Dates

  • September 23 – The Factory in Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX
  • September 25 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
  • September 27 – The Metropolitan Opera House – Philadelphia, PA
  • September 29 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
  • October 1 – MGM Music Hall at Fenway – Boston, MA
  • October 3 – The Anthem – Washington, DC
  • October 5 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
  • October 6 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI
  • October 8 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
  • October 11 – The Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO
  • October 14 – Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
  • October 18 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
  • October 21 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA

The Mars Volta – Blacklight Shine (Official Video)

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