Posted in music | tour dates on April 16, 2009

by Black Bubblegum

The Mars Volta LIVE at Sasquatch 2008 (More by Chris Graham)

Through complex mathematics in off-kilter time signatures and pentatonic phyrigian dominant minor scales*, The Mars Volta have constructed an equation to create the ultimate polygon/album, The Octahedron. Due on Jun 23rd via Warner Brothers, The Octahedron follows last year's Grammy-winner The Bedlam In Goliath. In an Onion AV Club feature with last year just prior to the release of The Bedlam In Goliath, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez declared their next album would be "acoustic" and would also include "electronic instruments as well".

The Mars Volta have a ton of festival dates lined up, but only two in the US so far: Bonnaroo on June 13th and Outside Lands on August 29th. All TMV tour dates are below.

In other Mars Volta related news, the previously mentioned El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez recently posted a second video teaser for their upcoming album, Cryptomnesia, which is due on May 5th via Rodriguez Lopez Productions/Sargent House. Pre-orders are here, or you can scoot on down to your local indie record store to scoop up one of 3,000 LP copies that will be made available on Record Store Day (April 18th). Many other great bands and locations are participating as well, so get out there!

Cryptomnesia Teaser II

* musicians don't flame me, I made that scale bit up

Jun 13 2009 Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester, Tennessee
Jun 20 2009 Hurricane Festival Scheessel
Jun 21 2009 Southside Festival Neuhausen ob Eck
Jun 23 2009 Volkshaus Zurich
Jun 26 2009 Idroscalo Festival Milan
Jun 28 2009 Olympia Paris
Jun 29 2009 Stahlwerk Dusseldorf
Jul 2 2009 Arivka Festival Arivka
Jul 3 2009 Roskilde Festival Roskilde
Jul 5 2009 Rock Werchter Festival Werchter
Jul 6 2009 Den Atelier luxembourg
Jul 8 2009 Paradiso Amsterdam
Jul 10 2009 T In the Park Festival kinross-Shire, Scotland
Jul 11 2009 Oxegen Festival Dublin
Aug 29 2009 Outside Lands Festival San Francisco, California



Comments (31)

This comment is NOT sarcasm, I'm interested in the answer:

Does anyone who frequents this board listen to Mars Volta?

Posted by Rajah of Rehab | April 16, 2009 8:41 AM


Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 8:45 AM


Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 8:49 AM

not anymore

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 8:52 AM

yea. they were my favorite band when i was 16 (when france the mute came out). don't really listen to them anymore. how the mighty have fallen. curious to see if this new album will be a return to form.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 8:55 AM


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Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 9:20 AM


Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 9:29 AM

me too...

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 9:44 AM

Y E S !

Posted by J to the D | April 16, 2009 9:45 AM

I had a friend who died for something he truly loved, I had a friend who stood for none of the above.

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | April 16, 2009 10:30 AM

I would rather listen to the black crows.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 11:19 AM

yea dude

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 11:41 AM


Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 11:54 AM

i don't, never have.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 12:07 PM

then why you reading this post?

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 12:32 PM

the MEHs volta

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 12:58 PM

Fuck yes

Posted by Harvey | April 16, 2009 1:19 PM

yes, love their first record, next two weren't so good, but Bedlam was my favorite album of 2008.

Posted by Tim J | April 16, 2009 2:47 PM

anyone heard this band... i saw them in LA with Foot Village last week. Live show reminded a lot of mars volta. sick! kill kill kill

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 4:24 PM


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Posted by fuckwebsterhall | April 17, 2009 8:15 AM

The Volta are true expression. Both the heights and the depths. To have preconcieved notions of the new records sound after listening to the 4 existing records would be naive. When youre flicking on the boob tube theyre flickin on toys that require a little more participation.

Posted by klappenbach | May 9, 2009 6:20 AM

Mars Volta>Black Crows

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2009 10:55 AM

ur a absolute fag if u rather listen to the black crows than the mars volta. they have so much talent its pouring out of their eyes, ears and mouth. if u dont think so then u dont kno music and u r a absolute fag for making a comment like that without knowing anything.fag go eat shit and die

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 3:35 PM

3:35 forgot to take his Pozac today. Such anger... I prefer the Black Crows as well. Volta is good, but you have to admit, not as talented as The Black crows.

Posted by fag | May 19, 2009 3:57 PM

I agree with Fag. The Black Crows are legends! Mars Volta? Meh...

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2009 4:03 PM

The Mars Volta are the poor mans Black Crows. Most will agree.

Posted by Billy | May 19, 2009 4:08 PM

The Black Crows ain't better than Mars Volta, they are completly differnt groups, you can't compare them. And I don't think any Black Crows member is as talented as Omar rodriguez, but anyway they have a completly different focus

Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2009 5:50 PM

i cant believe im hearing this. im not the BIGGEST volta fan but the black crowes? when you finish listening to the crows do you put in justin timberlake or brittany spears next

Posted by yoyo | August 8, 2009 10:08 AM

Who cares about The Black Crows and The Mars Volta. I'd rather listen to the Spin Doctors.

Posted by Anonymous | March 14, 2010 8:08 AM

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