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The Mars Volta – new album news, some tour dates & stuff

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

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