The Mars Volta have announced a run of show dates in Europe that will take place in June 2023, and some shows supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers and Iggy Pop.
These shows come on the heels of 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.
“The Mars Volta” can be streamed and purchased digitally and physically. 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, which can be ordered here. 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.
UK and EU pre-sale for the upcoming headline shows with support from Teri Gender Bender on Wednesday Feb 22 at 10am local, general on-sale this Friday Feb 24 at 10am local time here.
European Tour Dates 2023:
June 8 – Primavera Sound – Porto, Portugal
June 9 – Primavera Sound – Madrid, Spain
June 11 – Best Kept Secret – Hilvaranbeek, Netherlands
June 14 Antwerp, Belgium – Olt
June 21 Warsaw, Poland – Pge Narodowy *
June 24 Berlin, Germany – Verti Music Hall
June 26 Mannheim, Germany – Mannheim Maimmarktgelände*
* (w/ Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy Pop)
US Tour Dates 2023:
May 09 – Oklahoma City, OK
May 10 – Albuquerque, NM
May 13 – Tempe, AZ
May 14 – El Paso, TX
May 16 – San Antonio, TX
May 18 – New Orleans, LA
May 19 – Houston, TX
Mexican Show 2023:
May 24 – Pepsi Center Mexico City, Mexico