The Mars Volta add dates to 2008 world tour

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The Mars Volta

Look what happened into our inbox today… Some Mars Volta news for the kiddies. Yeah!

“Perhaps the most musically adventurous act currently signed to a major label”-THE NEW YORKER

The Mars Volta, who kicked off their spring 2008 headline tour last week in Florida, have confirmed that they will be bringing their “thrilling Zeppelin-esque mojo” (INTERVIEW) to additional cities from Denver to the Pacific Rim.

Hailed by TIME OUT NEW YORK as “a fantastically talented band capable of stunning feats of psych-pop grandeur,” The Mars Volta was formed in 2001 by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. The band has released four albums to date: The gold-certified De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003) and Frances The Mute (2005), Amputechture (2006) and the just-released The Bedlam In Goliath, which entered the U.S. album chart at a career high of #3.

The new album and tour have been generating the most enthusiastic reviews of the band’s career, with THE NEW YORK TIMES describing a recent New York City performance as “a mixture of rigorous virtuosity, psychedelic euphoria and punk intensity” and praising them as “rock’s finest avatar of excess.

The current itinerary is attached. Additional North American and overseas dates will be announced shortly.

April
10 Austin Music Hall
12 Mexico City Zero Festival
14 Houston Verizon Wireless Arena
15 Tulsa Cain’ Ballroom
17 St Louis The Pageant
18 Columbus Newport Music Hall
20 Chicago Aragon Ballroom
21 St Paul Roy Wilkins Auditorium
26 Guadalajara Zero Festival

May
12 Toronto Sound Academy
14 Cleveland Agora
15 Detroit Fillmore
18 Denver Fillmore
21 Calgary McEwen Hall
22 Edmonton Events Center
24 Vancouver PNE
26 George, WA SASQUATCH

June
10 Osaka Hatch
11 Nagoya Diamond Hall
13 Tokyo Studio Coast

July
12 Leige (belgium) Les Ardentes (festival)
19 Southwold Latitude (festival)
23 Vienna Arena
25 Warsaw Stodola

Aug
2 Lisbon Parades de Coura (festival)