The Mars Volta fall U.S. tour dates announced


The Mars Volta
The Mars Volta
Following on the heels of a triumphant appearance at last month’s Bonnaroo festival and the recent announcement of a Sunday September 13 headline slot at this year’s Monolith Festival, The Mars Volta has announced a full U.S. tour.

The tour will kick off August 29 at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco followed by a two-night headline stand at the Hollywood Palladium following on August 30 and September 1. Tickets for the two Los Angeles shows went on sale this Saturday, July 25, as did tickets for confirmed dates in Phoenix and St. Louis. Tickets for the remaining shows will go on sale July 31 and August 1, as indicated below.

The tour begins in the wake of The Mars Volta’s fifth full length studio album, Octahedron, which was released June 23 by Warner Bros. Records in the U.S., entering the Billboard chart at #12. Octahedron’s bold expansion of The Mars Volta vision has resulted in appropriately enthusiastic critical response, ranging from THE NEW YORK TIMES declaring “The panache of the singing and the radiant complexity of the music… drive the album relentlessly forward. And it’s the subtle touches, no less than the sweeping ones, that leave an impression” to MAXIM simply hailing the Volta as “America’s freakiest big rock band.”

Further dates will be announced as they are confirmed. For a full listing of confirmed dates and on sale dates, see below. For an up to the minute rundown of The Mars Volta touring activity, see

August 29 – San Francisco CA – Outside Lands Festival * ON SALE NOW
August 30 – Los Angeles CA – Palladium * ON SALE NOW
September 1 – Los Angeles CA – Palladium * ON SALE NOW
September 2 – Santa Barbara CA – Santa Barbara Bowl * ON SALE AUGUST 1
September 4 – San Diego CA – Soma * ON SALE JULY 31
September 5 – Phoenix AZ – Dodge Theater * ON SALE NOW
September 8 – St. Louis MO – The Pageant * ON SALE NOW
September 10 – Minneapolis MN – First Avenue * ON SALE AUGUST 1
September 11 – Chicago IL – Congress Theater * ON SALE AUGUST 1
September 13 – Denver CO – Monolith Festival * ON SALE NOW
September 16 – Dallas TX – Palladium * ON SALE JULY 31
September 17 – Houston TX – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater * ON SALE AUGUST 1
September 19 – San Antonio TX – Municipal Theater * ON SALE AUGUST 1

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