More New The Mars Volta: Stream “Graveyard Love”; Dates Added to Fall Tour

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The Mars Volta — the consistently genre-defying musical project helmed by guitarist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala — ended a prolonged silence in June with the premiere of a new song and fall tour.

The song, “Backlight Shine,” was the first new music from the Mars Volta in over a decade:

Here’s an accompanying 11-minute short film/video:

It has now been followed up with a second track, “Graveyard Love”:

And another short film:

News of the band’s reformation and new activity prompted tons of excitement — and made many of the fall tour dates quickly sell out. More have since been added to the schedule:

September 22 – The Factory in Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX
September 23 – The Factory in Deep Ellum – Dallas, TX – SOLD OUT
September 25 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA – SOLD OUT
September 27 – The Metropolitan Opera House – Philadelphia, PA- SOLD OUT
September 29 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY – SOLD OUT
September 30 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY – SOLD OUT
October 1 – MGM Music Hall at Fenway – Boston, MA
October 3 – The Anthem – Washington, DC
October 5 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON
October 6 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Detroit, MI – SOLD OUT
October 8 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT
October 9 – The Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI – ADDED SHOW
October 11 – The Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO – SOLD OUT
October 14 – Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA – SOLD OUT
October 15 – Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA – SOLD OUT
October 18 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA – SOLD OUT
October 19 – The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
October 21 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
October 22 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
October 23 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT

Stay tuned — who knows what else The Mars Volta has in store in the months ahead. To date, the band has released six studio albums, beginning with 2003’s De-Loused in the Comatorium, which formed in the wake of the breakup of Rodríguez-López and Bixler-Zavala’s previous band, At the Drive-In (which has since reformed, released albums and toured).

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