The Mars Volta Announce UK & European Dates For 2023
Genre-straddling Texan outfit The Mars Volta have announced their first UK tour in over a decade. That brief run will see them playing a trio of dates in June. Some European and Mexican dates have also been booked for the spring/summer as well.
A pre-sale for the band’s Mexico City date at the city’s Pepsi Centre will launch this Thursday, 23 February, while tickets for the UK/European headlining shows will be up this Friday, 24 February at 10:00am local time.
As with the majority of the band’s touring since reuniting, support will come from Teri Gender Bender.
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. The record 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.
Formed by guitarist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, The Mars Volta rose from the ashes of El Paso punk-rock firebrands At The Drive-In in 2001. On a mission to “honor our roots and honor our dead”, The Mars Volta made music that fused the Latin sounds Rodríguez-López was raised on with the punk and underground noise he and Bixler-Zavala had immersed themselves in for years, and the futuristic visions they were tapping into.
The Mars Volta’s 2023 UK and European dates include:
05/24 Mexico City, MEX – Pepsi Center
06/14 Antwerp, BEL – TBA
06/16 Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
06/17 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
06/18 London, UK – Troxy
06/21 Berlin GER – Verti Music Hall (feat. Red Hot Chili Peppers & Iggy Pop)
06/24 Berlin, GER – TBA
06/26 Mannheim, GER – Maimarktgelande Parkplatz (feat. Red Hot Chili Peppers & Iggy Pop)