The Mars Volta Returns with Tour and Single, “Blacklight Shine”, Featuring Eva Gardner
The Mars Volta is back. For the first time in more than a decade, the group has released a new single and announced a tour. What’s more, the single features the return of original bassist Eva Gardner.
Gardner joins guitarist/composer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala on “Blacklight Shine”, which was released to streaming services. The lyrics describe “a wave of rolling blackouts washing memories onto shore, a heartbeat that still remembers everything,” says Bixler-Zavala.
The bassist helps drive the 6/8 beat with lots of movement and rich tone. Hear it in the accompanying film for the song:
The Mars Volta will be on tour this fall starting September 23rd at The Factory in Deep Ellum, Texas. They’ll cover major cities across the U.S. with one stop in Canada before wrapping up at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California on October 21st.
The Mars Volta 2022 Tour Dates:
|Sep 23||The Factory in Deep Ellum||Dallas, TX|
|Sep 25||Tabernacle||Atlanta, GA|
|Sep 27||The Metropolitan Opera House||Philadelphia, PA|
|Sep 29||Terminal 5||New York, NY|
|Oct 1||MGM Music Hall at Fenway||Boston, MA|
|Oct 3||The Anthem||Washington, DC|
|Oct 5||Massey Hall||Toronto, ON|
|Oct 6||Royal Oak Music Theatre||Detroit, MI|
|Oct 8||Aragon Ballroom||Chicago, IL|
|Oct 11||The Mission Ballroom||Denver, CO|
|Oct 14||Moore Theatre||Seattle, WA|
|Oct 18||The Warfield||San Francisco, CA|
|Oct 21||Hollywood Palladium||Los Angeles, CA|