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THE MARS VOLTA ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL U.S. HEADLINE DATES
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL APPEARANCE CONFIRMED
OMAR RODRIGUEZ LOPEZ ON ROLLING STONE GREATEST GUITARISTS COVER



The Mars Volta


“The Mars Volta is a progressive-rock whirlwind, constructing maniacally complex music and performing it with a mixture of rigorous virtuosity, psychedelic euphoria and punk intensity... still rock's finest avatar of excess." -Jon Pareles, New York Times



Upon completion of their current trek through Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and Europe, The Mars Volta will return to the U.S. for a run of headline dates beginning September 12 in Columbus and capped off by an appearance at the Austin City Limits festival.



The tour opener will be a make-up performance of the band's twice-canceled previous engagement in Columbus. “Vamos de veras!"



In other news from planet Volta, the band's own Omar Rodriguez-Lopez shares the current cover of Rolling Stone with guitar legends Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen and B.B. King. The magazine's 100 Greatest Guitar Songs special issue features an in-depth Q&A with Omar, as well as The Mars Volta track “Drunkship of Lanterns" placing in the top 100.



Confirmed dates are as follows:


09/12/08 Fri Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Columbus, OH


09/14/08 Sun Orpheum Theater Boston, MA


09/17/08 Wed Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY


09/20/08 Sat Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA


09/23/08 Tue Asheville Civic Center Asheville, NC


09/24/08 Wed The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA


09/26/08 Fri Zilker Park Austin, TX M



Complete international dates available here...



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