The Mars Volta performed their first present following a decade-long hiatus on Thursday (September twenty second), kicking off their much-anticipated 2022 run (seize tickets right here) at The Manufacturing facility at Deep Ellum in Dallas, Texas. In doing so, they proved that it’s attainable to be sorely missed regardless of by no means actually going away.
Whereas the acclaimed prog-rock band was dormant, the minds behind it remained persistently prolific. Throughout the hiatus, guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala revived that different extremely influential band of theirs, the seminal post-hardcore outfit On the Drive-In, to the tune of a brand new album and several other high-profile pageant appearances, whereas discovering time to individually put out deep catalogs of solo work and aspect tasks.
Regardless of this fixed stream of output, a comeback from the duo as The Mars Volta nonetheless has the potential to fill a noticeable void. As music followers develop more and more weary of lo-fi manufacturing and two minute, social-media pleasant soundbites, there’s a definite area for extra theatrical and experimental artists. (Their equally flamboyant contemporaries in My Chemical Romance are additionally discovering nice success scratching this precise itch on their present tour.)