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The Mars Volta Return With New Track Blacklight Shine, Confirm Fall US Shows

Tuesday, 21 June 2022 Written by Laura Johnson

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The Mars Volta have returned with a new single.

Blacklight Shine has a jam-liked energy, dealing in dynamic percussion and weaving guitar lines, feeling like it could come apart at any moment, which has always been the beauty of the Mars Volta's compositions.

It marks the band's first new offering since their 2012 album 'Noctourniquet', though there's still no news on if it'll appear on the follow-up.

Prior to the song's arrival, the Mars Volta shared a teaser post on social media giving coordinates to a location in Grand Park, Los Angeles, where there was a cube installation "to tell the story of the return of the Mars Volta”, and premiere the new track.

Blacklight Shine arrives with an 11-minute video directed by Omar Rodríguez López, the band's guitarist and backing vocalist. Press play below.

Alongside the new material, The Mars Volta have also announced a fall North American tour, kicking off on September 23 in Dallas and concluding at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on October 21. Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on June 24.

The Mars Volta Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri September 23 2022 - DALLAS Texas - Factory at Deep Ellum (USA)
Sun September 25 2022 - ATLANTA Georgia - Tabernacle (USA)
Tue September 27 2022 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Met (USA)
Thu September 29 2022 - NEW YORK New York - Terminal 5 (USA)
Sat October 01 2022 - BOSTON Massachusetts - MGM Music Hall (USA)
Mon October 03 2022 - WASHINGTON District of Columbia - Anthem (USA)
Wed October 05 2022 - TORONTO Ontario - Massey Hall (Canada)
Thu October 06 2022 - DETROIT Michigan - Royal Oak Theatre (USA)
Sat October 08 2022 - CHICAGO Illinois - Aragon Ballroom (USA)
Tue October 11 2022 - DENVER Colorado - Mission Ballroom (USA)
Fri October 14 2022 - SEATTLE Washington - Moore Theatre (USA)
Tue October 18 2022 - SAN FRANCISCO California - Warfield Theatre (USA)
Fri October 21 2022 - LOS ANGELES California - Palladium (USA)

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