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The Mars Volta And At The Drive-In Documentary To Premiere In Autumn

Thursday, 14 September 2023 Written by Jon Stickler

A documentary about Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta and At The Drive-In will premiere this autumn.

Titled Omar and Cedric: If This Ever Gets Weird, the film was directed by Nicolas Jack Davies and chronicles the story of the "artistic and personal relationship between the two era-defining artists", explored through footage captured by Rodríguez-López going back 40 years.

In addition to the story of the two frontmen, the documentary will also follow both bands. It'll premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in the UK on October 28. Check out the trailer below. The official synopsis reads: 

"A film that charts the artistic and personal relationship between two era-defining artists, Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala (At the Drive-In/The Mars Volta), told almost entirely through hundreds of hours of self-shot footage filmed by Omar over the last 40 years."

The news comes just as The Mars Volta are set to embark on a US tour. They released their latest album, 'Qué Dios Te Maldiga Mí Corazón', this March.

At The Drive-In's last album, 'In•ter a•li•a', came out in 2017, and was the highly anticipated follow-up to their third LP, 2000's 'Relationship of Command', a cult classic.

The Mars Volta Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri September 15 2023 - GRAND RAPIDS Michigan - GLC Live at 20 Monroe (USA)
Sat September 16 2023 - CLEVELAND Ohio - Agora Theater (USA)
Tue September 19 2023 - RICHMOND Virginia - National (USA)
Wed September 20 2023 - BALTIMORE Maryland - Rams Head Live! (USA)
Fri September 22 2023 - BROOKLYN New York - Kings Theatre Brooklyn (USA)
Sat September 23 2023 - NEW HAVEN Connecticut - College Street Music Hall (USA)
Mon September 25 2023 - MONTREAL Quebec - MTELUS (Canada)
Wed September 27 2023 - PITTSBURGH Pennsylvania - Stage AE (USA)
Fri September 29 2023 - LOUISVILLE Kentucky - Paristown Hall (USA)
Sat September 30 2023 - CINCINNATI Ohio - Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center (USA)
Sun October 01 2023 - NASHVILLE Tennessee - Ryman Auditorium (USA)
Tue October 03 2023 - CHESTERFIELD Missouri - Factory (USA)
Sun October 08 2023 - KANSAS CITY Missouri - Theater at Uptown Kansas City (USA)
Mon October 09 2023 - DENVER Colorado - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (USA)
Wed October 11 2023 - SALT LAKE CITY Utah - Union (USA)
Sat October 14 2023 - POMONA California - Fox Theater Pomona (USA)

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