The Mars Volta is an American band founded in 2001, known for combining elements of rock, jazz fusion and latin/salsa music to create their sound. Their debut album, “De-loused in the Comatorium,” was released in 2003, selling over 500,000 copies. While on the supporting tour for this album, Jeremy Michael Ward, a founding member of the group, was found dead of a drug overdose. On the heels of this tragedy, the band canceled the second part of their tour, and two members of the group were apparently inspired to stop their own drug use.

The Mars Volta has released four additional albums since 2003, most recently 2009’s “Octahedron,” which reached #12 on the U.S. charts. They embarked on a supporting tour for that album in June of 2009, performing all over the world for several months. The tour continues through December.

The Mars Volta, Silversun Pickups and more: Daily tour recap
Tour updates from Irish rockers U2 and actor-singer Jamie Foxx get top billing in the daily tour recap for August 28, as compiled by TicketNews. Rock phenomenon U2 has rescheduled the date for one of its concerts at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Stadium home team the New... Read more
Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC and The Mars Volta tickets on sale
Tickets for upcoming concerts from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, as well as tickets for upcoming tour stops from AC/DC, are on sale throughout the weekend ending August 3 as compiled by Ticket News. The onsales list began today with tickets to see rising singing star Colbie... Read more
The Mars Volta tour plots fall dates for ‘Octahedron’
Modern progressive rock titan The Mars Volta will support its latest studio release later this year with a fresh round of fall tour dates. The U.S. trek kicks off August 29 at Outside Lands in San Francisco, CA, and concludes September 19 at San Antonio Municipal Auditorium in San... Read more
The Mars Volta, Franz Ferdinand and more: Daily tour recap
Pixies’ stateside touring plans and Tom Jones’ postponements are in the mix for the daily tour recap on July 28, as compiled by TicketNews. Just a few weeks after announcing plans to stage full-album performances of “Doolittle” across Europe, Pixies have confirmed a similar U.S tour. During the 14-date... Read more
The Mars Volta tours with additional ‘Bedlam’ dates
Progressive rockers The Mars Volta are ready to hit the road again on a 12-date tour in support of their new album “The Bedlam In Goliath.” The third leg of their North American tour kicks off on September 12 in Columbus, OH, and is currently scheduled to wrap on... Read more
The Mars Volta among those to play at the LA Weekly Detour Music Festival
The 3rd annual LA Weekly Detour Music Festival has been set for October 4 in Downtown Los Angeles. Presented by LA Weekly and Goldenvoice, the daylong, multi-stage, all-ages music festival will bring together the hottest acts in indie rock, along with a cutting edge selection of electro-leaning artists and... Read more