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The Mars Volta Play First Live Show In Over A Decade, Footage Available


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Hot on the heels of their first new album in over a decade, eclectic progressive rock outfit The Mars Volta returned to the stage last night (September 22nd) for the first time since July of 2012. The show, which took place at the Factory in Dallas, TX, served as the first date of their now ongoing reunion tour and the setlist for it ran follows:

Vicarious Atonement
Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)
Eriatarka
Graveyard Love
L’Via L’Viaquez
Empty Vessels Make The Loudest Sound
Cygnus….Vismund Cygnus
Drunkship Of Lanterns
Viscera Eyes
The Widow
Cicatriz ESP
Blacklight Shine
Televators
Son et lumiere
Intertiac ESP

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Given the amount of time that has passed since they were last onstage, the set obviously featured the live debut of songs from the group’s recently released self-titled album. However, as you can see below, the rest of the set spanned a good portion of the band’s storied discography.

You can watch some fan-filmed footage from the concert below. Fleshing out the live lineup for this return to the road around the group’s core duo of guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala are bassist Eva Gardner, keyboardist/percussionist Marcel Rodríguez-López, keyboardist/synthesizer player Leo Genovese and drummer Linda-Philomène Tsoungui.

The acclaimed outfit’s reunion tour, which finds Teri Gender Bender opening, will continue on as follows:

09/23 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
09/25 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
09/27 Philadelphia, PA – The Metropolitan Opera House
09/29 New York, NY – Terminal 5
09/30 New York, NY – Terminal 5
10/01 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
10/03 Washington, DC – The Anthem
10/05 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
10/06 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/08 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
10/09 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club
10/11 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
10/14 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
10/15 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
10/18 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
10/19 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
10/21 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/22 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
10/23 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

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