The Mars Volta have totally returned. Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López based the Texan prog-rock band in 2001, after the demise of their different band At The Drive-In, and so they spent a decade-plus increasing the outer reaches of the sounds that they may make collectively. However then the Mars Volta went dormant for a decade, as Bixler-Zavala and Rodríguez-López obtained busy with different initiatives, just like the At The Drive-In reunion. After a massive tease earlier this 12 months, although, the Mars Volta got here again final week with a brand new self-titled LP, their first album since 2012’s Noctourniquet. The Mars Volta additionally introduced a tour, and that tour kicked off final evening.
Final evening, the Mars Volta performed the primary evening of a two-night stand on the Manufacturing facility in Dallas. It was their first time onstage since a July 2012 set in London. They opened final evening’s set with “Vicarious Atonement,” the opening observe from their 2006 album Amputechture; it was the primary time that they’d ever performed that track dwell. The set on the Manufacturing facility included a couple of new songs, like “Blacklight Shine” and “Graveyard Love,” but it surely was largely these guys digging deep of their again catalog, taking their older songs on lengthy excursions.
Lately, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López don’t throw themselves across the stage the way in which that they as soon as did. As a substitute, judging by the movies from final evening, they’re in zoned-out exploratory mode. Beneath, take a look at final evening’s setlist, by way of Setlist.fm, and take a look at a bunch of fan-made movies from final evening.
“Vicarious Atonement” and “Roulette Dares (The Hang-out Of)”:
“Drunkship Of Lanterns”:
“Son Et Lumiere” and “Inertiatic ESP”:
01 “Vicarious Atonement”
02 “Roulette Dares (The Hang-out Of)”
04 “Graveyard Love”
05 “L’By way of L’Viaquez”
06 “Empty Vessels Make The Loudest Sound”
07 “Cygnus….Vismund Cygnus”
08 “Drunkship Of Lanterns”
09 “Viscera Eyes”
10 “The Widow”
11 “Cicatriz ESP”
12 “Blacklight Shine”
14 “Son Et Lumiere”
15 “Inertiatic ESP”