Prog-rock pioneers The Mars Volta are known to send audiences into a frenzy and their upcoming headline shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide this August will be no exception.
The Grammy winning Texan ensemble, fronted and founded by guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala in 2001, are renowned for their crucial role in the development and popularity of the prog-rock genre through their five standout releases which have spawned captivating tracks such as ‘Wax Simulacra’, ‘Viscera Eyes’, ‘Cotopaxi’ and more.
The band’s epic musical odysseys are filled with curveballs and explosive interludes and their live shows are meticulous and impulsive, showcasing their colossal material with a relentless energy and thrilling spontaneity that many fans and critics can attest to.
“Rodriguez-Lopez and Bixler-Zavala are the ultimate showmen leading the group, while the drummer was like a man possessed, beating out hypnotically crazy beats to songs that tumble on and on without showing any loss of pace or energy.” – The Independent
“The Mars Volta is a progressive-rock whirlwind, constructing maniacally complex music and performing it with a mixture of rigorous virtuosity, psychedelic euphoria and punk intensity.” – The New York Times
“…Not only can The Mars Volta write properly great songs but…they are also able to make them sound like Led Zeppelin railing against God on the battlefields of Armageddon…One of the greatest rock’n’roll shows you’ll ever see.” – NME
Audiences in the wake of The Mars Volta’s Australian headline shows this Winter are sure to be left enraptured.
Mars Volta Splendour sideshows:
Wednesday 3rd August – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Friday 5th August – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Sunday 7th August – Palace Theatre, Melbourne