Tour dates: The Mars Volta

Mars Volta
The Mars Volta: Cedric Bixler-Zavala (l) and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

Ya boy's been asleep.  Narcoleptic, even, when it comes to The Mars Volta.

I admitted it on Twitter last week: I've totally been sleeping on this group, which iTunes describes as "part-metal, part-funk, part-prog rock, part-dada art project".  So now, I'm trying to make up for lost time, not that I've heard just how effin' awesome these Latin brothas are.

Their new album, Octahedron, drops June 23 here in the States.  This is their post-Grammy win for Best Hard Rock Performance for "Wax Simulacra", taken from The Bedlam In Goliath.

Most of the following tour dates are in Europe, with the exception of the Ventura, Bonnaroo and San Francisco dates:

Jun 9 2009        Majestic Ventura Theater — Ventura, California
Jun 13 2009      Bonnaroo Music Festival — Manchester, Tennessee
Jun 18 2009      ICA-London — London
Jun 20 2009      Hurricane Festival — Scheessel
Jun 21 2009      Southside Festival –  Neuhausen ob Eck
Jun 23 2009      Volkshaus — Zurich
Jun 26 2009      Idroscalo Festival — Milan
Jun 28 2009      Olympia — Paris
Jun 29 2009      Stahlwerk — Dusseldorf
Jul 2 2009         Arivka Festival — Arivka
Jul 3 2009         Roskilde Festival — Roskilde
Jul 5 2009         Rock Werchter Festival — Werchter
Jul 6 2009         Den Atelier –  luxembourg
Jul 8 2009         Paradiso –  Amsterdam
Jul 10 2009       T In the Park Festival — kinross-Shire, Scotland
Jul 11 2009       Oxegen Festival  — Dublin
Jul 13 2009       Somerset House — London
Aug 29 2009      Outside Lands Festival — San Francisco, California

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