United Prog Players from El Paso performed their first concert since 2012 on the same night as the new self-titled LP was released
hours ago Mars Volta released their first new album in 10 years, as the reunited bruge rock band staged their first concert in over a decade at The Factory in Dallas.
Cedric Bexler-Zavala, Omar Rodriguez Lopez and the rest of Mars Volta debuted a pair of new songs (“Blacklight Shine” and “Graveyard Love”) from their recently dubbed LP — but the music chart is still based heavily on their 2003 debut. D-Lucid in the Komatoriumwith the band playing seven tracks from this album.
Thursday’s party also witnessed the first live appearance of the movie “Vicarious Atonement” off the year 2006 amputatedas well as a few songs that Mars Volta hadn’t even performed in the years before their decade-long hiatus.
Mars Volta’s tour in support of their self-titled album continues until October 21, when the band will play a song End of Party Journey At the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Mars Volta’s proper comeback comes just over three years after Bixler-Zavala first hinted at a possible reunion for the venerable El Paso outfit. The band has since kept quiet about the new material, but last year they dropped an extended box set, La Realidad de los Suenoswhich includes all of their studio albums and a collection of previously unreleased material.