The Mars Volta To Unleash 'Bedlam' On January Tour

Alternative prog-rock outfit The Mars Volta will debut material from its forthcoming studio album during a January club tour ahead of the disc's release.

The Mars Volta To Unleash 'Bedlam' On January Tour
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Alternative prog-rock outfit The Mars Volta will debut material from its forthcoming studio album during a January club tour ahead of the disc's release. The band--led by former At the Drive-In members Cedric Bixler-Zavala (vocals) and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (guitar)--kicks off the outing Jan. 9 in Burlington, VT. Tickets for all shows except the group's Jan. 14 New York City show (which went on sale Dec. 8) will go on sale Dec. 15; see the official Mars Volta website for further information. Due in stores Jan. 29, "The Bedlam in Goliath" is a concept record that tells the tale of a Ouija board nicknamed "Soothsayer" owned by Bixler-Zavala, "and its mutation from a source of amusement during the tour supporting the band's 'Amputechture' album into a malevolent psycho-spiritual force that nearly tore the group apart, collectively and individually," according to a press release. The group suffered a number of hardships during the recording of its fourth studio album, ranging from floods to disappearing drummers (the group has gone through a number of lineup changes behind the drum kit since the departure of longtime member Jon Theodore last year). "The studio we were working in flooded, and then our main engineer had a nervous breakdown, which caused us to almost have to start all over again, because he knew where everything was," Bixler-Zavala told MTV News last month. "I had foot problems, and I ended up having to get surgery. "We got sunk into a hole financially because of our drummer problems, and having to get a new drummer mid-tour when we were out with The Red Hot Chili Peppers," he added. Credits for the info to Livedaily.com.

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    el57
    ya the new album with not be like Deloused guys. I mean come on, you can see theyre moving towards more progresive, and free form style of writing and there's no turnin back. The new songs I;ve hear are even more avant-garde than those on Amputechture but are actually better than amputechture imo.
    Night_Lights
    Whoever wants this to sound like Deloused... go away. Progressive rock. Progression= progress= moving forwards, not backwards. and its kind of sad that they had financial problems while recording, i mean considering how big they are now... it kind of reflects upon the state of the music industry.
    TerpsRHCP
    O crap i just realised the NYC concert isn't sold out and its on my birthday....i think i know what i want for my birthday
    telex
    yes yes yes. ive heard some of the songs too. they = amazing. much more what people were looking for in amputechture; even if i do still see that as one of my personal favourites.
    kaptkegan
    Personally Francis the Mute is my favorite. L'Via L'Viaquez is amazing. But I look forward to any new prog.
    Mamono
    Yes...i ordered my ticket for jan 14th yesterday, they ****in rule
    deathpidgeon
    electric7 : i cant go to the one near me...its during midterm week. goddamn school. It shouldn't be THAT hard of a descision Man, skip the fekkin mid-terms!
    psilocyndreams2
    does anyone else think that the mars volta is unacceptably pretentious? granted, i do actually like the music, i just think the totally overblown album concepts get more and more outrageous.
    Y0UNGBL00D
    viva la volta. too bad im away from dry land for this. hopefully i can dock in a country that has a decent album selection. i get to miss all the us tour dates.... dont ever join the navy
    Aesop_Rock
    Yeah but there saying they lost there drummer mid way through there recent tour i thought it was him it was him when they came here in about june.
    maca-venagas
    PRIDGEN IS THE DRUMMER!! hes sounds bloody awesome to, i think ill be the first to say hes actually better for the band than theodore. cant wait till they come to AUS. theyll probly play at the big day out 09, and ill be 18 then WOO!!
    bobthemonkey14
    papersun87 wrote: Ha, that concept cracks me up. Glad to see TMV are able to not take themselves too seriously. I'm stoked for this album.
    It actually was pretty serious...read the story...it's somewhere on this internet...
    TerpsRHCP
    man im excited i got De-loused a couple months ago as my first Mars Volta album and i loved it. I cant wait for this one
    johnther
    wow theres actual people that like mars volta. finally open minded people
    The Spoon
    JAn 29th??? ima have to buy Fortress, Scream Aim, and Fire, and this that day it will be a good day for music
    Morning Star
    Gotta laugh at the theme. Hope it's more in the vein of Deloused than the following stuff but can't wait to hear it!
    aild2006
    got my nyc ticket the day it went on sale they're sold out now though
    MAYNARD
    Guess I am the only one whose fave is Amputechture? New album will kick ass.
    papersun87
    Ha, that concept cracks me up. Glad to see TMV are able to not take themselves too seriously. I'm stoked for this album.
    amputecture
    pissed that i can't make the new years eve show here in san francisco. i hope they play another date here soon. this is the most anticipated album of the year for me.
    Gibson_Rocker13
    im just waiting till the tickets go on sale so i can buy them. its my goal to see tmv, so i gotta get tickets
    yogurt_overdose
    Hopefully it'll be better than Amputechture, I'm hoping for something more along the lines of Deloused