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THE MARS VOLTA to Release Octahedron on June 23rd

April 14, 2009

THE MARS VOLTA will be releasing their fifth album, Octahedron, on June 23rd via Warner Bros. Records in the U.S. (June 22nd via Mercury Records elsewhere).

The follow-up to last year’s The Bedlam in Goliath will feature an appearance by John Frusciante of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS. Frusciante has collaborated with THE MARS VOLTA in the past.

The first single from the album in North America will be “Since We’ve Been Wrong” while overseas it will be “Cotopaxi”.

A tour supporting the new effort is expected but as of now, only European dates and one U.S. performance at Bonaroo, are announced.

06/13 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival 06/20 - Scheessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival 06/21 - Tuttlingen, DE @ Southside Festival 06/23 - Zurich, CH @ Volkshaus 06/26 - Milan, IT @ Idroscalo Festival 06/28 - Paris, FR @ Olympia 06/29 - Dusseldorf, De @ Stahlwerk 07/02 - Arvika, SE @ Arvika Festival 07/03 - Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival 07/05 - Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter 07/06 - Luxembourg @ Den Atelier 07/08 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso 07/10 - Kinross, IE @ T in the Park 07/11 - Dublin, IE @ Oxegen

In other news, guitarist and main songwriter Omar Rodríguez-López his third solo album this year entitled, Cryptomnesia, on May 5th.