The Mars Volta back in live action

Prog duo hit the road

The Mars Volta are to hit the road in North America in support of their new album ’Amputechture’.

The Texan duo will release the new record on September 18 as a follow-up to 2005’s ‘Frances The Mute’.

The dates are:

Portland Rose Garden (August 11)

Boise Taco Bell Arena (15)

Salt Lake City Delta Centre (16)

Denver Pepsi Centre (18)

Phoenix Glendale Arena (21)

San Diego iPay One Sports Arena (22)

Oakland Arena (24)

Fresno Selland Arena (27)

Vancouver GM Place (September 14)

Calgary Pengrowth Saddledowme (16)

Edmonton Rexall Place (17)

Saskatoon Saskatchewan Credit Union Centre (19)

Winnipeg MTS Centre (20)

Chicago Aragon (22)

Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom (23)

Toronto Air Canada Centre (25)

Toronto Air Canada Centre (26)

Montreal Bell Centre (28)

Quebec City Pepsi Colisee (October 1)

East Rutherford Continental Airlines Arena (17)

Boston TD Bank North Garden (20)

Albany Pepsi Arena (21)

Philadelphia Wachovia Centre (23)

Atlanta Gwinnett (26)

Columbus Schottenstein Centre (30)

Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena (31)

Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena (November 2)

Detroit Palace of Auburn Hills (3)

St Paul Xcel Energy Centre (5)

As previously reported by NME.COM, the band will also join the likes of The Killers and The Raconteurs at the Las Vegas festival Vegoose 2006 over the weekend of October 28-29.