The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez says band are alive and well: ‘There’s so much to do there’

Claims the band will “eventually” work together again

The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has revealed that he believes the band will work together again in the future in a new interview.

The band was dissolved by frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala in 2013, who posted a letter to fans accusing Rodriguez-Lopez of not being committed. But the pair have since buried the hatchet, teaming up on their Antemasque project, as well as reforming previous band At The Drive-In last year.

Now, in a new interview with The Rolling Stone, Rodriguez-Lopez has said, speaking about reforming old projects, that they will “eventually” work on The Mars Volta again.


Rodriguez-Lopez added, “At some point, we’d love to do [Mars Volta] again, you know what I mean? There’s so much to do there as well.”


There’s only four surviving members of the band, following the deaths of Ikey Owens and Jeremy Ward. Speaking about that, Rodriguez-Lopez said: “Jon [Theodore] and Eva [Gardner] are still alive, and we’re so grateful for that. And any true fan of the band knows that’s the real chemistry right there.

“Whenever we get to that time, we hope that it all lines up with whatever Jon’s doing and whatever Eva’s doing, because she’s been touring with Gwen Stefani. I just have a feeling it will. Life has a funny way of working out that way.”

Bixler-Zavala denied that the band were to reunite last year after Antemasque cancelled their upcoming European tour. According to the singer, the reason for cancellation was so he could focus on the next two Antemasque records, as well as a new solo album under his Zavalaz moniker.