Just as long as they don't extend their solos...

Mars Volta have extended their UK tour.

As previously reported, the band will return to the UK next March for shows in support of their second album.

The group have spent much of the summer working on their new album, which is the follow-up to ’De-Loused In The Comatorium’.

Titled ’Frances The Mute’, the album will be released on February 28.

To coincide with the release, the group will play four nights in the UK, including a recently added show at the London Carling Brixton Academy (March 16).

The tour calls at:

Birmingham Carling Academy (March 9)

Manchester Academy (12)

London Brixton Carling Academy (13, 16)

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