There's a new album, a tour and most probably some very good hair...

Mars Volta 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 in February 2005.

To coincide with the release, the group will play three nights in the UK, calling at:

Birmingham Carling Academy (March 9)

Manchester Academy (12)

London Brixton Carling Academy (13)

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