|Immensely prolific Grammy Award winning recording artist Omar Rodriguez Lopez (The Mars Volta, At The Drive-In) announces European and U.S. tour dates with Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group beginning in late August. Teresa Suarez aka Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes will be lead vocalalist for all of these shows. The U.S. leg concludes with a performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX in November. More shows will soon be announced in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Russia and on the East Coast in the USA. Please see all current dates below.
Omar also graces the cover of the new issue of the relaunched ALARM Magazine in a revealing feature titled, "The Death of a Dictator" in which he ushers in a new era relinquishing the control he's held over The Mars Volta. The entire issue is available for a limited time as a free download for iPad users.
Omar Rodriguez Lopez's genre-defying sixteen-year career has resulted in more than 40 albums, a Grammy Award and being deemed among Rolling Stone's "Greatest Guitarists of All Time." His seminal and critically acclaimed band, At the Drive-In, redefined popular rock music at the end of the last decade. Since that time, in addition to being both a solo artist and leader/composer/producer of the The Mars Volta, Rodriguez Lopez has collaborated with John Frusciante, Hans Zimmer, Erykah Badu, RZA, Lydia Lunch and many others.
Along with Teri taking center stage and Mars Volta drummer Deantoni Parks once again in their ranks on this tour, this incarnation of the ORLG will henceforth function as a democracy -- a dynamic, shape-shifting band in the truest sense. What they intend to achieve this autumn will be nothing short of a total reinvention of themselves.
Check out Omar's most recent solo album, Octopus Kool Aid featuring lyrics and vocals by Teri Gender Bender available to stream HERE.
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ORLG TOUR 2012:
08/30 Antwerp, BE @ Trix
08/31 Paris, FR @ Le Nouveau Casino
09/01 Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
09/02 Lucerne, CH @ Schuur
09/03 Vienna, AT @ Szene Wien
09/04 Munich, DE@ 59:1
09/05 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
09/06 Cologne, DE @ Luxor
09/07 Schorndorf, DE @ Club Manufaktur
09/09 Dortmund, DE @ FZW
09/10 Berlin, DE @ Magnet
09/12 Helsinki, FI @ Tavastia
09/14 Stockholm, SE @ Strand
09/15 Oslo, NO @ Bla
09/16 Malmo, SE @ KB
09/17 Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall
09/18 Copenhagen, DK@ Loppen
09/20 Hannover, DE @ Musikzentrum
09/21 Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival
09/22 Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
09/23 Groningen, NL @ Vera
09/24 Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Oude Zaal
09/26 Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
09/27 Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
09/28 Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
09/29 Leeds, UK @ The Cockpit
09/30 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
10/01 Galway, IE @ Roisin Dubh
10/02 Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
10/03 London, UK @ The Garage
10/19 Seattle, WA @ City Arts Fest - The Triple Door
10/20 Portland, OR @ Star Theater
10/23 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's
10/24 Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
10/25 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
10/26 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/27 Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
10/28 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
11/01 - 03 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest