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Hot off the resurgence of At The Drive-In, frontman of The Mars Volta Cedric Bixler-Zavala has taken to Twitter saying the prog rock band ‘will be back soon.’
Damn. I wish I had half the confidence your proclamation has! Thank you for the kind words. We will be back soon
— CEDRIC BIXLER ZAVALA (@cedricbixler_) February 10, 2018
The above tweet sent the rock world into a frenzy, wondering if or when a formal announcement will be made.
Bixler formed The Mars Volta with fellow ATDI guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López after the band’s implosion in 2001.
The band split in 2012, though Lopez and Bixler continued to play in new project Antemasque. The band toured Australia as part of 2015’s Soundwave Festival.
Lopez expressed hope the band would play again despite the deaths of original members Ikey Owens and Jeremy Ward.
“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,” Omar Rodríguez-López told Rolling Stone in 2016. “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.”
He also said “At some point, we’d love to do [Mars Volta] again too.”
Looks like he’ll get his chance!