New documentary about The Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala & Omar Rodríguez-López premiering this fall

A new documentary about Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta and At The Drive In will premiere at Raindance, an independent UK film festival, in October. Omar and Cedric: If This Ever Gets Weird was directed by Nicolas Jack Davies, with music by Omar, and its world premiere is set for October 28 at Genesis Cinema. Its description reads, “A film that charts the artistic and personal relationship between two era-defining artists, Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala (At the Drive-In / The Mars Volta), told almost entirely through hundreds of hours of self-shot footage filmed by Omar over the last 40 years.” Watch the trailer below.

News of the documentary arrives as The Mars Volta embark on their fall tour, supporting their 2022 self-titled album, their first in a decade. The shows are with Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes, and include a BrooklynVegan-presented NYC show at Kings Theatre on September 22. You can get tickets now, and see all dates below.

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Sep 13 Wed Uptown Theater Minneapolis, MN, United States
Sep 15 Fri GLC Live at 20 Monroe Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Sep 16 Sat Agora Theater & Ballroom Cleveland, OH, United States
Sep 19 Tue The National Richmond, VA, United States
Sep 20 Wed Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD, United States
Sep 22 Fri Kings Theatre Brooklyn, NY, United States
Sep 23 Sat College Street Music Hall New Haven, CT, United States
Sep 25 Mon MTELUS Montreal, QC, Canada
Sep 27 Wed Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Sep 29 Fri Old Forester’s Paristown Hall Louisville, KY, United States
Sep 30 Sat The Andrew J Brady Music Center Cincinnati, OH, United States
Oct 1 Sun Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN, United States
Oct 3 Tue The Factory Chesterfield, MO, United States
Oct 8 Sun Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO
Oct 9 Mon Red Rocks Amphitheatre Denver, CO
Oct 11 Wed The Union Event Center Salt Lake City, UT