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The Mars Volta Announce Indefinite Hiatus

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta has confirmed in a recent interview with City Arts that the band have gone on an indefinite hiatus.

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"You said that you are open still to doing more with the Mars Volta and At the Drive-In. People on the internet are very afraid that the Mars Volta is done. Are you on a hiatus, or are you on one of those “indefinite hiatuses” like Fugazi where you never actually break up but you also never get back together? Or is that something that you just don’t know?

I don’t know, and I’m not…insecure enough to have to ask myself that. It’s like, we’ve done that for 10 years, 11 years. Now we’re all doing different things, and everything that we’re doing informs how we express ourselves, and so if that happens then it happens and if it doesn’t it doesn’t. It’s not something to be worried about. It shouldn’t occupy a space in the mind. There’s way too many things that are much too important to occupy space in the mind. That’s first and foremost on my agenda: Who’s paying rent in my mind? If you’re a bad tenant, get out."

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