Omar Rodrí­guez-Lí³pez Group tour dates announced

A few days ago Omar Rodrí­guez-Lí³pez, who you may know from his work with the Mars Volta and At The Drive In, announced that his was on his way back to Australia in December for a tour. We haven’t had to wait too long for the full tour details with Heathen Skulls, tour promoters for all things dark, heavy and experimental, revealing the dates and venues late last night.

The Omar Rodrí­guez-Lí³pez Group features Mars Volta’s current bassist and drummer (Juan Alderete and Deantoni Parks) and Omar will also be playing bass with the tour’s support act – Mexican garage punks Le Butcherettes.

Last on our shores to show off horse heads and discover the new sound at Splendour In The Grass, this tour be a chance for Rodriguez Lopez to show off his extensive back-catalogue of solo work. A prolific musician, film maker and writer, the Mars Volta guitarist has released over twenty solo albums since 2004, including a whopping ten records last year.

If the idea of getting to know Omar’s entire back-catalogue before he reaches our shores is all too overwhelming then just pick up a copy of Telestrion, an anthology of his greatest work from seventeen different albums released earlier this year.

Omar Rodrí­guez-Lí³pez Group tour:

Friday 9th December – ANU Bar , Canberra

Saturday 10th December – Manning Bar, Sydney

Sunday 11th December – The Zoo, Brisbane

Monday 12th December – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (Le Butcherrete only)

Tuesday 13th December – The East Brunswick Club, Melbourne

Wednesday 14th December – The East Brunswick Club, Melbourne

Thursday 15th December – Fowlers, Adelaide

Tickets on sale Monday 7th November