Mars Volta Announce Tour Dates, Shun East Coast

After making a quick stop at Bonnaroo and gallavanting across Europe following the release of Octahedron, the Mars Volta have chosen to do a west-of-the-Mississippi exclusive tour as East Coast fans continue to stomp their feet in faux irritation. I’m betting they’re trying for New York in the cooler months when their fans won’t smell rotting garbage as they stroll over to a club. Thanks for thinking of us, guys. Check out tour dates after the jump.

Aug. 29 – San Francisco CA – Outside Lands Festival
Aug. 30 – Los Angeles CA – Palladium
Sept. 1 – Los Angeles CA – Palladium
Sept. 2 – Santa Barbara CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
Sept. 4 – San Diego CA – Soma
Sept. 5 – Phoenix AZ – Dodge Theater
Sept. 8 – St. Louis MO – The Pageant
Sept. 10 – Minneapolis MN – First Avenue
Sept. 11 – Chicago IL – Congress Theater
Sept. 13 – Denver CO – Monolith Festival
Sept. 16 – Dallas TX – Palladium
Sept. 17 – Houston TX – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Sept. 19 – San Antonio TX – Municipal Theater