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- Posted on Jan 24th 2013 10:54AM by Dan Reilly
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"Thank you to all Volta fans you deserved more, especially after the way you rooted for us on this album," Bixler-Zavala said. "I tried my hardest to keep it going, but Bosnian Rainbows was what we all got instead. I can't sit here and pretend anymore. I no longer am a member of Mars Volta.
"Thank you a million times over for ever giving a fuck about our band. For the record I tried my hardest to get a full scale North American tour going for 'Noctourniquet' but Omar did not want to. I guess a break from Mars Volta means starting another band and ignoring all the support the fans gave us. I tried my hardest, guys. All I can do is move forward with my music and just be happy that Volta ever happened at all. God Damn we had a blast!"
The pair are no stranger to breakups. In 2001, they split from their post-hardcore band At the Drive-In at the height of its popularity in order to go into the more progressive styles of Mars Volta. ATDI reunited for a string of dates in 2012, playing mainly festivals, but it appears that's kaput as well.
Bixler-Zavala repeatedly and profusely thanked fans of both bands before taking a few more digs at Rodriguez-Lopes. "What am I suppose to do be some progressive house wife that's cool with watching their partner go fuck other bands? We owe it 2 fans to tour," he tweeted. So, maybe we can expect them to play festivals in 2024?
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