Beto O’Rourke Might Single-Handedly Reunite the Mars Volta If He Becomes President

Cedric Bixler-Zavala going ham with At The Drive In - JAIME MONZON
Jaime Monzon
Cedric Bixler-Zavala going ham with At The Drive In
Presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke has brought the likes of Willie Nelson, Margo Price and Spoon along to play his rallies, and he doesn’t shy away from talking about how he enjoys counterculture stuff like punk rock music and skateboarding.

And O’Rourke even played in a band with Cedric Bixler-Zavala, who would eventually front post-hardcore gods At The Drive In and psych-rock weirdos Mars Volta.

Now, according to Metal Injection, O’Rourke said at a recent campaign stop that “it would be an honor to have the Mars Volta play anything along the campaign or in this presidency.”

The only thing is this would require the Mars Volta to reunite. But with At the Drive In recently rejoining forces, maybe anything is possible. Also, Omar Rodriguez Lopez expressed an interest in a Mars Volta reunion in a 2016 Rolling Stone article, so there might yet be hope.

Especially if it involves rallying against our current dictator, I mean, president.

Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.
Scroll to read more Music Stories & Interviews articles
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.


Join SA Current Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.