Video: The Mars Volta preview new songs live from Finland

A band doesn’t get to be a part of the 15 Hottest Summer Tours of 2011 by merely being good. In the case of The Mars Volta, they made the list because along with wowing live crowds everywhere with their extensive back catalog, the rockers are offering up new material from their upcoming and as yet detail-less sixth album.

During a July 3rd show in Helsinki, Finland, TMV took to the stage at Circus for an 80-minute set, 60 of which was apparently made up of all new material. Courtesy of Antiquiet, three such tracks are available for HQ viewing below: “I’m Not Running Away”, “Trinkets Pale The Room”, and “Walk The Plank”. Each is a killer example of what’s hopefully to come and another reason to check them out on the road.

And speaking of touring, the band will return from Europe later this month for a chunk of U.S. dates supporting Soundgarden before heading to Australia, China, and Japan in August. Check out the entire list of dates below — after taking a peep at all three performances, of course.

“I’m Not Running Away”

“Trinkets Pale The Room”

“Walk The Plank”

The Mars Volta 2011 Tour Dates:
07/08 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/09 – Hertfordshire UK @ Sonisphere UK
07/12 – Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center at George Mason University *
07/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing *
07/14 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Event Center *
07/16 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion *
07/18 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
07/20 – Stateline, NV @ Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena *
07/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Center *
07/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum *
07/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint *
07/30 – Woodford, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
08/03 – Sydney, AU @ Enmore Theatre
08/05 – Adeliade, AU @ Thebarton Theatre
08/07 – Melbourne, AU @ Palace Theatre
08/09 – Hong King, PRC @ AsiaWorld Arena
08/13-14  – Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic

* = w/ Soundgarden


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