Omar Rodriguez Confirms The Mars Volta Are On “Indefinite” Hiatus

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Dammit. I guess all good things must come to an end, but this one caught me off guard.

The Mars Volta have been extremely quiet for the majority of 2012, which should make today’s news a little more expected (but we know it still sucks). In a recent interview with CityArtsOnline, Omar Rodriguez confirmed that The Mars Volta are on “indefinite” hiatus. You can read an excerpt from the interview below:

You said that you are open still to doing more with the Mars Volta and At the Drive-In. People on the internet are very afraid that the Mars Volta is done. Are you on a hiatus, or are you on one of those “indefinite hiatuses” like Fugazi where you never actually break up but you also never get back together? Or is that something that you just don’t know?

[OMAR]: I don’t know, and I’m not…insecure enough to have to ask myself that. It’s like, we’ve done that for 10 years, 11 years. Now we’re all doing different things, and everything that we’re doing informs how we express ourselves, and so if that happens then it happens and if it doesn’t it doesn’t. It’s not something to be worried about. It shouldn’t occupy a space in the mind. There’s way too many things that are much too important to occupy space in the mind. That’s first and foremost on my agenda: Who’s paying rent in my mind? If you’re a bad tenant, get out.

Click here to read the full interview.

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