Since their initial reunion in 2012, the status of ATDI remained unclear. During said comeback tour, co-founder Omar Rodriguez-Lopez expressed discomfort in revisiting the band’s music, saying, “When playing those songs, I thought, ‘Here’s a person at the time that I don’t relate to anymore.’ He didn’t care about his life and was doing drugs and was really disconnected from the world and a whole lot of other personal stuff that I won’t get into. If I give myself to that, I can feel the psychological effects of that personality in the same way that an actor can say it wasn’t healthy to live in that role so long or bring that role home every night.”
However, following the break-up of The Mars Volta in 2013, frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala left the door open for future performances with ATDI.
Now, three years later, ATDI are set to return to the live stage, performing alongside Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, and more at Rock on the Range. The three-day hard rock fest takes place May 20th – 22nd in Columbus, Ohio.
It’s unclear whether ATDI will play further shows in 2016. We’ve reached out to band representatives for comment and will let you know when we hear back.
In the meantime, watch video of ATDI’s performance at Lollapalooza in 2012.