Mars Volta fan Beto O'Rourke wants band to perform during his campaign
In case you didn’t know, O’Rourke was previously in a band Foss with Mars Volta lead singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala, also known from At The Drive-In.
The Mars Volta has been inactive since 2013, but that didn’t stop someone from asking O’Rourke if he’d have the band play at his inauguration.
“We would be honored to have The Mars Volta play anything along the campaign or in the presidency,” O’Rourke responded. “That group is one of the most talented collections of individuals, and I’m really proud that they’re from El Paso.”
You can see the interaction in the video below.
Last Year, Bixler-Zavala teased the return of the band, so this could very well be possible for O’Rourke.
O’Rourke announced his presidency more than a week ago on Twitter.
I am running to serve you as the next president. The challenges we face are the greatest in living memory. No one person can meet them on their own. Only this country can do that, and only if we build a movement that includes all of us. Say you’re in: https://t.co/EKLdkVET2u pic.twitter.com/lainXyvG2n
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 14, 2019
In the 2018 Senate race, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz beat out O’Rourke for the Senate seat. O’Rourke gained huge popularity for his liberal ideas and DIY style of campaigning.
During one campaign stop, O’Rourke even performed on stage with Willie Nelson. He also filmed himself playing air drums on the steering wheel during road trips and even brought a fog machine to his concession speech.
The GOP attempted to smear O’Rourke for his punk rock lifestyle back in August. They tweeted photos of him skateboarding in an attempt to discredit him and secure Cruz’s lead. However, it was a confused attack and didn’t necessarily make O’Rourke’s supporters second-guess their candidate.
The photo came from a screenshot of this viral video of O’Rourke skateboarding in a Whataburger parking lot, of which we are big fans of.
Do you think O’Rourke would reunite The Mars Volta? Sound off in the comments below!
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