The band that split into The Mars Volta and Sparta over ten years ago will reunite to perform at Indio, California's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this April.

Post-hardcore unit At the Drive-In has split at the height of their popularity in early 2001, suffering the fatigue of the record/tour/record/tour cycle that has burned out many mid-upper level bands throughout the years. The band's guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and vocalist Cedric Omar-Bixler splintered off into more progressive territory by forming The Mars Volta, while the band's other members Jim Ward, Paul Hinojos, and Tony Hajjar formed the more conventional alt rock band Sparta.

After dropping several hints of some sort of return, it has been officially announced that At the Drive-In will reassemble to perform at this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which will take place on consecutive weekends in April (13th-15th/20th-22nd). ATDI will join Swedish hardcore group Refused as newly-reunited acts on the bill and headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead, and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg.

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