Thirty Seconds To Mars massive tour. Fast on their way to becoming one of the world’s biggest bands, Thirty Seconds To Mars’ status in the UK has already been proven with shows this year that include a sold-out arena tour as well as a headline slot on the second stage at Download Festival. Their undeniable popularity continues to grow with the confirmation of their biggest UK tour to date which commences at the end of November. The tour, including a show at London’s 02 Arena on November 30th, will see the band play to a combined audience of over 50,000 people (support provided by Enter Shikari).
29th – The Brighton Centre
30th – London, The O2 Arena
1st – Birmingham, NIA
3rd – Aberdeen, AECC
4th – Manchester, Central
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 18th June at a price of £23.50 for London and £22 for all other dates. www.gigsandtours.com & www.ticketmaster.co.uk Aside from the arena shows and Download, Thirty Seconds To Mars are also set to play further festival dates at Oxegen and T in the Park. Thirty Seconds To Mars will follow their triumphant Download set with the July 19th release of the new single ‘Closer To The Edge’. Co-produced by Flood (U2, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails), Steve Lillywhite (The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel) and Thirty Seconds To Mars, the uplifting ‘Close To The Edge’ is led by Jared Leto’s soaring vocals and backed with an undercurrent of electronic flourishes. Taken from the global hit album ‘This is War’, ‘Close to The Edge’ features backing vocals courtesy of the band’s fan community The Echelon, who contributed to the album’s recording during sessions in nine different countries stretching from America to Australia. Formed by brothers Jared and Shannon Leto and completed by Tomo Milicevic, Thirty Seconds To Mars have won numerous awards and accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV EMAs, an MTV Latin and Asia Award, a Fuse Award, and three Kerrang! Awards.
Enter Shikari intimate dates. For no real reason other than the fun of it, Enter Shikari are filling some gaps in their already hectic schedule with a handful of more ‘intimate’ dates. Within three days of returning from the gruelling Warped Tour in the USA, the band headline the small (but perfectly formed) Redfest festival in Redhill, Surrey as a warm-up for their slot on The Prodigy’s massive Milton Keynes Bowl show the following day. They then ‘warm down’ from that performance with a London show at the tiny (in comparison to the Hammersmith Apollo, which was scene of their last London headline show back in February) Camden Underworld. The Camden show will be filmed / recorded (in some form or another) for a release (of some form or another) later in the year. The band are currently chewing over ideas to make this show a little different to the usual. All will be revealed nearer the time.In August, Enter Shikari find themselves in Preston and Bath for a pair of shows. The Preston show acts as a *sort of* make-up show for the cancelled Blackpool show back in Feb, and the Bath show for no other reason than that’s where the band’s booking agent lives so we can all go and make a mess of his house afterwards. Tickets for London, Bath & Preston are on sale this coming Monday (14th June). London tickets are ONLY available via www.entershikari.com. Preston & Bath tickets are on general sale through all the usual suspects (AND www.entershikari.com of course). Support for Preston & Bath will be the marvellous The King Blues. The band enter the studio for a couple of days next week to record a brand new track that may (or may not) be released sometime during summer too. But that’s another story. Enter Shikari’s complete UK live commitments, as they stand so far, now look like this -
FRIDAY 23 – REDFEST (headline) – Redhill, Surrey
SATURDAY 24 – MILTON KEYNES – Bowl (with The Prodigy, Pendulum etc)
MONDAY 26 – LONDON – Camden Underworld
WEDNESDAY 18 – PRESTON – 53 Degrees (+ The King Blues)
THURSDAY 19 – BATH – Pavillion (+ The King Blues)
FRIDAY 27 – LEEDS FESTIVAL (NME/Radio One Stage) – Leeds
SATURDAY 28 – READING FESTIVAL (NME/Radio One Stage) – Reading