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.
The unstoppable rise of Thirty Seconds To Mars continues with the confirmation that they will play their biggest UK tour to date in February 2010. The tour heralds the band’s ascension into British arenas and includes a major show at London’s Wembley Arena. Thirty Seconds To Mars previewed the December 7th release of their highly anticipated new album ‘THIS IS WAR’ with an intimate low-key show at London’s Koko on November Continue reading →
Jared Leto wants kids in need to have more than a so-called life. The actor-musician and his band, 30 Seconds to Mars, on Friday opened up their recording session in the Hollywood Hills to boys and girls who were rescued from prostitution by the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Children of the Night. COTN, which counts Hugh Hefner and the Johnny Carson Foundation among its biggest contributors, has aided more than 10,000 youngsters between the ages of 11 and 17 since its founding 30 years ago by Dr. Lois Lee. Leto recently visited the 24-bed facility/school/counseling center and, after sitting down with some of the residents, was compelled to give back. “After meeting all of the wonderful people at COTN and hearing about their enthusiasm for art and music, I invited them to join us in the studio for a day while we make our next record,” Leto said in a statement to E! News this week. “We are looking forward to sharing this creative time with them .” 30 Seconds to Mars is currently at work on its third album. Next up for Leto on the big screen is the sci-fi drama Mr. Nobody.