“UP IN THE AIR” FIRST SINGLE FROM THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS NEW ALBUM ROCKETS INTO SPACE TOMORROW
First Copy Of Single Travels From Cape Canaveral To International Space Station In SpaceX Dragon Cargo Capsule
“Up In The Air” Set For March 19 Release
Thirty Seconds To Mars new single “Up In The Air” will be launched into space tomorrow. The band members will be in Florida to watch the launch of the second SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket carrying its Dragon cargo capsule is scheduled to lift off on Friday, March 1, at 10:10 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The capsule will be filled with more than 1,200 pounds of scientific experiments and cargo – and the first copy of “Up In The Air.” Fans can watch the launch at http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html. Full details and updates on the mission are also available on NASA’s website at http://www.nasa.gov/station.
The band will visit Mission Control Houston for a Q&A with Tom Marshburn, one of the astronauts aboard the space station. The Q&A, scheduled for Monday, March 18, will be broadcast live online with details available shortly at www.thirtysecondstomars.com. “Up In The Air” will premiere worldwide that day and be commercially available at all digital retailers the following day, March 19.
“Up In The Air” is the first single from the band’s fourth studio record, which will be released later this year. The album follows This Is War, which contained the No. 1 Modern Rock radio hits “This Is War” and “Kings and Queens.” In the course of its two-year tour in support of This Is War, the band sold out arenas around the globe, playing over 311 shows in nearly 60 countries on six continents to an astounding three million people – and breaking the Guinness World Record® for most shows played during a single album cycle. This Is War was hailed as “an artistic triumph” (Alternative Press) and “a shimmering epic” (MTV.com). Entertainment Weekly observed: “[Lead singer] Leto doesn’t just shoot for the moon, he practically colonizes it.”
Thirty Seconds To Mars – comprising brothers Jared Leto and Shannon Leto as well as Tomo Milicevic – has sold over 5 million albums worldwide and the band’s videos have more than 300 million views on YouTube. The group has received numerous awards, including a dozen MTV awards worldwide, a Billboard Music award and honors from NME, Kerrang! and Fuse. Artifact, a documentary about the making of This Is War, won the People’s Choice documentary award at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards. The film will be screened at SXSW on Wednesday, March 13.