THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS RETURN STATESIDE FOR THE U.S. LEG OF THEIR INTO THE WILD WORLD TOUR KICKING OFF APRIL 9TH IN LAS VEGAS
MTV Will Help Fans Keep Up With The Band On The Road Through Multi-Platform Promotion To Run On MTV, MTV2, MTVU, MTV Hits And MTV.com And Sirius-XM Alternative Station Alt Nation Will Give Away Pair Of Tickets To Each Tour Date and 1 Grand Prize Winner Will Be Flown To Los Angeles For Show At The Greek Theater To Meet The Band
New Single “This Is War” Climbing The Charts At Alternative Radio
Thirty Seconds To Mars BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Cover of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” Currently Spreading Around The Blogosphere
(New York, NY, March 31, 2010)- Multi-platinum rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars just finished the European leg of their Into The Wild tour where they headlined arenas including sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Arena and Paris’ Bercy stadium will return stateside to kick off the U.S. leg of the tour beginning April 9th at the Pearl in Las Vegas (full schedule below). Into The Wild is the band’s first tour in 3 years and is in support of their new album This Is War (Virgin Records), which was released in December, 2009. The album has already spawned a #1 single with “Kings & Queens” which spent 3 weeks at the top of the alternative radio airplay chart and the second single “This Is War” which Entertainment Weekly called “unashamedly epic” is following right behind. In just a few weeks of airplay, it is currently at #25 on the chart and climbing steadily. Mute Math and Neon Trees will open the U.S. leg of Into The Wild. Thirty Seconds To Mars will return to Europe in June to play the summer festival circuit.
Thirty Seconds To Mars has partnered with MTV for a special exclusive multi-platform promotion that will bring fans close to the band throughout the tour. Exclusive behind the scenes and performance footage will air on MTV, MTV2, MTVU, MTV Hits and through out the tour. The band will also host an episode of MTV2’s “Rock N Jock” at one of their stops, airdate will be announced soon. In addition to airing behind the scenes footage, MTV.com will host “30 Seconds With 30 Seconds To Mars,” allowing fans to submit questions for the band that will be answered at each tour date. Sirius-XM Satellite Radio is also running an exclusive promotion. The alternative channel Alt Nation will give away a pair of tickets to each date of the tour and 1 grand prize winner will receive a trip to Thirty Seconds To Mars’ show at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on May 15 to meet the band.
Before leaving the UK, Thirty Seconds To Mars stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on March 29th where the performed “This Is War” and a cover or Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” They were also awarded the the Ultimate Live Lounge cover for their version of Kanye West’s “Stronger” during a previous visit. Their version of “Bad Romance” has been rapidly spreading around the blogosphere since Monday. You can see it on the bands youtube page here
MTV praised This is War, declaring “If only all big rock albums had this much nerve” when it debuted in December at #2 on the alternative album and digital album chart, selling nearly 71,000 albums in the first week of release. The album has 2000 different album covers, as friends, fans, musicians, artists and many other notable persons submitted their own photos to be used on individual covers as part of the band’s innovative Faces of Mars campaign. Not only are fans on the album’s different covers but thousands of fans from around the world can be heard singing on tracks throughout the album. The band invited fans to attend summits in 8 different countries and online, where they recorded a variety of sounds, choruses and versus for the album.
Formed by brothers Jared Leto and Shannon Leto, Thirty Seconds to Mars have over 100 million views on YouTube, 48 million plays on MySpace and more than one million fans on iLike/Facebook. The band have won numerous awards and accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV EMA’s, an MTV Latin and Asia Award, a Fuse Award, and three Kerrang! Awards. Thirty Seconds to Mars’ sophomore record, A Beautiful Lie hit multi-platinum status after two years of heavy touring and winning fans over, one-by-one, garnering the band a growing and loyal fan base.
Thirty Seconds To Mars BBC Radio 1 Lady GaGa “Bad Romance” Cover