Into The Wild” World Tour Returns Stateside On August 30th
Multi-platinum rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars single “This Is War” reaches #1 on the alternative radio airplay charts this week, after an 8-week run at #2. This is the band’s second consecutive #1 single from their 3rd studio album This Is War (EMI’s Virgin Records) which was released in December, 2009.
Today, Bruce Edwin of the Hollywood Sentinel reports Thirty Seconds To Mars have planned a stateside return of their “Into The Wild” world tour which kicks off on August 30th in Syracuse, NY at the New York State Fair and runs through Oct. 16th at the Deluna Festival in Pensacola, Florida. Neon Trees, Violent Soho and New Politics will support Thirty Seconds To Mars on select dates.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Thirty Seconds To Mars leads the nominations for the 2010 Kerrang Awards with 4 nominations, including best album (This Is War), best video (Kings & Queens), best live band and best international band. Fans have until Wednesday, July 21st to vote for the winner and can register to vote at http://awards.kerrang.com. The band is winner of 3 previous Kerrang awards, 1 in 2007 and 2 in 2008.
Thirty Seconds to Mars began the “Into the Wild” tour in early 2010 in support This Is War. The first leg of the tour took them to 89 cities in 27 countries where they played in front of over 1.3 million ecstatic fans. The European leg of the tour was the band’s first arena headline tour and they sold out shows around the globe including gigs at London’s Wembley Arena and Paris’ Bercy Arena. The band will play festivals in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, and throughout Eastern Europe before returning home for the new U.S. dates. Thirty Seconds To Mars will return to Europe in November to play gigs through December and will play at London’s O2 arena for the first time on November 30th.
Alternative Press praised This Is War with 4 out of 5 stars and The Los Angeles Times declared that the album is “the most confident sounding thing the band has done.” The Hollywood Sentinel stated, “2010 is the year for 30 Seconds to Mars. The band has fully found themselves musically, and it rocks.”
This Is War debuted 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 and Shannon Leto, Thirty Seconds To Mars have over 100 million views on YouTube, 50 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.