THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS ANNOUNCE U.S. DATES OF INTO THE WILD TOUR IN SUPPORT OF THEIR NEW ALBUM ‘THIS IS WAR’
Mute Math and Neon Trees Will Open On U.S. Leg Which Kicks Off April 9th At The Pearl Theater In Las Vegas And Ends May 15th At The Greek Theater In Los Angeles American Express, I Love All Access And Musictoday Pre-sale Packages Begin Feb. 24th With General On Sale Starting Feb. 26th New Single “This Is War” Impacts Alternative Radio March 1st
(New York, NY, February 23rd, 2010)- Multi-platinum rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars has announced U.S. dates of their Into The Wild world tour starting April 9th at the Pearl Theater in Las Vegas, NV through May 13th at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA (full schedule below). The Into The Wild tour is the band’s first tour in 3 years and is in support of their new album ‘This Is War.’ The tour kicked off last week in Nottingham, England where they played to sold out crowd of 10,000 screaming fans. Thirty Seconds to Mars will continue to play arenas throughout Europe including stops at London’s Wembley Arena and the Paris’ Bercy stadium. Mute Math and Neon Trees will open the U.S. leg of Into The Wild. Pre-sale ticket and special fan packages through American Express, I Love All Access and musictoday begin 10am February 24th through 10pm February 26th in most markets, New York and Chicago pre-sale starts Saturday February 27th. Traditional on sale through Ticketmaster begin February 26th in select markets (complete on sale schedule below).
“This Is War,” the albums’ title track and second single will impact alternative radio on March 1st. It is the follow up to the hugely successful “Kings & Queens” which recently spent 3 weeks at #1 and is currently in the top 5 on the alternative playlist charts. “Kings & Queens” is the band’s second #1 single and third top 5 hit. The platinum selling A Beautiful Lie’s “From Yesterday” reached #1 in 2007 and “The Kill” which was voted the #1 song of the decade by AOL Radio listeners peaked at #3 in 2006 before becoming the first song in alternative radio history to be retired from the Billboard chart after a 52-week run. The video for “Kings & Queens, a short film entitled The Ride was one of the most downloaded iTunes video of the weeks ever to be featured and received airplay on Fuse, MTV, MTV2, MTVu, VH1 and Music Choice. “Kings & Queens” will be featured in the trailer for the upcoming Warner Bros. animated film “Guardians of Ga’Hoole” and album opener “Escape” is currently featured in promos for the A&E Network show Fugitive Chronicles.
‘This is War’ which was declared an “artistic triumph” by Alternative Press and as “epic rock at its most affecting” by Billboard debuted at #2 on the alternative album and digital album chart, selling nearly 71,000 albums in the first week. The album 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, 40 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.