THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS ADD NEW DATES TO THE U.S. RETURN OF THEIR “INTO THE WILD” WORLD TOUR

THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS ADD NEW DATES TO THE U.S. RETURN OF THEIR “INTO THE WILD” WORLD TOUR
Tour Kicks Off August 30th In Syracuse, NY Through Oct. 16th In Pensacola, FL
Neon Trees, Violent Soho And New Politics Will Open On Select Dates
Thirty Seconds To Mars Leads 2010 Kerrang Award Nominations – Fans Have Until Wednesday, July 21st To Vote For The Winners

(New York, NY, July 16th, 2010)Multi-platinum rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars have added new dates to the U.S. return of their massively successful “Into The Wild” world tour.   The new U.S. leg will start on August 30th in Syracuse, NY at the New York State Fair and run through Oct. 16th in Pensacola, FL at Deluna Festival The band has also revealed that Neon Trees, Violent Soho and New Politics will be opening on select dates (full schedule below).

Thirty Seconds To Mars leads the 2010 Kerrang Award nominations with 4 nominations including best album (This Is War), best video (Kings & Queens), best live band and best international band.  Fans have until next 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 of their 3rd studio album This Is War (EMI’s Virgin Records).  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.

This Is War was released in December, 2009 and has since spawned 2 hit singles.  The first single “Kings & Queens” shot to #1 at alternative radio where it remained for 3-consecutive weeks.  The follow-up “This Is War” has spent the last 8 weeks at #2 on the chart.  “Closer To The Edge” has been selected as the album’s third single and will impact radio next month.  It is already climbing the airplay charts across Europe and has been A-listed on Radio One in the UK.

Alternative Press praised This Is War with 4/5 stars and The Los Angeles Times declared that the album is “the most confident sounding thing the band has done.” 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 Liehit 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.

For More information on Thirty Seconds To Mars, please visit: http://www.thirtysecondstomars.com/

Follow Thirty Seconds To Mars on twitter: www.twitter.com/30secondstomars

Register to vote for the Kerrang Awards at http://awards.kerrang.com

“Into The Wild” Fall U.S. Tour Dates

Aug 30             Syracuse, NY             New YorkState Fair

Sep 1               Baltimore, MD             Sonar                          w/Violent Soho

Sep 2               Myrtle Beach, SC       House of Blues           w/Violent Soho

Sep 3               Norfolk, VA                 The Norva                   w/Violent Soho

Sep 4               Atlantic City, NJ          House of Blues           w/Violent Soho

Sep 5               Hampton, NH              HB Casino                   w/Violent Soho

Sep 8               Providence, RI            Lupo’s                          w/Violent Soho

Sep 9               Hartford, CT                The Webster               w/Violent Soho

Sep 10             Worcester, MA            Palladium                    w/Violent Soho

Sep 11             Clifton Park, NY          Northern Lights           w/Violent Soho

Sep 13             Niagara, NY                Rapids Theater           w/Violent Soho

Sep 14             Pittsburgh, PA             Club Zoo                     w/Violent Soho

Sep 16             Minneapolis, MN         First Avenue                w/Violent Soho

Sep 17             Fargo, ND                   The Venue                  w/Violent Soho

Sep 18             Winnipeg, MT              Burton Cummings       w/Violent Soho

Sep 20             Edmonton, AB                        Edmonton Events Ctr w/Violent Soho

Sep 21             Calgary, AB                MacEwan Hall                        w/Violent Soho

Sep 22             Vancouver, BC           QueenElizabethTheater w/Violent Soho

Sep 23             Medford, OR               MedfordAcademy      w/Neon Trees, New Politics

Sep 26             Los Angeles, CA         Epicenter                     Festival

Sep 29             Austin, TX                   La Zona Rosa             w/Neon Trees, New Politics

Sep 30             Oklahoma City, OK    Diamond Ballroom      w/Anberlin,Neon Trees, New Politics

Oct 2               Clive, IA                      7 FlagsEventCenter  w/Neon Trees, New Politics

Oct 3               Indianapolis, IN           Egyptian                      w/Neon Trees, New Politics

Oct 4               Cincinnati, OH                        Bogart’s                       w/Neon Trees, New Politics

Oct 6               Cleveland, OH                        House of Blues           w/Neon Trees, New Politics

Oct 7               Columbus, OH            LC Pavilion                  w/Neon Trees, New Politics

Oct 9               Plymouth, MI              Compuware Arena     89X Radio Fall Festival

Oct 11             Louisville, KY              Expo Five                    w/Neon Trees, New Politics

Oct 12             Nashville, TN              Rocketown                  w/Neon Trees, New Politics

Oct 13             Charlotte, NC              Fillmore                       w/Neon Trees, New Politics

Oct 15             Tampa, FL                  Ritz Ybor                     w/Neon Trees, New Politics

Oct 16             Pensacola, FL             DeLuna Festival          Festival

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