THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS NEW SINGLE, “THIS IS WAR” CLAIMS THE NUMBER 1 SPOT AT ALTERNATIVE RADIO
“This Is War” Becomes Band’s Third #1 Single Following “Kings & Queens” Earlier This Year And “From Yesterday” from the previous album
New Single ”Closer To The Edge” Impacts Radio In August
“Into The Wild” World Tour Returns Stateside On August 30th
(New York, NY, July 19th, 2010)– 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. The album’s first single “Kings & Queens” spent three weeks at #1 in January. Thirty Seconds To Mars now has three #1 songs and four top 5 hits at the format. The platinum selling A Beautiful Lie’s “From Yesterday” reached #1 in 2007 and “The Kill” 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 Kill” was named the #1 Alternative song of the last decade by AOL Radio listeners. Their new single “Closer To The Edge” is already climbing the airplay charts across Europe and will impact U.S. radio in August.
Last week Thirty Seconds To Mars announced new dates for the 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, FL (full schedule below). 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 4/5 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 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.
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“Into The Wild” Fall U.S. Tour Dates
Aug 30 Syracuse, NY New York State 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 Queen Elizabeth Theater w/Violent Soho
Sep 23 Medford, OR Medford Academy 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 Flags Event Center 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