30 seconds to mars Tickets
30 Seconds to Mars is a wildly popular American rock band that hails from Los Angeles, California. The band formed in 1998 and consists of three members: Jared Leto (lead singer, guitarist, keyboardist, and bassist), Shannon Leto (drummer and percussionist), Tomo Milicevic (lead guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, and violist). Since their formation, the band has released four full length albums which have collectively sold over 15 million copies around the world. They have also toured extensively and headlined numerous festivals. You can find out more about the band and get the 30 Seconds to Mars tickets here.
The Formation of 30 Seconds to Mars
30 Seconds to Mars was formed in 1998 by front man Jared Leto and his older brother Shannon Leto in Los Angeles, California. The brothers had been playing music together since they were little and forming a band was a natural consequence of that.
Initially, the duo expanded to include several other rotating members. They also played under different names until they settled on 30 Seconds to Mars, a reference from a rare manuscript titled Argus Apocraphex.
Initial Albums and Finding Success
In 1999 the band signed onto Virgin Records and began working on their first album. Before releasing the album, the band had already started to tour with big names in the genre such as Incubus and Puddle of Mud. Their self-titled debut was released in 2002 and received positive reviews from critics. However, it took a while to become a success.
It wasn’t until their sophomore release, A Beautiful Lie, in 2005 that the band really gained fame. Their sound, which was a mix of hard rock, post-grunge, and screamo was very well received. With the release of this album, 30 Seconds to Mars got a lot of screen time on MTV which paved the way for them to headline a number of very successful tours. The album was also certified platinum in the United States and gold in several countries across the world. It featured singles like ‘The Kill’ and ‘A Beautiful Lie’ both of which did phenomenally on the charts around the world.
Despite their success, 30 Seconds to Mars soon got involved in a bitter dispute with their label EMI/Virgin Records. The band had tried to sign with a new label after the Beautiful Lie tour but EMI contested the move, maintaining that they had signed a contract which obliged them to produce three more albums with the label before moving to a new company.
The band eventually relented and released their third album, This is War, in 2009. The band toured very heavily to promote this album and as a result, it was certified gold in seven countries and platinum in four countries. The band also won the Guinness World Record for "Longest Concert Tour By A Rock Band" for playing 309 shows in over two years in promotion of the album.
Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams and new music
After their long touring run, the band took a bit of a break to record their fourth album Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams. During this time, Jared Leto also worked on Artifact, a documentary which chronicled the recording of their previous album and the lawsuit they were embroiled in.
Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams was released in 2013 and "Up in the Air" was the first single from the album. In partnership with NASA, they sent the first copy of it into space aboard the Dragon spacecraft on SpaceX CRS-2, making it the first ever commercial copy of music to go into space.
After touring extensively to promote this album, the band took another break.
They have announced that their fifth album will be released in 2017 through a new record label, Interscope.
30 Seconds to Mars on Tour in 2017
The last time 30 Seconds to Mars went on an extensive touring run was in 2013-14 to promote their last full-length studio album, Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams. Since then, the band has performed a few times but not on a wide scale.
In 2017, 30 Seconds to Mars will be joining Muse on a North American tour. This extensive tour will kick off in May and go on until September.
If you want to see 30 Seconds to Mars perform live this year, be sure to get yourself a pair of 30 Seconds to Mars tickets today.