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About Thirty Seconds To Mars
Formed in 1998 by Jared Leto and his older brother Shannon, Thirty Seconds to Mars found success in the 2000s with a blend of hard rock, post-grunge and screamo. Drawing on influences ranging from Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Rush, the band have enjoyed global success with platinum selling albums, world tours and numerous music awards. Frontman and actor Jared Leto enjoyed success on the nineties television drama, My So Called Life, in addition to movies such as Fight Club and Requiem for a Dream. As he approached his thirties, he decided to focus on his music and enlisted the help of his brother to form Thirty Seconds to Mars. While music is his passion, Jared continues to enjoy a successful Hollywood acting career, and has a string of notable film releases to his name including Panic Room, Highway and American Psycho.
The group's debut album, Thirty Seconds to Mars, was released to moderate success in 2002, however it was their platinum selling second album, A Beautiful Lie, which catapulted the band to worldwide fame, paving the way for several worldwide tours. A Beautiful Lie was followed by their 2009 album, This is War, which reached the top 10 of several national album charts and earned numerous music awards. In 2013, the band left EMI for Universal Music, and released the critically acclaimed Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams 2013. A brand new music video, starring Kanye West and Lindsay Lohan, was released from the album to promote the track City of Angels. To date the band has sold over 10 million albums worldwide.
Thirty Seconds to Mars have won numerous music awards, including six Kerrang! Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, seven MTV Europe Music Awards, a NME award and a Billboard Music Award. The band also achieved a place in Guinness World Records as Longest Concert Tour by a Rock Band, performing 311 shows in just over two years.
The band have toured extensively in the USA and Canada and throughout the world, including in the UK and Ireland. Their first tour was the Forever Night, Never Day tour in 2006, followed by Welcome to the Universe tour in the same year. In 2007 they embarked upon A Beautiful Lie tour, performing at numerous venues and festivals worldwide. This was followed by two more world tours including Into the Wild 2010 and their recent 2013 Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams tour, which saw them performing extensively in the UK and Ireland.