30 Seconds To Mars Venture Into New Territory with Video for “This Is War”



“Closer To The Edge” Reaches #34 At Top 40 And #23 Hot AC Radio This Week And Climbing



(New York, NY – April 6th, 2011) – Thirty Seconds To Mars will premiere their latest highly anticipated video for their single “This Is War” today on Vevo. In the clip, band members Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic portray soldiers at battle.

“This Is War” became the band’s third career #1 alternative radio single and second consecutive #1 from their platinum-selling album This Is War when it reached the top of the chart last July.

The album’s current single “Closer to the Edge” reached the top 10 at alternative radio and has since crossed to Top 40 where it is at #34 and to Hot AC where it is at #24 this week and climbing on both charts. It follows “This Is War” and the album’s lead single “Kings & Queens” which spent 3 weeks at the top of the alternative radio chart and has sold over 650,000 digital downloads. The “Closer To The Edge” video has been added to MTV, MTV2, MTVU, MTV Hits, MTV Tr3s, Fuse, Music Choice and VH1 where it placed #13 on the this week’s Top 20 Countdown show.

Thirty Seconds To Mars recently announced that they’re adding theme/party nights at shows during their North American “Closer To The Edge” tour which kicks off Friday night in San Jose, CA. The band will dress up and is encouraging their fans to do so as well. The themes will vary from market to market and includes such nights at the classic White Night, Hurricane Night, This Is War/Military Night, Yuppie/Preppie Night, Doctor/Patient/Medical Night, Sport Night, 80’s Night, Zombie Night, Prom Night, Bloodball Night, Goth/Punk Night, Field & Stream Night, Superhero/Comic Night and Warpaint/Color/Neon Night. The band will play a very special sold-out hometown show at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles on April 9th and will tour the country as well as Canada through May before the European summer festival season begins. The band also has plans to visit Russia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia before returning to Europe to play the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August. Since the Dec, 2009 release of This Is War, Thirty Seconds To Mars have played to over 2 million people in 100 cities in 30 different countries, selling out arenas around the world.

Thirty Seconds To Mars have continued to reach new heights since releasing This Is War. The band won their second MTV VMA award in November when they picked up the 2010 VMA for Best Rock Video for “Kings & Queens.” They also won their fourth MTV EMA award in 2010 for Best Rock Band and their fourth Kerrang! award as winner of the 2010 Best International Band. This Is War has sold over 1 million albums worldwide and has been certified gold in six different countries.

To get involved in the Thirty Seconds To Mars community dialogue, check out the band’s social media sites:

Facebook –http://www.facebook.com/thirtysecondstomars

MySpace –http://www.myspace.com/thirtysecondstomars

Twitter — http://twitter.com/30Secondstomars

YouTube –http://www.youtube.com/30secondstomars

Thirty Seconds To Mars website: www.thirtysecondstomars.com

Thirty Seconds To Mars tickets and merchandise can be purchased at: http://30secondstomars.shop.musictoday.com

Thirty Seconds To Mars Spring Dates:

April 8             San Jose, CA                       Event Center at San Jose

April 9             Los Angeles, CA                  Gibson Amphitheatre

April 12          Colorado Springs, CO         Colorado Springs City Auditorium

April 14          Chicago, IL                            Aragon Ballroom

April 15          Kenosha, WI                         Carthage College

April 16          Detroit, MI                              The Fillmore

April 17          Champaign, IL                     University of Illinois

April 18          St. Louis, MO                        The Pageant

April 19          Grand Rapids, MI                 The Orbit Room

April 20          Indiana, PA                           Indiana University of Pennsylvania

April 22          Raleigh, NC                          Raleigh Amphitheater

April 23          Orlando, FL                           Universal Studios Florida

April 24          Boca Raton, FL                    Sunset Cove Amphitheater

April 26          Morgantown, WV                 WVU Coliseum

April 27          Washington DC                   Patriot Center

April 29          E. Rutherford, NJ                 Bamboozle – New Meadowlands Stadium

April 30          Camden, NJ                         Susquehanna Bank Center

May 1             Boston, MA                           Agganis

May 3             Montreal, QC                        Metropolis

May 5             Toronto, ON                          Kool Haus

May 6             Montreal, QC                        Metropolis

May 7           Quebec City, QC        Pavilion de la Jeunesse

May 8             Portland, ME                         State Theater


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