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Thirty Seconds to Mars return to SA


5FM and M-Net are excited to announce that leading rock bands Thirty Seconds to Mars will be returning to South Africa headlining two dates on 19th November at the Ticketpro Dome Johannesburg and in Cape Town on 21st November at the Grand Arena, GrandWest.

Thirty Seconds to Mars are a world class, arena crushing rock trio featuring Jared Leto on lead vocals/guitar, Shannon Leto on drums and Tomo Milicevic on guitar. Together they have sold over 3.5 million albums worldwide and have been viewed over 100 million times on youtube.

In 2002 they released their self titled debut album. This was followed by ‘A Beautiful Lie‘ (2005) which produced two Top 5 Modern Rock singles in ‘From Yesterday‘ and ‘The Kill‘ which set a record for the longest running hit in the history of Modern Rock radio when it remained on the national airplay chart for more than 50 weeks following its No. 3 peak in 2006.

Their latest release ‘This is War‘ (2009) has been called their strongest and most accomplished work to date spending 12 weeks on the 5FM Top 40. For this they enlisted two of the most influential producers in the world: Flood (U2, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins) and Steve Lillywhite (U2, Rolling Stone, Peter Gabriel) who gave the band freedom and confidence to explore different sound, textures and ideas. The album represents the result of an 18 month creative battle, fought ferociously, but privately inside a studio in the Hollywood Hills. The result: a triumphant sound that builds on the vision laid out in their previous releases.

“5FM is thrilled to be welcoming 30 Seconds to Mars back to South Africa!” says Aisha Mohamed, Station Manager for 5FM, “We‘re excited to deliver yet another amazing experience for our listeners. Their recent single ‘Closer to the Edge‘ is climbing the 5FM chart rapidly and is very much in line with 5fm‘s diverse offering! “

Thirty Seconds to Mars have won numerous awards including an MTV Music Video Award, three MTV EMA‘s, MTV Latin, Asia and Australia Awards, a Fuse Award and three Kerrang! Awards. The band have played over 500 shows around the world including Lollapalooza in the U.S, Download in the UK, Germany‘s Rock Am Ring, Japans Summer Sonic and South Africa‘s My Coke Fest in 2008 with 5FM where the response from the fans was nothing less than incredible! And now, the band are excited to be back headlining their own tour.

Tour Itinerary

Friday 19th November 2010
Ticketpro Dome
Tickets from R221 – R374

Cape Town
Sunday 21st November 2010
Grand Arena, Grandwest Casino and Entertainment World.
Tickets from R221 – R374