Thirty Seconds to Mars will land in Tahoe Sept. 4
June 1, 2011
When it’s Thirty Seconds to Mars, adding Tahoe to an itinerary isn’t a problem.
The intergalactic popular emo rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars will perform Sept. 4 in the MontBleu Theatre. Tickets will go on sale next week, the director of marketing, Mike Donovan, told Lake Tahoe Action just before press time.
Thirty Seconds to Mars will perform in 27 countries on the tour, including Croatia, Austria, the Netherlands, France, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Hungary, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Lebanon, Indonesia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Its latest album, “This is War,” is a commentary, the band’s website states, on the global crisis and the band’s $30 million lawsuit against Virgin Records. The band’s third album was produced by Flood and Steve Lillywhite and has sold more than 3.5 million copies.
The website listed more facts about Thirty Seconds to Mars.
– The band was formed by Jared and Shannon Leto and signed in 1998 to Virgin Records.
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– Jared Leto was on the television program “My So-Called Life.”
– Its videos have been viewed more than 100 million times on YouTube.
– The video for “A Beautiful Lie’s” title track and fourth single took the band 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
– “From Yesterday” was the first American music video ever shot in the People’s Republic of China.
– Thirty Seconds to Mars now boasts nearly 42 million plays on MySpace and more than one million fans on iLike/Facebook.
– “A Beautiful Lie” produced two Top 5 Modern Rock singles in “From Yesterday” and “The Kill.”
– “The Kill” 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.
Other Tahoe concerts announced this week are Nick Cannon July 16 at MontBleu, Dave Mason will open for the Steve Miller Band July 30 at the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys, and Jonny Lang on Oct. 29 will play in Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room.
There has been a change to the Bluegrass and Beyond festival Aug. 27-28. The Infamous Stringdusters will be replaced on Aug. 27 by a high profile bluegrass artist who will be announced next week in Lake Tahoe Action. Keller and the Keels will play Aug. 28.