Video: Thirty Seconds to Mars “Bad Romance” from Lady Gaga

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Before leaving the UK, Thirty Seconds To Mars stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on March 29th where the performed “This Is War” and a cover or Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” They were also awarded the the Ultimate Live Lounge cover for their version of Kanye West’s “Stronger” during a previous visit. Their version of “Bad Romance” has been rapidly spreading around the blogosphere since Monday.

Thirty Seconds to Mars announce more “Into the Wild” tour dates

Thirty Seconds to Mars "This Is War"Multi-platinum rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars just finished the European leg of their Into The Wild tour where they headlined arenas including sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Arena and Paris’ Bercy stadium will return stateside to kick off the U.S. leg of the tour beginning April 9th at the Pearl in Las Vegas (full schedule below). Into The Wild is the band’s first tour in 3 years and is in support of their new album This Is War (Virgin Records), which was released in December, 2009. The album has already spawned a #1 single with “Kings & Queens” which spent 3 weeks at the top of the alternative radio airplay chart and the second single “This Is War” which Entertainment Weekly called “unashamedly epic” is following right behind. In just a few weeks of airplay, it is currently at #25 on the chart and climbing steadily. Mute Math and Neon Trees will open the U.S. leg of Into The Wild. Thirty Seconds To Mars will return to Europe in June to play the summer festival circuit.

Thirty Seconds To Mars has partnered with MTV for a special exclusive multi-platform promotion that will bring fans close to the band throughout the tour. Exclusive behind the scenes and performance footage will air on MTV, MTV2, MTVU, MTV Hits and through out the tour. The band will also host an episode of MTV2’s “Rock N Jock” at one of their stops, airdate will be announced soon. In addition to airing behind the scenes footage, MTV.com will host “30 Seconds With 30 Seconds To Mars,” allowing fans to submit questions for the band that will be answered at each tour date. Sirius-XM Satellite Radio is also running an exclusive promotion. The alternative channel Alt Nation will give away a pair of tickets to each date of the tour and 1 grand prize winner will receive a trip to Thirty Seconds To Mars’ show at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles on May 15 to meet the band.

Before leaving the UK, Thirty Seconds To Mars stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on March 29th where the performed “This Is War” and a cover or Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance.” They were also awarded the the Ultimate Live Lounge cover for their version of Kanye West’s “Stronger” during a previous visit.

MTV praised This is War, declaring “If only all big rock albums had this much nerve” when it debuted in December at #2 on the alternative album and digital album chart, selling nearly 71,000 albums in the first week of release. The album has 2000 different album covers, as friends, fans, musicians, artists and many other notable persons submitted their own photos to be used on individual covers as part of the band’s innovative Faces of Mars campaign. Not only are fans on the album’s different covers but thousands of fans from around the world can be heard singing on tracks throughout the album. The band invited fans to attend summits in 8 different countries and online, where they recorded a variety of sounds, choruses and versus for the album.

Formed by brothers Jared Leto and Shannon Leto, Thirty Seconds to Mars have over 100 million views on YouTube, 48 million plays on MySpace and more than one million fans on iLike/Facebook. The band have won numerous awards and accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV EMA’s, an MTV Latin and Asia Award, a Fuse Award, and three Kerrang! Awards. Thirty Seconds to Mars’ sophomore record, A Beautiful Lie hit multi-platinum status after two years of heavy touring and winning fans over, one-by-one, garnering the band a growing and loyal fan base.

Into The Wild U.S. Tour Dates

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4/9 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Theatre

4/11 Tucson, AZ Pima County Fair

4/13 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre

4/15 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom

4/16 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom

4/17 Detroit, MI The Fillmore

4/18 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy

4/20 Boston, MA House of Blues

4/21 NYC, NY Roseland

4/23 Washington DC Bender Arena

4/24 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory

4/25 Charlotte, NC Uptown Amphitheatre

4/27 Miami, FL The Fillmore

4/28 Orlando, FL House of Blues

4/29 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle

*5/1 Frisco, TX Pizza Hut Park

5/4 St. Louis, MO The Pageant

5/6 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium

5/7 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium

5/8 Salt Lake City, UT The Rail Event Center

5/10 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO

5/11 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre

5/13 Oakland, CA Fox Theater

5/14 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl

5/15 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater

5/16 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre

Thirty Seconds to Mars announce U.S. Tour Dates

Multi-platinum rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars has announced U.S. dates of their Into The Wild world tour starting April 9th at the Pearl Theater in Las Vegas, NV through May 13th at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA (full schedule below). The Into The Wild tour is the band’s first tour in 3 years and is in support of their new album ‘This Is War.’ The tour kicked off last week in Nottingham, England where they played to sold out crowd of 10,000 screaming fans. Thirty Seconds to Mars will continue to play arenas throughout Europe including stops at London’s Wembley Arena and the Paris’ Bercy stadium. Mute Math and Neon Trees will open the U.S. leg of Into The Wild. Pre-sale ticket and special fan packages through American Express, I Love All Access and musictoday begin 10am February 24th through 10pm February 26th in most markets, New York and Chicago pre-sale starts Saturday February 27th. Traditional on sale through Ticketmaster begin February 26th in select markets (complete on sale schedule below).

“This Is War,” the albums’ title track and second single will impact alternative radio on March 1st. It is the follow up to the hugely successful “Kings & Queens” which recently spent 3 weeks at #1 and is currently in the top 5 on the alternative playlist charts. “Kings & Queens” is the band’s second #1 single and third top 5 hit. The platinum selling A Beautiful Lie’s “From Yesterday” reached #1 in 2007 and “The Kill” which was voted the #1 song of the decade by AOL Radio listeners peaked at #3 in 2006 before becoming the first song in alternative radio history to be retired from the Billboard chart after a 52-week run. The video for “Kings & Queens, a short film entitled The Ride was one of the most downloaded iTunes video of the weeks ever to be featured and received airplay on Fuse, MTV, MTV2, MTVu, VH1 and Music Choice. “Kings & Queens” will be featured in the trailer for the upcoming Warner Bros. animated film “Guardians of Ga’Hoole” and album opener “Escape” is currently featured in promos for the A&E Network show Fugitive Chronicles.

‘This is War’ which was declared an “artistic triumph” by Alternative Press and as “epic rock at its most affecting” by Billboard debuted at #2 on the alternative album and digital album chart, selling nearly 71,000 albums in the first week. The album 2000 different album covers, as friends, fans, musicians, artists and many other notable persons submitted their own photos to be used on individual covers as part of the band’s innovative Faces of Mars campaign. Not only are fans on the album’s different covers but thousands of fans from around the world can be heard singing on tracks throughout the album. The band invited fans to attend summits in 8 different countries and online, where they recorded a variety of sounds, choruses and versus for the album.

Formed by brothers Jared Leto and Shannon Leto, Thirty Seconds to Mars have over 100 million views on YouTube, 40 million plays on MySpace and more than one million fans on iLike/Facebook. The band have won numerous awards and accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV EMA’s, an MTV Latin and Asia Award, a Fuse Award, and three Kerrang! Awards. Thirty Seconds to Mars’ sophomore record, A Beautiful Lie hit multi-platinum status after two years of heavy touring and winning fans over, one-by-one, garnering the band a growing and loyal fan base.

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Into The Wild U.S. Tour Dates
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Date City Venue On Sale

4/9 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Theatre 2/27

4/10 Mesa, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre 2/27

4/11 Tucson, AZ Pima County Fair 2/27

4/13 Tulsa, OK Brady Theatre 2/27

4/15 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom 2/27

4/16 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom 3/6

4/17 Detroit, MI The Fillmore 2/27

4/18 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy 2/26

4/20 Boston, MA House of Blues 2/27

4/21 NYC, NY Roseland 3/6

4/23 Washington DC TBA 2/27

4/24 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory 2/27

4/25 Charlotte, NC Uptown Amphitheatre 3/12

4/27 Miami, FL The Fillmore 2/27

4/28 Orlando, FL House of Blues 2/27

4/29 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle 2/27

*5/1 Frisco, TX Pizza Hut Park 3/12

5/4 St. Louis, MO The Pageant 2/26

5/6 Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium 3/6

5/7 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium 2/27

5/8 Salt Lake City, UT The Rail Event Center 3/6

5/10 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO 3/6

5/11 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre 3/5

5/13 Oakland, CA Fox Theater 2/28

5/14 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl TBD

5/15 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater TBD

Thirty Seconds to mars to release “Kings & Queens”

Multi-platinum rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars’ first single “Kings & Queens” from their new album This is War (EMI/Virgin) takes the #1 spot as the most played song on the alternative radio airplay chart this week after 15 weeks of airplay. This marks the band’s second #1 single at the format and third top 5 hit. The platinum selling A Beautiful Lie’s “From Yesterday” reached #1 in 2007 and “The Kill” peaked at #3 in 2006 before becoming the first song in alternative radio history to be retired from the Billboard chart after a 52-week run. “The Kill” was recently named the #1 Alternative song of the last decade by AOL Radio listeners. The “Kings & Queens” video was featured as iTunes video of the week last month and was one of the most downloaded videos ever to be featured. The video is currently on Fuse’s #1 Alternative Countdown and is also receiving airplay at MTV, MTV2, MTVu, VH1 and Music Choice. “Kings & Queens” will be featured in the trailer for the upcoming Warner Bros. animated film “Guardians Of Ga’Hoole.”

Thirty Seconds to Mars has been actively encouraging their fans to donate money to emergency relief efforts in Haiti. The band has compiled and posted a list of relief organizations including UNICEF, The Red Cross, OXFAM and others on their website and social networking sites. They are also auctioning off tickets, backstage passes and dinner with the band at a concert of choice through ebay at http://ow.ly/Y3JP, all proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross. Leto participated in the “Haiti: How You Can Help” live telethon on Larry King Live on Jan. 18th which raised $5 million dollars for UNICEF and the American Red Cross, including the $1,000 winning-bid by Jared for the a suspenders that Larry was wearing.

This is War, which received 4 out of 5 stars by Alternative Press who declared the album an “artistic triumph,” was released on Dec. 8th, 2009 with thousands of different album covers, as friends, fans, musicians, artists and many other notable persons submitted their own photos to be used on individual covers as part of the band’s innovative Faces of Mars campaign. The album debuted at #2 on the alternative album chart and the digital album chart, selling nearly 71,000 copies in the first week. Both Thirty Seconds To Mars and This Is War have been top ten trending topics on Twitter for weeks and two of the album’s songs “Kings & Queens” and “This is War” are constantly at the top of the Twitter Music Monday chart #MusicMonday at twit40.com, a weekly Twitter trend that gives Tweeters a chance to find and share music. Thirty Seconds to Mars was also named “Best Band” in the Kerrang! 2009 Reader’s Poll.
Throughout the band’s decade-long career, Thirty Seconds to Mars have been known for having and energizing live show and have played over 500 shows around the globe. They just wrapped a U.S. tour playing radio holiday shows which prompted the Denver Post to declare that Thirty Seconds to Mars “treated fans to an energetic performance” and that “Leto’s vocals were clean and strong, reaching impressive ranges effortlessly” and the Tampa Bay Times to say,” Of all the bands at Next Big Thing last weekend, 30 Seconds to Mars knew best how to get the crowd going and how to make the most interactive show I’ve ever seen.” Thirty Seconds to Mars head to Europe in February to headline their first ever arena tour where they will play to sold-out rooms, including a stop at London’s 13,000 capacity Wembley Arena. The band will return stateside in the Spring for a headline tour across the U.S. Dates and venues will be announced soon.

Formed by brothers Jared Leto and Shannon Leto, Thirty Seconds to Mars have over 100 million views on YouTube, 40 million plays on MySpace and more than one million fans on iLike/Facebook. The band have won numerous awards and accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV EMA’s, an MTV Latin and Asia Award, a Fuse Award, and three Kerrang! Awards. Thirty Seconds to Mars’ sophomore record, A Beautiful Lie hit multi-platinum status after two years of heavy touring and winning fans over, one-by-one, garnering the band a growing and loyal fan base.

Watch Thirty Seconds to Mars “Faces of Mars” video

Thirty Seconds to Mars set out to do something that had yet to be done when it came to releasing their latest album, This Is War. Jared Leto and fellow band mates asked their fans to send in pictures of themselves for a chance to be displayed on the cover of their new album. The forward thinking of Thirty Seconds to Mars has enticed fans to purchase the album not as another CD, but as a collectors item. Fans have been swapping the new Thirty Seconds to Mars album ‘This Is War’ the way peopled used to trade beanie babies or sports trading cards. Jared Leto told Spinner Magazine, “I heard that one was selling on eBay for $2500 or has already sold.”

The experiment has been so successful that the band is hoping to continue it on the next pressing of the album. If it does happen, Leto believes the next round will be even better.” Now people understand what it is and how it’s just been in good fun and good spirit,” he says. “So I think next time will be an even wider group.”

Thirty Seconds to Mars move to #2

thirty-seconds-to-mars-this-is-warMulti-platinum rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars returns to the album charts this week with the debut of their highly anticipated third album This Is War (EMI/Virgin), landing in the #2 spot on both the Alternative Album Chart and Digital Album chart, selling nearly 71,000 copies in the first week. Alternative Press Magazine praised the album with 4 out 5 stars and calls This is War “an artistic triumph for 30 Seconds To Mars.” This Is War features thousands of different album covers, as friends, fans, musicians, artists and many other notable persons submitted their own photos to be used on individual covers as part of the band’s innovative Faces of Mars campaign. Not only are fans on album covers, the Thirty Seconds To Mars faithful can be heard yelling, clapping, stomping and singing choruses throughout the album. Fans participated in these “Summits” earlier this year in any of 9 countries around the world before the band extended the event digitally through TwitVid, allowing any fan with a wireless signal the ability to contribute.

“The Summit started as an interactive recording experiment and quickly became a defining element to this album,” said frontman Jared Leto. “An extension to this interactive idea is The Faces of Mars campaign. Basically an art project that celebrates the physical release of the cd and gave us a chance to put a face to the thousands and thousands of voices from around the world.”

Thirty Seconds To Mars and This Is War have been top ten trending topics on Twitter for weeks leading up to the release and two of the album’s songs top the Twitter Music Monday chart this week. The first single “Kinds & Queens” and title track “This is War” are #1 and #2 on #MusicMonday at twit40.com, a weekly Twitter trend that gives Tweeters a chance to find and share music. Both singles were released yesterday as bonus downloadable content through the Rock Band online store. “Kings & Queens” raced into the top 5 at Alternative radio where it has spent the last 4 consecutive weeks at #3. The video for “Kings & Queens” is being played on MTV, MTV2, MTVu, VH1, Fuse and Music Choice. Additionally, “The Kill” from 2005’s A Beautiful Lie was recently voted the #1 Alternative Song of the Decade by AOL Radio listeners. Thirty Seconds to Mars was also named “Best Band” in the Kerrang! 2009 Reader’s Poll.

Beyond gracing the covers of this month’s Nylon Guys, Kerrang! and Rock Sound magazines, Thirty Seconds to Mars has spent the last month playing holiday radio shows nationwide in support of This Is War, their first U.S. shows in more than two years. Fans and critics alike have welcomed the band back with open arms. According to the Tampa Bay Times,” Of all the bands at Next Big Thing last weekend, 30 Seconds to Mars knew best how to get the crowd going and how to make the most interactive show I’ve ever seen.” The Mercury News agreed, “In Oakland, there was no denying that this band knows how to put on an entertaining, engaging set.” The Denver Post said that Thirty Seconds to Mars “treated fans to an energetic performance” and that “Leto’s vocals were clean and strong, reaching impressive ranges effortlessly.” On Dec. 10th, the band performed “Kings & Queens” for the first time on television on The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien, a memorable performance that featured the Street Drum Corps, a string quartet and ten-person choir. Jared has been documenting many of the band’s activities with his exclusive Buzznet blog.

Thirty Seconds to Mars will continue to play radio shows throughout December (full schedule below) before headlining their first ever arena tour in Europe in the New Year. A U.S. tour is expected to be announced in early 2010.

Formed by brothers Jared and Shannon Leto, Thirty Seconds to Mars have over 100 million views on YouTube, 40 million plays on MySpace and more than one million fans on iLike/Facebook. The band have won numerous awards and accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV EMA’s, an MTV Latin and Asia Award, a Fuse Award, and three Kerrang! Awards. Thirty Seconds to Mars’ sophomore record, A Beautiful Lie hit multi-platinum status after two years of heavy touring and winning fans over, one-by-one, garnering the band a growing and loyal fan base. The record spawned two Top 5 Modern Rock singles, “From Yesterday,” which hit #1 and ”The Kill” and the latter set a radio record for the longest-running hit in the history of Modern Rock radio play when it remained on the national airplay chart for more than 50 weeks following its #3 peak in 2006.
Video for “Kings & Queens.”

Thirty Seconds to Mars on Tour
Dec 16 Chicago, IL House of Blues ** Radio Show Q101
Dec 17 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Ballroom ** Radio Show WLUM
Dec 18 Detroit, MI The Fillmore ** Radio Show 89X
Dec 19 Cleveland, OH House of Blues ** Radio Show WKRK

Thirty Seconds to Mars “This Is War” review

Corporate line: Thirty Seconds To Mars bring you their third album, This Is War produced by Flood (U2, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and Smashing Pumpkins)Steve Lillywhite (The Rolling Stones, U2) and Thirty Seconds To Mars, a follow-up to the bands’ hit album, A Beautiful Lie. In an innovative and exciting move, Thirty Seconds to Mars, This Is War, will have 2000 different album covers featuring individual photos of fans from around the world as well as the hit single, Kings and Queens.

Thirty Seconds to Mars

Artist: Thirty Seconds to Mars
Title: This Is War
Label: Virgin
Rating: 4/10

Track by track review:
“Escape” — Is this a song? What, an epic 20 seconds of Trent Reznor-wanna-being?
“Night of the Hunter” — It’s really hard to like the vocals that sound like Leto is whispering so that no one hears for most of the verse. Then the chorus, when Leto does start to sing your already beyond caring. It’s a bad Duran Duran meets My Chemical Romance attempt.
“Kings and Queens” — Leto gains a bit more credibility with “Kings and Queens” but its really nothing new–nothing that he hasn’t heard coming from the likes of U2.
“This is War” — Is this the true Thirty Seconds to Mars?
“100 Suns” — Leto believes in nothing, because he tells you so a hundred or more times.
“Hurricane” — I’m tired of listening to the same exact songs.
“Closer to the Edge” — A bit more sappy, but a bit more interesting if for no other reason than it seems to sound more like themselves and almost sounds like it could be a hit.
“Vox Populi” — The open chorus full of either children or teens or whatever singing “This is a battle song, brothers and sisters; it’s time to go to war” echoes Pink Floyd only in that refrain as the rest rips its heart and musical soul from U2.
“Search and Destroy” — Trent Reznor called and he wants his formula back.
“Alibi” — This is slow and monotonous.
“Stranger in a Strange Land” — Wait, this isn’t Iron Maiden? Boo.
“L490” — An instrumental piece. Could have been left behind.

Frankly: Thirty Seconds to Mars is boring. I hate to call it so bluntly, but there is nothing grand here. Nothing fresh. Nothing new. Nothing worth reaching out for a second time.

Watch the video for “Kings and Queens”

Thirty Seconds To Mars – Kings + Queens – HD