30 Seconds To Mars

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30 Seconds To Mars (formed 1998)
30 Seconds To Mars is an American rock band.

30 Seconds To Mars: Formation
30 Seconds To Mars were founded by Shannon Leto and Jared Leto and began as a family project. Matt Wachter then joined as a bassist and keyboardist and Tomo Milicevic became a guitarist.
The name came from a thesis written by a Harvard professor that had a subsection entitled 30 Seconds To Mars.

30 Seconds To Mars: Musical career
30 Seconds To Mars released their self-titled debut album in 2002.
Their second album 'A Beautiful Lie' brought them more success when it charted worldwide and went platinum. As part of the promotion, they enclosed a golden ticket in 12 copies that would allow the owner into any concert of theirs for free plus backstage access.
In 2006, they won an MTV2 Award for 'The Kill'. That year MTV2 sponsored them on their 'Welcome to the Universe' tour which had an eco-friendly atmosphere with the tour bus being fuelled with vegetable oil.
They unveiled the video for 'From Yesterday' in the People's Republic of China and based it on The Last Emperor.
In 2008, they co-hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards. In the same year they performed at 'My Coke Fest' in South Africa.
In 2008, Virgin Records attempted to sue them for $30 million for not fulfilling their contract with them. It was, however, later annulled.
In 2009 they released their third album 'This Is War' and Jared also recorded the song 'Hurricane' with Kanye West.
To support the album they went on their 'Into the Wild' worldwide Tour and subsequently appeared in the Guinness World Records for the 'Longest Concert Tour by a Rock Band' after playing 309 shows in two years.
In 2012, it was announced they would release a fourth album called 'Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams'. On the record they worked with producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Killers).
The first single was 'Up In The Air' which was sent to NASA and SpaceX and launched on the Dragon spacecraft on SpaceX CRS-2. It landed at the International Space Station in 2013 to be played by the crew.
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10th July 2013 -

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28th May 2013 -

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22nd April 2013 -

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18th March 2013 -

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23rd February 2010 -

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16th December 2009 -

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2nd November 2009 -

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12th February 2008 -

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12th March 2007 -

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