Big Concerts has announce that Thirty Seconds to Mars will be performing two concerts in South Africa on Friday June 13 at the Grand Arena, Cape Town and Monday June 16 at the Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg.
Thirty Seconds to Mars have steadily reached rock and roll stardom and are known for their energetic live performances and their fusion of different genres.
Although they found modest success with their self-titled debut, it was their second album, ‘A Beautiful Lie,’ which announced them as hardcore rock and roll superstars.
Released in 2005, the platinum selling album broadened the band’s sound and established them frequent spots on MTV while also spawning two top 10 modern rock hits, ‘They Kill’ and ‘Bury Me.’
The band’s third album, ‘This is War,’ released in 2009 garnered them another three top ten singles, the first two of which peaked at the number 1 spot on the US Alternative Songs chart. Additionally, ‘Closer to the Edge’ was the fastest selling rock single in the UK and topped the UK rock chart for eight consecutive weeks. The subsequent tour set a ‘Guinness World Record for the longest concert tour by a rock band’ and helped to establish Thirty Seconds to Mars’ reputation as one of the hardest working rock bands.
‘Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams,’ the band’s fourth studio album marked an evolution in their distinctive sound and was positively received both critically and commercially. The album reached the top ten in fifteen different countries and the first single, ‘Up in the Air,’ peaked at number 3 on the Billboard ‘Hot Modern Rock Tracks.
* Tickets go on sale for Johannesburg and Cape Town on Friday December 13 at 9am from www.bigconcerts.co.zaand computicket.com.