Thirty Seconds to Mars to will release America on April 6th
Jared Leto of Thirty Seconds to Mars is embarking on a cross country journey Mars Across America in celebration of the release of the band’s fifth studio album, America, out Friday April 6th via Interscope Records. Leto will depart from New York City Monday, April 2nd and travel cross country by any means possible: trains, planes, automobiles, hitchhiking, Greyhound bus, Lyft rides, NASCAR pit stops, bicycles and more. Along the way, Leto plans to visit unique destinations that showcase the title subject of the band’s album: America. To further showcase what America is made of, Mars Across America will hand out genetic testing kits from 23andMe to fans along the way, helping them discover more about who they are and their connection to others. The week-long journey will race the clock to culminate on Friday, April 6th in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles for a series of events on album release day.
Last week the band unveiled the title and track listing along with an ambitious global creative campaign for their highly-anticipated fifth studio album: America. The album contains feature tracks with superstars Halsey and A$AP Rocky plus a Zedd produced track. In addition to numerous album covers in digital and physical formats, the provocative images will be part of a global advertising campaign including outdoor billboards and posters in major cities.
Tickets for the bands recently announced 2018 North American The Monolith Tour, promoted by Live Nation, are on sale now. The tour will kick off June 6th in Toronto, ON. Walk The Moon, K.Flay, MisterWives, Joywave, and Welshly Arms will join as support on select dates. Each seat purchased will include a copy of the new album.
The band most recently released “One Track Mind” featuring A$AP Rocky, and “Dangerous Night,” currently in the top 10, following a four week No. 1 alternative track with “Walk On Water.” “Walk On Water” was also used in collaboration with ESPN’s college football programming for the 2017 season across a variety of platforms. The official music video for the single is a sneak peek into the upcoming documentary film, A Day in the Life of America. Filmed on a single day, July 4th, 2017, in all 50 states plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, the documentary includes footage from 92 professional film crews, 10,000 fan submissions, and news and social media content. Directed by Jared Leto, the film presents a unique and historic portrait of America on a single day. Thirty Seconds to Mars encourages people to continue the conversation by posting their thoughts and images with the hashtag #WhatAmericaMeansToMe across social media.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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