30 Seconds to Mars is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1998. Since 2007, the band has been composed of actor Jared Leto lead vocals, rhythm guitar, songwriter, Shannon Leto drums, percussion & Tomo Miličević lead guitar, keyboards. Pursuing the departure of Matt Wachter, now of Angels & Airwaves in 2007, Tim Kelleher became the bassist for the group, performing live only with both Jared & Miličević recording bass for studio recordings, while Braxton Olita (keyboards) was added to the touring lineup in 2009. Previously, the group also featured guitarists Solon Bixler, now of Great Northern and Kevin Drake.
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To date, 30 Seconds to Mars have released 3 studio albums – 30 Seconds to Mars in 2002; A Beautiful Lie in 2005; This Is War in 2009 & two extended plays – AOL Sessions Undercover in 2007 & To the Edge of the Earth in 2008. A Beautiful Lie earned the group a number of awards and nominations, winning three MTV Europe Music Awards & four Kerrang! Awards among others. In the February 11 issue of Kerrang! magazine, the working title for the new album was revealed as This Is War.
Jared released a small amount of info about his trip to Hawaii, & recorded a song called “Hurricane” with Kanye West. On April 28, they returned from EMI and the lawsuit was annulled. Soon after the announcement of the lawsuit settlement, Jared and 30 Seconds To Mars told MTV News that their third record album had had its release date pushed back from April 2009 to some time in September 2009. Although the released dates were changed many times, 30 Seconds to Mars released This Is War on December 8, 2009. On February 19, 2010, 30 Seconds to Mars began their worldwide Into the Wild Tour in Nottingham to support This Is War. The tour has 7 legs that will end on 18 Dec. 2010. They are also scheduled to appear at the 2010 MTV VMAs on September 12, 2010.
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