Every week, 30 Seconds To Mars will be blogging their touring adventures for MTV Transmission. Here’s what the boys are up to this week!
Mars is returning to the United States for a series of shows in August, September, and October, as well as the international front for a series of additional shows mid-fall. Remember to visit the Tour Page for more information, and check out the complete list of Golden Ticket To Mars Packages by clicking here.
Sat, Jul 24 – Perth, Australia (Challenge Stadium)
Weds, Jul 28 – Melbourne, Australia (Festival Hall)
Fri, Jul 30 – Sydney, Australia (Hordern Pavillion)
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The last 2 shows of the European festival tour were a great way to end this amazing trip.
We went and saw our friends at radio1 and mtv in London and enjoyed some sunny days in one of our favorite cities and then boarded a plane to Scotland to play T in the Park.
We arrived to cold and muddy Edinburgh but it was, in typical scottish fashion, completely fucking mad.
I wore a kilt for the show and although I didn’t hang too lose I did enjoy the chance to wear a skirt. I’ve got the legs for it, I’ve been told.
The last show of the tour was Oxegen fest in Dublin. It was a hectic day of packing up, running around, saying good-bye’s and playing a show that was an amazing send off. One word. EPIC!
The cops/heat/5.0 even came to make sure the crazy peeps stayed in line.
Dublin has a very special place in my heart and we always have a great time there.
After our show, I watched Eminem side of stage for a few songs. He devastated of course.
Said my farewell’s to the band and crew and we all left for a rare couple of days off…
I’m writing to you from small beach town and just reflecting on what a great tour this has been.
I can wholeheartedly say this has been the best tour of our entire lives. Thanks to all of you for sharing it all with us and making these dreams. We will never forget it.
Next stop, Down Under!
Ah California sky’s, it’s great to be home after being away for a bit. Let’s see…I started touring in November of last year and have had about almost a month off, Haha love it! And love what I do. I’m looking forward to Australia next week, it’s a great country with really cool people!
Its always nice to come home after you’ve been away for a few months. Even though you love and savor every second of being out on tour, you can never truly replace that feeling of walking through the front door of your own place. The smells, the sounds, the people you see around, and of course for me, my cats, as they greet me eagerly are all things that make me feel like I’m home. I’m definitely savoring all of the things that I love about being home this time because I will certainly not be here very much this year. So much of this year will be spent far away from here and for that I feel lucky, but now that I’m here, it makes that next flight a little tougher to bare. So, this week is a tribute to being home. FISH TACOS ANYONE!!!
This stylishly designed MarsHawk hails all the way from Barbados, sent in by the lovely Julissa! Do YOU have a MarsHawk? Send your photo, name, and location to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured in the next installment of Transmission!
Echelon of New Zealand took to nature to help represent their contribution to the Triad Global Assault, carving not only the Triad, but the Mars Glyphics in the sand of Matarangi Beach as well.
Echelon of Slovakia posted their own flyers in Bratislava, supporting This Is War as well as Mars. Well done!
WEEKLY PICKS FROM THE BAND
Book of the Week
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson focuses on crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, recently at the wrong end of a libel case, who is then hired to investigate a woman’s disappearance from 40 years ago. Enter genius hacker Lisbeth Salander—twenty-four, pierced, and tattooed, equipped with hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age… and the ruthlessness to go with it.
Movie of the Week
The Right Stuff is a 1983 American film adapted from Tom Wolfe’s 1979 book by the same title, and tells the story of test pilots involved in high-speed aeronautical research at Edwards Air Force Base as well as those selected to be astronauts for Project Mercury, the United States’ first attempt at manned spaceflight. The story contrasts the “Mercury Seven” and their families with pilots like Chuck Yeager, who was considered by many test pilots to be the best of them all, but was never selected as an astronaut.
Album of the Week
AC/DC’s Highway to Hell is the sixth studio album by the Australian hard rock band, released in July 1979. It is also AC/DC’s fifth international studio album, and the last album featuring lead singer Bon Scott, who died early the following year.
Restaurant of the Week
Glou of Paris takes care in selecting quality products to excite your taste buds, also practicing to respect the environment and best preserve the natural resources of the earth.
Catch 30 Seconds To Mars Special on MTV Asia at the following times:
30 Seconds to Mars Top 50 US Rockstars
Hr 1 of 5: July 4 @ 8pm (WIB)/9pm (SIN/HK/PH)/ 10pm (MAL)
Hr 2 of 5: July 11 @ 8pm (WIB)/9pm (SIN/HK/PH)/ 10pm (MAL)
Hr 3 of 5: July 18 @ 8pm (WIB)/9pm (SIN/HK/PH)/ 10pm (MAL)
Hr 4 of 5: July 25 @ 8pm (WIB)/9pm (SIN/HK/PH)/ 10pm (MAL)
Hr 5 of 5: August 1 @ 8pm (WIB)/9pm (SIN/HK/PH)/ 10pm (MAL)
MTV World Stage 30 Seconds to Mars
Premiere: July 9 @ 10pm (WIB)/11pm (SIN/HK/PH)/ 12 midnight (MAL)
Repeat: July 11 @ 5pm (WIB)/6pm (SIN/HK/PH)/ 7pm (MAL)