30 Seconds To Mars South African Tour

5FM and Big Concerts are excited to announce that leading rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars will be returning to South Africa!

Johannesburg
Friday 19th November 2010
Coca-Cola Dome

Cape Town
Sunday 21st November 2010
Grand Arena, Grandwest Casino and Entertainment World

Tickets available now at Computicket!

After the rumours last week, it has been confirmed that 30 Seconds to Mars will be hitting our shores again!

Thirty Seconds to Mars are a world class, arena crushing rock trio featuring Jared Leto on lead vocals/guitar, Shannon Leto on drums and Tomo Milicevic on guitar. Together they’ve sold over 3.5 million albums worldwide and have been viewed over 100 million times on YouTube.

In 2002, they released their self titled debut album. This was followed by ‘A Beautiful Lie’ (2005) which produced two Top 5 Modern Rock singles in ‘From Yesterday’ and ‘The Kill’ which set a record for the longest running hit in the history of Modern Rock radio when it remained on the national airplay chart for more than 50 weeks following its No. 3 peak in 2006.

Their latest release ‘This is War’ (2009) has been called their strongest and most accomplished work to date, spending 12 weeks on the 5FM Top 40. For this they enlisted two of the most influential producers in the world: Flood (U2, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins) and Steve Lillywhite (U2, Rolling Stone, Peter Gabriel) who gave the band freedom and confidence to explore different sound, textures and ideas. The album represents the result of an 18 month creative battle, fought ferociously, but privately inside a studio in the Hollywood Hills. The result: a triumphant sound that builds on the vision laid out in their previous releases.

Thirty Seconds to Mars have won numerous awards including an MTV Music Video Award, three MTV EMAs, MTV Latin, Asia and Australia Awards, a Fuse Award and three Kerrang! Awards. The band have played over 500 shows around the world including Lollapalooza in the U.S, Download in the UK, Germany’s Rock Am Ring, Japans Summer Sonic and South Africa’s My Coke Fest in 2008 with 5FM where the response from the fans was nothing less than incredible! And now, the band are excited to be back headlining their own tour.

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News from 5FM

UPDATE:

Here is the link to the event on Computicket (thanks to Etienne Louw for sharing it):

http://www.computicket.com/web/event/30_seconds_to_mars/220149031/0/17465416

Written by Sergio Pereira

  • Tim

    Fucking A! :D

  • Diana

    Oh Yeah,
    I missed them the last time.
    Can’t wait.

    When do the tickets go up for sale?
    Just checked computicket, nada.

  • http://www.musicreview.co.za Sergio Pereira

    Hey Diana,

    I’d check back a bit later today, because the news only broke this morning, officially. I’m pretty sure they just need to load it on the system.

  • Diana

    Thanks Sergio.
    Just so stoked, wanna be early so I don’t miss them again.

  • http://www.musicreview.co.za Sergio Pereira

    I don’t blame you :)

    Hopefully, Computicket will load all the details quickly.

  • JasonD

    Nice! Think I’ll do this one.

  • GinaB

    Finally!! Haha! Now I can actually officially add it to my November event guide

  • Lauren

    Computicket says that tickets only go on sale on the 28th

  • http://www.musicreview.co.za Sergio Pereira

    Update on Computicket story:

    5FM posted the following on their official Twitter account in response to a fan’s query on when Computicket will have prices and bookings:

    “it seems the computicket link has been removed :( we’re following it up.”

  • Etienne Louw
  • AC

    I just went to the computicket office… bought tickets. Might not be online yet, but you can definately buy at the office.

  • Paul

    Fuck Yeah!! 2 tickets already booked :)

    btw, golden circle is now officially sold out.

  • t

    Why does nobody ever come to P.E? Damn :/

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  • Mbichaela!

    Why dont they come to durban?

  • OliveJ

    Does anyone know who will be doing the pre-show?

  • http://www.musicreview.co.za Sergio Pereira

    @OliveJ: Big Concerts announced today that BLK JKS will be supporting 30STM on their SA tour.

  • Cheree

    I have a question: What MORON thought BLK JKS was a great opening act for their tour?

    FUCK WHAT A DISASTER!!!!!

    They suck!

    100s of awesome SA bands and performers and thats who they choose?

  • willem

    becoz big concerts is gay and bring bands to sa so they can die!!!