“Thirty Seconds to Mars” - Russia is a very special place for us

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Concerts of "Thirty Seconds to Mars" in Russia

American rock band 30 Seconds To Mars will perform in St. Petersburg and Moscow on 27 and 28 on April, where they will present their fifth studio album - America

Thirty Seconds to Mars ("Thirty Seconds to Mars") is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, performing alternative rock. Founded in 1998 by brothers Jared Joseph Leto & Shannon Leto.

The name of the group was taken by the participants from the article by a former Harvard professor who talked about technological progress, as a result of which humanity in the literal sense of the word will soon be "thirty seconds from Mars."

Group "Thirty Seconds to Mars"
Group "Thirty Seconds to Mars". Photo from esmadrid.com

Thirty Seconds to Mars has released five full-length studio albums throughout its history, from the nearly-eponymous band 30 Seconds To Mars in 2002 to AMERICA, which was released on April 6, 2018.

It is his musicians who will present in St. Petersburg and Moscow on April 27 and 28 at concerts organized as part of a grandiose European tour.

Members of the group "Thirty Seconds to Mars"

Jared Joseph the Summer
Jared Joseph the Summer

Jared Joseph Leto (Jared Joseph Leto) was born 26 December 1971 year in the city of Bossière City, Louisiana, USA - American rock musician and actor, vocalist of alternative rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. He has directed many music videos under the pseudonym Bartholomew Cubbins. Winner of many awards, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and the United States Film Actors Guild.

Despite advances in film, at the present time, Jared Leto primarily positions himself as a musician. He is the vocalist of the alternative band 30 Seconds to Mars, founded by him and his brother Shannon in 1998. Currently in the group 3 member. In addition to Jared, the author of music and lyrics, vocalist and guitarist, drummer Shannon, the group includes Croatian guitarist and violinist Tomo Milosevic, as well as bassist Stephen Aiyello, who has the status of live (playing only live performances) musician.

Shannon Summer
Shannon Summer

Shannon Leto (Shannon Leto) was born on March 9, 1970 - American rock musician, older brother of musician and actor Jared Leto. Drummer of the alternative band Thirty Seconds to Mars, which he founded with his brother in 1998. Shannon mastered drumming on his own when he was only 8 years old. As a child, he listened to records through headphones for several years and played along on drums, trying to develop his own style of playing. His family often moved from city to city, most often these were small towns. After moving to New York, where his family lived near the Metropolitan Opera House, he developed a love for classical music. But the first album he bought was Kiss's Destroyer. According to Shannon, drummers such as John Bonham, Stewart Copeland, Keith Moon, Nick Mason and Lars Ulrich influenced his playing style.

Tomislav Milishevich
Tomislav Milishevich

Tomislav (Tomo) Milishevich was born on September 3, 1979 in Sarajevo, SFRY - American rock musician of Croatian origin, guitarist of the alternative rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. He currently resides in Detroit. At one time, Tomo studied to be a violinist; he started playing at age 3 and played until he was 19 when he discovered heavy metal. When Shannon Leto told him about auditioning for Thirty Seconds to Mars (since Solon Bixler left the band), Tomo was already one of her biggest fans. He ended up defeating other contenders from over 200 musicians. Five days later, on February 3, 2003, Tomo was already playing with Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Matt Walkter.

Russia is a very special place for us.

Thirty Seconds to Mars. Photo from tass.ru
Thirty Seconds to Mars. Photo from tass.ru

- We have already visited Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities many times. Every time there are a lot of impressions from your beautiful country and people - and the most positive. The Russian audience is distinguished by incredible passion, energy, and I really consider it one of the best in the whole world. Therefore, it is with great joy that we return to Russia again and again. For us, this is a very special place, which gives many unforgettable moments every time, - said Jared Leto in TASS interview... - In fact, I am sure that Russia and America have a lot in common. Politics aside, we are practically the same. People here and there want a good life, happiness, follow their dreams. Work hard, achieve something, make families and friends. I would very much like Russia and America to leave behind conflicts and politics, forget about differences and walk hand in hand into the future. After all, we really have a lot in common. We do not have any global differences even in culture. But what we can share with each other is really a lot. Russia for me was and remains a very special, wonderful place. And people in America love Russia. Many people perceive your country as I do. I believe that there are no problems between the Russian and American peoples. The only stumbling block remains political issues. I think we should have learned a lot from each other. I admire your culture, history, art, literature and cinema. And most importantly - amazing and very kind people. There is a lot of love in my heart for Russia. And I hope that the political difficulties will sooner or later be left behind.

Album "AMERICA"

We suggest you check out the new album "Thirty Seconds to Mars" called "AMERICA".

Published based on materials from tass.ru and ru.wikipedia.org Photo courtesy of tass.ru and mtv.com

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