The last time 30 Seconds to Mars toured, they broke the Guinness World Record for Longest Concert Tour By A Rock Band, playing 311 shows in support of 2009's "This Is War." While there are no plans for the band to duplicate that epic jaunt, the band's Jared Leto promises a memorable spectacle for those who catch the U.S. leg, which starts Sept. 20 in Chula Vista, Calif, the frontman said in a recent Billboard.com video interview.
"We worked with some really interesting people – some of the folks from Moment Factory and some of the folks from Cirque du Soleil," Leto says. "We're very much a live band. Everything we do is centered and built around, where do we end up on the road? How does this show work live?"
"It's probably a skill that you acquire – some of it you may just be born into," the band's Tomo Miličević adds.
30 Seconds To Mars also just won a Video Music Award for Best Rock Video for the nearly nine-minute clip behind "Up In The Air," which features a bevy of random guest stars and an equally ambitious scope. "Usually our projects are very location-based," Leto says. "This was filmed in a million square-foot airplane hangar in Long Beach, so I thought we had this container. And I thought about it basically as a giant museum and we were having a show, and how we could document it and share it with the world."