Actor Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds To Mars begins its first headlining club tour tonight (March 7) in Tulsa, Okla. At deadline, the trek runs through May 28 in Salt Lake City, but more dates are expec
Actor Jared Leto's band 30 Seconds To Mars begins its first headlining club tour tonight (March 7) in Tulsa, Okla. At deadline, the trek runs through May 28 in Salt Lake City, but more dates are expected.
The band is touring in support of its sophomore Virgin album, "A Beautiful Lie," which has sold 114,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The single "The Kill (Bury Me)" is currently No. 35 on the Modern Rock chart.
Leto, who is best known for his roles on the TV series "My So-Called Life" and such films as "Requiem for a Dream" and "Alexander," has faced an uphill battle as a musician since 30 Seconds To Mars' 2002 debut.
"I'm not out to prove anything to anybody," he tells Billboard.com. "If they like it great, if they don't, they can f*ck off. It doesn't matter to me. I'm not running for president. I'm just in a band. It's not that big a deal."
So far though, ticket sales for the tour have been brisk. Several dates have already sold out, including stops in Dallas, Houston and New York, where a second show has been added. "It's nice because I think a lot of people would rather stay home and play a video game these days then go to a rock show," says Leto.
Also on tap for the band is a May 7 appearance at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., and several acoustic in-store performances.
"A big part of what 30 Seconds To Mars has always been about is the live aspect," says Leto. "We put a lot of thought and time and energy and passion into how we present ourselves. This [tour] is going to give us the opportunity to explore a lot of different things. It's been a long time coming."
Here are 30 Seconds To Mars' tour dates:
March 7: Tulsa, Okla. (Cains Ballroom)
March 9: Dallas (Lakewood Theatre)
March 10: Houston (Engine Room)
March 11: San Antonio (White Rabbit)
March 13: Jacksonville, Fla. (Freebird)
March 14: St. Petersburg, Fla. (Jannus Landing)
March 16: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Culture Room)
March 17: Orlando (House of Blues)
March 18: Atlanta (Masquerade)
March 19: Norfolk, Va. (NorVa)
March 21: Philadelphia (Theatre of Living Arts)
March 23-24: New York (Avalon)
March 25: Washington, D.C. (American University)
March 26: Buffalo, N.Y. (Town Hall)
March 28: Pittsburgh (Mr. Small's)
March 29: Cleveland (House of Blues)
March 30: Toronto (Opera House)
March 31: Toledo, Ohio (Headliner's)
April 1: Chicago (Cabaret Metro)
April 3: Grand Rapids, Mich. (Intersection)
April 4: Columbus, Ohio (Newport Music Hall)
April 6: St. Louis (Pageant)
April 7: Milwaukee (The Rave II)
April 8: Minneapolis (The Quest)
April 9: Winnipeg, Manitoba (Pyramid Cabaret)
April 11: Calgary, Alberta (The Warehouse)
April 12: Edmonton, Alberta (Starlite Room)
April 14: Vancouver (Commodore)
April 15: Seattle (Showbox)
April 16: Boise, Idaho (The Big Easy)
April 18: Reno, Nev. (New Oasis)
April 19: Santa Cruz, Calif. (Catalyst)
April 20: Bakersfield, Calif. (Montgomery World Plaza)
April 21: Las Vegas (House of Blues)
April 22: Phoenix (Marquee)
April 24: San Diego (Soma)
April 25: Santa Ana, Calif. (Galaxy)
April 26: Cabazon, Calif. (Key Club/Morongo Casino)
April 27: Ventura, Calif. (Ventura Theatre)
April 29: Sacramento (The Boardwalk)
April 30: San Francisco (Great America Music Hall)
May 7: E. Rutherford, N.J. (Meadowlands)
May 13: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Arena)
May 27: Denver (Ogden Theatre)
May 28: Salt Lake City (Avalon Theatre)