30 Seconds To Mars Guitarist Tomo Milicevic Quits: 'This is a Good Thing And Will Be Good For Everyone'
After 30 Seconds To Mars announced in March that guitarist Tomo Miličević was taking a break to deal with “personal matters," Tomo confirmed on Tuesday (June 12) that he is officially leaving the band. “I don’t really know how to explain in a note how I could have come to a decision like this, but please believe me when I say that this is the best thing for me in my life and also for the band,” wrote the guitarist in a statement.
Tomo singled out singer Jared Leto and his brother drummer Shannon for praise. “I want to say thank you to Jared and Shannon for allowing me the privilege to be a small part of their dream and to have been able to share the stage with them for so long.” He also implored fans not to be angry. “This is a good thing and will be good for everyone,” wrote Miličević, who joined the band in 2003. A spokesperson for the group could not be reached at press time to address who will replace Miličević going forward in the power trio.
Check out the full statement below: