Touring Bits: Thirty Seconds to Mars Postpones, Muse Confirms, Beyonce Adds Dates

Thirty Seconds To Mars have had to postpone their tour to Australia because one of the band members has undergone surgery.

The arena tour was scheduled for this August but has been postponed to March 2014, promoter Frontier Touring Company said today, citing “unavoidable and unfortunate circumstances.”

A message from Jared Leto's group delves a little deeper into the issue. “A member of the band will be undergoing a medical procedure and the time will be used to address this. Please know we are absolutely devastated and hope for your understanding and patience,” the statement reads.

New dates have been confirmed, starting March 25 at Perth’s Challenge Stadium, and moving on to Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena (March 28), Sydney Entertainment Centre (March 29) and halting at Brisbane’s Riverstage (March 30).


In other news, explosive British alternative rock trio Muse will visit Australia for a string of arena shows later this year.

Frontier Touring will promote the arena tour, which visits Australia’s big-five cities starting Nov. 30 Perth Arena and wrapping Dec. 13 at Sydney’s Allphones Arena.

The general onsale starts July 29, and the pre-sale begins July 24.

Muse and Australia have a long, mutual history. The band was discovered and signed by Australian A&R executive Michael Parisi. On their first tour of these parts back in 2000, Muse’s schedule included two shows at a pub.
The Matt Bellamy-led trio is currently touring the U.K. and Europe, with an impressive cargo that includes 26 equipment trucks, bomb-sized pyrotechnics, a 333kg robot named Charles and 140 crew.


Ticket sales for Beyonce’s tour of Australasia has got off to hot start.

Live Nation, promoters of Bey’s “Mrs Carter Show” trek of this region, has added three new dates due to “the overwhelming demand for tickets during the  pre-sales.” A third date has been slotted in at Auckland’s Vector Arena (Oct. 17), a third date at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena (Oct. 25) and a third show will happen at Sydney’s Allphones Arena (Nov. 2).

With the addition of the three new dates, the tour has swollen to 13.

She last played in Australia for her "I AM" tour back in 2009, when two dates were canceled (Sydney and Brisbane) and another was rescheduled (Sydney) due to an "unforseen change" in her international schedule.