Let's hope this blog post doesn't ruin anything for :30 Seconds to Mars fans. It's been said that if venues used the fact Hollywood dream-boat Jared Leto heads this band, he'll flat out refuse to play the show. I guess we're safe since we're clearly not the venue promoting, instead we're just pointing out the obvious. Unlike most other Hollywood actor fronted bands (we're looking at you 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, and Bacon Brothers) :30 Seconds to Mars has a following of fans who actually care about the music. Sure it doesn't hurt that the star of Requiem for a Dream is behind the microphone, but that's not enough to keep a band around for 11 plus years, selling out arenas (in Johannesburg) and winning awards (VMAs are still awards right?).
So check out the video below, but do it twice. The first time, listen with your eyes closed, then open them up. If you're feelings toward the band changed after you saw them, you've got a crush not a new band to obsess over. If you're just really into watching bands play on snowy mountains in Greenland, you're awesome.
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:30 Seconds to Mars will be performing at the Buzz Bake Sale in Cruzan Ampitheater on Saturday, December 5, along with Chevelle, Matisyahu, Cage the Elephant, Panic At The Disco, Manchester Orchestra, and more. Tickets are $40 for reserved seats, $20 for lawn.