March 26, 2014

Thirty Seconds to Mars Australian shows will be worth the wait, says frontman Jared Leto

MARCH 25, 2014 4:28PM

THIRTY Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto has promised the band’s live shows will have been worth the wait for Australian fans.

The Oscar winner, his drummer brother Shannon and bassist Tomo Milicevi were forced to postpone the national tour, which was due to kick off last August, after one of the members underwent a medical procedure.

Leto said the delay was ultimately a bonus for their followers Down Under.

“I’m super excited and really grateful to people for being so patient,” Leto said.

“Ultimately, I think they’re better off for us having rescheduled because at that time we hadn’t played a show in a couple of years and it would have been our first leg of the tour here in Australia.”

He said the shows are now “much better” and having just wrapped touring in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus the band has got the material, from their latest album Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams, down pat.

“We only knew a couple of the new songs at that time and now we know all of the new songs and we’re much more practised and the shows are much more live now as a result,” he said.

“It ended up being a much better deal for people down here.”

In the months since the album’s release last year, the new songs have had time to win fans over, earning them a special place in the sets, according to Leto.

“The new songs have been really special (and) really important and expectedly so,” he said.

“Usually with a new album you’ve got to find a way to play some of the newer songs but they’ve become staples in the set.”

He said he had always been fascinated by getting to know various countries and cultures through the music of Thirty Seconds to Mars from the stage.

“It’s a really powerful thing and we’ve been having the best shows of our lives recently so I’m excited to see how it is down here,” he said.

Leto said he was not sure what would be in the pipeline for him after the band wrapped touring in September.

He said the past six months, in which he had picked up both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, had provoked “a tremendous amount of gratitude”.

“It’s really wonderful thing to be able to do different things with your life and explore different interests,” he said.

“I feel really lucky … You have to do what you’re passionate about and what inspires you.”

Source: Perth Now.

1 comment:

Mercedes Gomes said...

Refreshing! Such a lovely interview with Jared - I wish I was in Australia at the MARS shows! Emma as her sweet-self, always so reserved! Thank you for sharing :)

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