SOURCE: Virgin Records

January 24, 2006 14:25 ET

30 Seconds to Mars Embark on Their First Ever National Headlining Tour; Dates for the Tour, Christened "Forever Night Never Day" Begin March 4th in Salt Lake City; New Single and Video "The Kill

(Bury Me)" Coming Soon

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2006 -- THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS embark on their very first official headlining tour ever. The tour, christened "FOREVER NIGHT NEVER DAY" will begin March 4th in Salt Lake City with dates running through April 30th in San Francisco.

The anthemic first single from the band's latest release, "A Beautiful Lie," "Attack," quickly became a staple at alternative radio and on FUSE; The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel called it "complex enough to be interesting, but readily accessible for people who just want to rock out." The second single, "The Kill (Bury Me)," will be released to radio in the coming weeks.

In support of, "A BEAUTIFUL LIE," the band toured solidly for 8 months straight in 2005 opening for bands like AUDIOSLAVE, THE USED, and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE. After a short break over the holidays they are ready to continue what has been an incredible journey so far. Very much a live band, the energetic, chaotic passion of their live shows and commitment to a constant grueling tour schedule has become an important and undeniable part of who and what Thirty Seconds to Mars has become. The critics agree:

"It would be easy to automatically dismiss potential for musical talent knowing that an established actor is the lead singer for a band, given that such previous attempts have resulted mostly in failure; however, watching 30STM live was proof enough that Jared Leto is an obvious exception. Aside from the apparent dedication he has put into his music, his remarkable guitar and vocal abilities makes 30STM worth listening to...Shannon Leto's precision and energy on drums was nothing short of impressive. At the same time, the passion and talent that both bassist Matt Wachter and guitarist Tomo Milicevic contributed helped define why 30STM is gaining immense respect from both fans and critics world-wide," said Zero Magazine.

"His voice, a strident and boyish alto, never wavered despite the histrionics, and his showmanship won over even skeptical post-teens....30 Seconds To Mars is a refreshing exception," proclaimed the Dallas Morning News.

Thirty Seconds to Mars is hitting the road in support of their second album, "A Beautiful Lie," which came out in August 2005 and met with immediate acclaim. Metal Edge magazine ranked it one of the top 10 albums of 2005, while Revolver noted, "The album boasts echoing riffs, moody bass lines, and strong vocal melodies that evoke a radio-friendly mix of Nine Inch Nails, U2, and the Cure." Nylon concurs: "The result, from the moody Cure-laced ballad 'Was It A Dream' to the powerful head-bob inducing 'Attack,' is an album that is digestible without losing the rough-around-the-edges appeal that the band's rapidly expanding fan base crave." Dazed and Confused said, "Leto and his band make the kind of anthemic rock'n'roll you'll want to turn up deafeningly loud on the car stereo while you're driving too fast down country roads. The kind of music you can imagine a million teens swapping spit to -- sensitive without being sappy, with both a backbone and a vulnerability to it."

MTV.Com wrote, "Jared Leto is not the first actor to launch a career in rock and roll, but somehow he's managed to be the only one audiences don't laugh off the stage...only Leto's band, 30 Seconds to Mars, has earned itself some bona fide rock cred over the course of its brief career." The Washington Post agrees, "Hard-driving guitar riffs and powerful vocals carry this head banging outfit all the way to the rock-race finish line."

Thirty Seconds to Mars also features Leto's brother and drummer Shannon, guitarist Tomo Milicevic and bassist Matt Wachter. Opening for Thirty Seconds To Mars will be newcomers -- Victory Records' Aiden and Vagrant Records' Emanuel.

About the tour, singer / guitarist Jared Leto had to say, "It's time. After all these years on the road the fact that we still hadn't done a national headlining tour had become something that we were constantly asked about and encouraged to do. We are ready for that next step and we couldn't be more excited to finally get out there and present THIRTYSECONDSTOMARS in the way that we see it. This is a tour that will offer a true alternative to the typical, mundane experience that seems to be readily available everywhere. We plan on presenting something very unique every single night and to create an experience that will never be forgotten. We want to welcome our family of friends, fans, and anyone and everyone to come and be a part of 'FOREVER NIGHT NEVER DAY.'"

THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS TOUR DATES AS FOLLOWS:

Date            City                    Venue
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Sat-Mar-04      Salt Lake City          Avalon
Sun-Mar-05      Denver                  Gothic Theatre
Tue-Mar-07      Tulsa                   Cains Ballroom
Thu-Mar-09      Dallas                  Lakewood Theatre
Fri-Mar-10      Houston                 Engine Room
Sat-Mar-11      San Antonio             White Rabbit
Mon-Mar-13      Jacksonville            Freebird
Tue-Mar-14      Tampa                   State Theatre
Thu-Mar-16      Ft. Lauderdale          Culture Room
Fri-Mar-17      Orlando                 House of Blues
Sat-Mar-18      Atlanta                 Masquerade
Sun-Mar-19      Norfolk                 Norva
Tue-Mar-21      Philadelphia            Theatre of Living Arts
Fri-Mar-24      New York                Avalon
Sat-Mar-25      Washington DC           American University
Sun-Mar-26      Buffalo                 Town Hall
Tue-Mar-28      Pittsburgh              Mr. Small's
Wed-Mar-29      Cleveland               House of Blues
Thu-Mar-30      Toronto                 Opera House
Fri-Mar-31      Toledo                  Headliner's
Sat-Apr-01      Chicago                 Cabaret Metro
Mon-Apr-03      Grand Rapids            The Intersection
Tue-Apr-04      Columbus                Newport Music Hall
Thu-Apr-06      St. Louis               Pageant
Fri-Apr-07      Milwaukee               The Rave II
Sat-Apr-08      Minneapolis             The Quest
Sun-Apr-09      Winnipeg                Pyramid Cabaret
Tue-Apr-11      Edmonton                Starlite Room
Wed-Apr-12      Calgary                 The Warehouse
Fri-Apr-14      Vancouver               Commodore
Sat-Apr-15      Seattle                 Showbox
Sun-Apr-16      Boise                   The Big Easy
Tue-Apr-18      Reno                    New Oasis
Wed-Apr-19      Santa Cruz              The Catalyst
Thu-Apr-20      Bakersfield             Montgomery World Plaza
Fri-Apr-21      Las Vegas               House of Blues
Sat-Apr-22      Phoenix                 The Marquee
Mon-Apr-24      San Diego               Soma
Tue-Apr-25      Santa Ana               The Galaxy
Wed-Apr-26      Cabazon                 Key Club @ Morango Casino
Thu-Apr-27      Ventura                 Ventura Theatre
Sat-Apr-29      Sacramento              The Boardwalk
Sun-Apr-30      San Francisco           Great America Music Hall

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