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Thirty Seconds To Mars @ AFAS Live, Amsterdam

CONCERT REVIEW: Thirty Seconds To Mars’ Glorious Return To Amsterdam

Last night, Thirty Seconds to Mars made a triumphant return to The Netherlands after a significant absence. Originally slated to perform at the Ziggo Dome earlier this year, scheduling conflicts necessitated a rescheduled show at AFAS Live, a more intimate yet equally vibrant venue on the same boulevard. Despite the change in location, the excitement and anticipation were palpable among the fans.

The evening kicked off with an extraordinary performance by Jagwar Twin, the opening act for the night. Jagwar Twin, led by the charismatic Roy English, has been gaining significant momentum since their hit ‘Bad Feeling (Oompa Loompa)’ took the music scene by storm last year, amassing millions of streams. We had the privilege of interviewing Roy English before the show, so stay tuned for an in-depth feature on that soon!

Jagwar Twin’s set began in a mystical fashion with English donning a mask and carrying incense, setting the tone with the ethereal track ‘The Circle’. This dramatic entrance captivated the audience, and as the mask came off after the first two songs, the band maintained a high-energy performance that kept the crowd engaged. Their half-hour set flew by, culminating in powerful renditions of fan favourites ‘Happy Face’ and ‘Bad Feeling (Oompa Loompa)’. The enthusiasm from the crowd during these tracks was a testament to the band’s growing popularity and the infectious nature of their music.

Throughout their set, English took moments between songs to share anecdotes and connect with the audience on a personal level. This connection was particularly strong with the early-arriving fans who eagerly responded to English’s charismatic presence. Although some attendees near the bar seemed more engrossed in their conversations, the overall response to Jagwar Twin was overwhelmingly positive. We were thoroughly impressed by English’s vocal prowess and the band’s dynamic performance. For those planning to attend any upcoming Thirty Seconds to Mars shows, we highly recommend arriving early to catch Jagwar Twin’s set.

Following a somewhat lengthy 50-minute interlude, the enthusiasm in AFAS Live returned as the lights dimmed. Thirty Seconds to Mars teased the audience with a countdown from 100 to 30, heightening the anticipation before dramatically crashing onto the stage. The band opened with ‘Up in the Air’, instantly igniting the enthusiasm of approximately 5,000 fans. Jared Leto, the enigmatic frontman, frequently invited fans on stage to dance and sing along, creating a uniquely interactive and immersive experience that blurred the lines between performers and audience.

In addition to their engaging crowd interactions, Thirty Seconds to Mars delivered a visually stunning performance. The show was a sensory feast, featuring a massive triangle screen with embedded lighting strips, showers of confetti, fireworks, and an array of pyrotechnics that ensured a truly spectacular entertainment experience. Almost every song was complemented by these visual effects, enhancing the emotional impact of the performance.

The setlist was carefully curated to cater to the loyalty of longtime fans. While the band showcased two songs from their latest album, “It’s the End of the World but It’s a Beautiful Day,” the majority of the setlist consisted of older, beloved hits that have stood the test of time. Classics like ‘This Is War’, ‘The Kill’, and ‘Kings & Queens’ were performed with fervor and met with ecstatic reactions from the audience. These anthems, accompanied by impressive visual effects, underscored the band’s ability to create powerful, memorable live music experiences.

Thirty Seconds to Mars demonstrated their enduring appeal and ability to captivate audiences with a show that was truly memorable. From their eccentric outfits to the dazzling special effects and exceptional crowd interaction, this tour offers everything a fan could hope for. The band’s energy, creativity, and commitment to delivering an extraordinary live performance were evident throughout the night.

For those who missed the show, we have captured some visuals from both performances. Be sure to check them out and let us know if you plan to attend any of the remaining tour dates. This is a concert experience not to be missed!

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Jared Leto Makes History With Empire State Building Climb

To celebrate the announcement of Thirty Seconds To Mars‘ 2024 world tour, frontman Jared Leto made history by becoming the first person ever to climb the Empire State Building.

The daring feat was motivated by Leto’s fascination with the iconic New York landmark since childhood. Reflecting on the climb, Leto shared:

“The building is a testament to all the things that can be done in the world if we put our minds to it,” linking it to the inspiration behind their latest album, It’s The End Of The World But It’s A Beautiful Day.

This jaw-dropping stunt adds another chapter to Leto’s reputation for pushing boundaries in the name of artistic expression.

Check out some of the footage below and share your thoughts!

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Thirty Seconds To Mars Announce Massive 2024 World Tour

Thirty Seconds To Mars are set to embark on a massive world tour in 2024 in support of their latest album, It’s The End Of The World But It’s A Beautiful Day.

The announcement, made in a typical eccentric fashion by frontman Jared Leto, included a daring climb up the Empire State Building in New York City. Leto explained that the iconic building serves as inspiration for their recent album, emphasizing the possibilities when minds come together.

The global tour kicks off in March with festival shows in South America and extends across the UK, Europe, North America, South America, Australia, and New Zealand.

AFI, Poppy, and KennyHoopla are set to support the band on the U.S. leg, while other supporting acts for different dates are yet to be revealed.

Check out the dates and venues below and let us know whether or not you are planning to go!


15 – 17 Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lollapalooza
15 – 17 Santiago, Chile, Lollapalooza
21 – 24 Bogotá, Colombia, Estéreo Picnic
22 – 24 Sāo Paulo, Brasil, Lollapalooza
30 Mexico, Monterrey, Tecate Pa’l Norte Festival


16 Glasgow, UK, OVO Hydro
17 Nottingham, UK, Motorpoint Arena
19 Manchester, UK, AO Arena
20 Birmingham, UK, Utilita Arena
22 Cardiff, UK, Utilita Arena
23 London, UK, The O2
25 Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
26 Brussels, Belgium, Forest National
27 Hannover, Germany, ZAG Arena
29 Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena


1 Stockholm, Sweden, Hovet
2 Oslo, Norway, Spektrum
4 Copenhagen, Denmark, Forum Black Box
9 Krakow, Poland, Tauron Arena
10 Bratislava, Slovakia, O’Nepela Arena
12 Hamburg, Germany, Barclays Arena
13 Berlin, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Arena
15 Prague, Czech Republic, Sportovni Hala Fortuna
16 Budapest, Hungary, MVM Dome
18 Vienna, Austria, Stadthalle
19 Munich, Germany, Olympiahalle
21 Paris, France, Accor Arena
22 Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
24 Bologna, Italy, Unipol Arena
25 Turin, Italy, Pala Alpitour Arena
27 Madrid, Spain, WiZink Center
29 Lisbon, Portugal, Altice Arena
30 May – 1 June Galicia, Spain, O Son do Camiño


26 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
27 Ridgefield, WA RV, Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
30 Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
31 Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre


2 Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
3 Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater
6 Clarkston, MI, Pine Knob Music Theatre
7 Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
9 Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Music Center
10 Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
12 Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage
14 Camden, NJ, Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
15 Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
17 Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
18 Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
20 Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
21 Atlanta, GA, Lakewood Amphitheatre
23 West Palm Beach, FL, iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
24 Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
27 Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion
29 Houston, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
30 Austin, TX, Germania Insurance Amphitheater


1 Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
4 Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
12 Melbourne, AUS, Rod Laver Arena
14 Sydney, AUS, Qudos Bank Arena
17 Brisbane, AUS, Riverstage
19 Auckland, NZ, Spark Arena

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ALBUM REVIEW: Thirty Seconds To Mars – ‘It’s the End of the World But It’s a Beautiful Day’

It’s been a few years since the popular rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars released an album. The last time was in 2018 with the album ‘America,’ their 5th studio album. This time, they are back with the album “It’s the End of the World But It’s a Beautiful Day.” This new album takes a more electronic direction, something different than what we are used to from the band.

Let’s dive right in with the first of the 11 tracks, “Stuck.” This song was released as a single back in May and immediately caught my attention, sparking my curiosity about what the new album would bring.

The song begins calmly with a bit of guitar and Jared Leto’s vocals. Then, it builds some tension leading into the chorus. Once the chorus kicks in, a catchy beat is introduced. I find this song to be somewhat different from what I expect from the band, but I really enjoy it.

“Stuck” is followed by “Life Is Beautiful.” I’m not entirely sure what to think of this song. Personally, it reminds me a bit of a film soundtrack.

The song starts quietly with some piano and the first verse sung softly by frontman Jared. Soon, there’s a sound resembling a lit match, and then the chorus with a good beat.

‘’Seasons’’ and ‘’Get Up Kid’’ both are a bit softer songs with a little beat. I feel like Seasons is a bit more uplifting and Get Up Kid is a more darker empowering track. These are two of the songs that were released before the album came out. Just like with Stuck I was kind of surprised with these songs. It’s so different than the other albums. You like it, or you hate it.

The lyrics of ”Love These Days” appeal to me from the very first sentence. “I think that it’s so strange what we call love these days. Kinda fucked up and fake.” This line alone can be interpreted in multiple ways. Is the song about how the concept of love has changed these days? Or is it about a relationship in which love has changed? In the chorus of this great slow electronic song, it seems to revolve around the idea that people increasingly seek a kind of “high” or excitement that comes from heartbreak, even if it means enduring pain.

“World On Fire” is one of the audience favorites, with 1.1 million streams on Spotify. I can understand why. This electronic track gives me a vibe in the chorus that reminds me of the band’s earlier work, especially in the part that goes, “Let there be light.”. But it’s a bit more calmer.

“World On Fire” is followed by “7:1.” This song also gave me a feeling of the band’s previous work, perhaps due to its slightly darker melody. I can’t quite put my finger on why it gives me that feeling.

I believe the song is about personal growth and the desire to break free from negativity. In the first verse, there’s a strong desire expressed to change one’s life. Later in the chorus, it seems that the realization has come that change and growth sometimes come with both good and bad experiences. I feel like this song has a story. I am curious if we will hear that story one day.

Arriving at “Never Not Love You”, the song opens with a gentle piano, and Jared Leto almost whispers the first verse. The song, which deals with post-breakup feelings, has a minimalist build-up toward the chorus. The chorus itself is calm but delivered with emotional vocals. Personally, I find this one of the weaker tracks on the album. It feels a bit too slow in certain parts.

After the emotional “Never Not Love You,” we move on to “Midnight Prayer.” What immediately stands out in this song is that the vocals are delivered by Shannon Leto. It’s a nice change of pace. In the last album, Shannon also did the lead vocals for one of the songs. It’s always a nice surprise.

As soon as the song begins, it gives off a slightly dark vibe. In the first verse, we hear Shannon’s vocals, followed by the chorus. The song seems to be about battling inner demons and mental challenges. The rest of the song is accompanied by a good beat. I think this song is one of my favorites.

In “Lost These Days,” after a short guitar introduction, we are greeted by Jared’s whisper-like vocals again. With its dark bass, this song stands out a bit from the rest (apart from “Midnight Prayers”). Despite being relatively calm, this song feels quite different from the others. Towards the end of the track, the style suddenly changes, and a dance-like beat is introduced. This is quite surprising.

Now, we’ve arrived at the final song on the album, “Avalanche.” The song is opened by the lyrics, “Time, time to live our lives. Set the world on fire.” This song is somewhat different from the rest, but in a different way than “Lost These Days.” “Avalanche” gives me a bit of the vibe of the band’s earlier work, only slower. It’s fantastic!

So, my conclusion is that if you like the older songs of the band then I would recommend skipping a few songs on this album. But if you like to try the new, more minimalistic and electronic style of the band then this album will totally be your thing. I noticed while listening to the album that almost every song has the same build-up. First, a slow introduction, followed by a chorus with an electronic beat. The new style was something that I had to get used to, but in the end kind of loved.  

It’s the End of the World But It’s a Beautiful Day is now available for listening on every streaming platform. So, what are you waiting for? Dive into this new album and experience Thirty Seconds to Mars’ fresh sound!

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Thirty Seconds To Mars Bring Knocked Loose Frontman Bryan Garris To Lollapalooza Stage

During their captivating performance at Lollapalooza on Friday August 4th, Thirty Seconds To Mars surprised fans by inviting Knocked Loose frontman Bryan Garris to join them on stage. Garris lent his powerful screams to the band’s 2006 hit The Kill, creating an interesting collaboration.

Following the set, Garris took to Twitter to share his excitement, writing, “I sang ‘The Kill’ with 30 Seconds To Mars today.” Fans captured the memorable moment on camera, and the footage quickly spread across social media.

Knocked Loose has been making waves in the mainstream pop festival scene this year, having also performed at Coachella and Bonnaroo, where they gained viral attention. Their success continues as they prepare to conquer Reading and Leeds later this month in the UK.

In a reflective post on Twitter, Garris acknowledged the band’s impactful journey, stating, “This year we have invaded a lot of the mainstream pop festivals. We don’t fit in, we don’t belong, we don’t care. Every set has been amazing, every scene has been welcoming.”

Check out the performance below and let us know what you think of the collab!