Additional Cape Town Performance Added

In response to an overwhelming demand for tickets, 5FM, MNET and Big Concerts are excited to announce that Thirty Seconds to Mars will be performing not one but two concerts in Cape Town, later this year. The additional performance is scheduled to take place at Grand Area, GrandWest on Saturday the 20th November 2010.

Thirty Seconds to Mars are a world class arena crushing rock trio featuring Jared Leto on lead vocals/guitar, Shannon Leto on drums and Tomo Milicevic on guitar. Together they have sold over 3.5 million albums worldwide and have been viewed over 100 million times on youtube.

In 2002 they released their self titled debut album. This was followed by ‘A Beautiful Lie’ (2005) which produced two Top 5 Modern Rock singles in ‘From Yesterday’ and ‘The Kill’ which set a record for the longest running hit in the history of Modern Rock radio when it remained on the national airplay chart for more than 50 weeks following its No. 3 peak in 2006.

Their latest release ‘This is War’ (2009) has been called their strongest and most accomplished work to date. For this they enlisted two of the most influential producers in the world: Flood (U2, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins) and Steve Lillywhite (U2, Rolling Stone, Peter Gabreil) who gave the band freedom and confidence to explore different sound, textures and ideas. The album represents the result of an 18 month creative battle, fought ferociously, but privately inside a studio in the Hollywood Hills. The result: a triumphant sound that builds on the vision laid out in their previous releases.

Thirty Seconds to Mars have won numerous awards including an MTV Music Video Award, three MTV EMA’s, MTV Latin, Asia and Australia Awards, a Fuse Award and three Kerrang! Awards. The band have played over 500 shows around the world including Lollapalooza in the U.S, Download in the UK, Germany’s Rock Am Ring, Japans Summer Sonic and South Africa’s My Coke Fest. The response from the fans in South Africa in 2008 was unforgettable and the band excited to be back headlining their own tour.

In response to the announcement of the additional Cape Town date, 5FM’s Station Manager, Aisha Mohamed commented by saying, “Those fans who were disappointed when the SOLD OUT signs went up in Cape Town now have another opportunity to see Thirty Seconds to Mars live in South Africa. But judging from the demand we’ve seen for tickets to this incredible live show, they’d better get to the box office before the additional show sells out too.”

Friday 19th November 2010
Coca-Cola Dome
Tickets from R221-R374

Cape Town
Saturday 20th November 2010 (additional show added)
Sunday 21st November 2010 (SOLD OUT)
Grand Arena, Grandwest Casino and Entertainment World.
Tickets from R221 – R374