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News: Thirty Seconds To Mars announce huge outdoor show in Newcastle

29/03/2018

Multi-platinum selling band Thirty Seconds To Mars have today announced they will be heading to Newcastle Upon Tyne to headline the second day of a new major festival, This Is Tomorrow.

The festival date comes at the end of a huge European run for the band which sees them on the road throughout March, April and May 2018.

Taking place next to Spillers on Newcastle’s Quayside on May 25th, 26th and 27th, the festival will open with a headlining performance from Brit Award Winners Catfish and the Bottlemen. The name, inspired by the vision of the once Newcastle based ‘Father of Pop Art’ Richard Hamilton and his legendary exhibition, This is Tomorrow is firmly planting its roots in the region and will look to deliver something truly experimental and forward-thinking.

Thirty Seconds to Mars, comprised of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic, has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and sells out arenas and stadiums globally. They have received numerous awards and accolades throughout their career, including a dozen MTV Awards, a Billboard Music Award and a Guinness World Record for the Longest Running Tour in history.

On July 4th 2017, the band shot a documentary titled ‘A Day in the Life of America’, including over 90 crews in all 50 states (plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico) the project captures American life in a single day.

Thirty Seconds To Mars has been hailed as one of the most exciting live acts in the world, which was reflected by the single’s live debut earlier this year, a groundbreaking appearance at the MTV VMA awards where the performance was shown via innovative infrared technology, with special guest Travis Scott. Thirty Seconds to Mars performed “Walk on Water”, which is the first single from the band’s forthcoming 5th studio album.

Thirty Seconds To Mars

In November 2017, Thirty Seconds To Mars won in the Best Alternative category for the MTV European Music Awards. Quickly following their successful 2017 with a live European tour and a brand new single.

Thirty Seconds To Mars released ‘One Track Mind’ in March 2018. The track, taken from their upcoming album ‘America’, featured prominent rap artist A$AP Rocky and showcased the bands progression into an electro-rock sound.

‘America’, the brand new album from Thirty Seconds to Mars is out April 6th via Interscope Records.

Speaking of This Is Tomorrow, SSD Concerts’ Steve Davis explains: “Following on from our sell-out Live From Times Square events, which will also make a welcome return in 2018, we wanted to offer something completely different for the people of the North East. This festival is the future and will firmly put Newcastle on the map once again as a leading city for outstanding live music on a large scale. This will be an unmissable event for music fans and more incredible heavyweight acts will be announced soon.

“This will be the first time there’s been a live music event taking place on the old Evolution site and we can’t wait to build on its legacy.

“We have strived to make this festival happen for some time now and Newcastle City Council have been absolutely incredible to us over the last few weeks. We’re delighted to have got it over the line and this will be the festival to go to in the city this summer. Stay tuned for yet more amazing acts to be announced.”

Tickets for the Saturday May 26th Instalment of This is Tomorrow with Thirty Seconds To Mars will go on general sale this Tuesday 3rd April 2017 at 10 am priced at £37.50. 

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