30 Seconds to Mars Timeline

  • Formation of Thirty Seconds to Mars

    Formation of Thirty Seconds to Mars
    Thirty Seoncds to Mars is an american rock band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1998. It consists of Jared Leto (Lead Vocalist, Guitar, Bass, and Keyboard) Shannon Leto (Drumks, and Percussion) and Tomo Miličević (Lead guitar, Bass, Strings, Keyboard, other instraments).
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    Debut Album (2001 - 2003)

  • First Studio Album - 30 Seconds of Mars

    First Studio Album - 30 Seconds of Mars
    The album was released in the United States through Immortal and Virgin. Following the Album was the single "Capricorn (A Brand New Name)" and a few months after that the seond single "Edge of the Earth".
  • MTV Campus Invasion - Tour

    The band toured with I Mother Earth and Billy Talent on MTV Campus Invasion.
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    A Beautiful Lie (2004 - 2008)

  • A Beautiful Lie

    A Beautiful Lie
    Thirty Seconds to Mars returned to the studio in March 2004 to begin working on their second album A Beautiful Lie, with Josh Abraham producing.
  • A Beautiful Lie - Lead Single "Attack"

    A Beautiful Lie - Lead Single "Attack"
    The albums' lead single, "Attack", made its radio debut on June 6, 2005 and became the most added track on American modern rock radio during its first week of release.
  • A Beautiful Lie Release Date

    The alubm has since been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and has reached platinum and gold status in several countries, with a sales total of over four million.
  • 2006 - 2007 - Tours and "The Kill"

    During 2005, Thirty Seconds to Mars went on tour with Chevelle, Audioslave and The Used. The group went on their first headlining tour Forever Night, Never Day in March 2006. At the same time, the band released the album's second single, "The Kill", which set a record for the longest-running hit in the history of the US Modern Rock chart when it remained on the national chart for more than 50 weeks.
  • Second Single - "The Kill"

    Second Single - "The Kill"
    The band released A Beautiful Lie's second single, "The Kill", which set a record for the longest-running hit in the history of the US Modern Rock chart when it remained on the national chart for more than 50 weeks, following its number three peak in 2006. Its music video, directed by Jared Leto, received a largely positive response and numerous accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award.
  • Welcome to the Universe - Tour

    The band began their Welcome to the Universe Tour, sponsored by MTV2, and were supported by Head Automatica, The Receiving End of Sirens, Cobra Starship, and several other bands including Street Drum Corps.
  • Sinlge #3 - "From Yesterday"

    Sinlge #3 - "From Yesterday"
    The third single from the album A Beautiful Lie was released Novemeber 2006 and became the band's first number one on the Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks. Jared leto directed a short film for the single, which became the first ever American music video shot in the People's Republic of China in its entirety.
  • "A Beautiful Lie" - Single 4

    "A Beautiful Lie" - Single 4
    The Single was released in Europe in February 2007, During that year, Thirty Seconds to Mars toured extensively throughout Europe and played at several major festivals, including Roskilde, Pinkpop, Rock am Ring, and Download. The track was released as the fourth single in North America and selected European countries. Its music video was filmed 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Greenland, and proceeds from the sales benefited the Natural Resources Defense Council.
  • Awards

    Between the years 2007 and 2008 the band won 4 awards. The band won an MTV Europe Music Award in the category of Best Rock, on novermber 1st, 2007. The band also received the Kerrang! Award for Best Single in two consecutive years for "The Kill" and "From Yesterday" in 2007 and 2008. At the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards on November 6, Thirty Seconds to Mars earned their second Best Rock and Best Video for "A Beautiful Lie".
  • EMI lawsuit and This Is War

    Thirty Seconds to Mars began recording their third studio album This Is War in August 2008. To produce the record, the band worked with Flood and Steve Lillywhite. Thirty Seconds to Mars had attempted to sign with a new label after the A Beautiful Lie tour, prompting EMI (the parent label of Virgin) to file a lawsuit for $30 million.
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    EMI Lawsuit and "This Is War" (2008 - 2011)

  • Law Suit - The End

    After nearly a year of the lawsuit battle, the band announced on April 28, 2009, that the case had been settled. Thirty Seconds to Mars then signed a new contract with EMI. Jared Leto said the band had resolved their differences with EMI and the decision had been made because of "the willingness and enthusiasm by EMI to address our major concerns and issues, and the opportunity to return to work with a team so committed and passionate about Thirty Seconds to Mars."
  • This is War Album - Fans Involved

    In a bid to involve their fans for This Is War, Thirty Seconds to Mars held an event, called The Summit where they invited fans to provide backing vocals and percussion. Leto described This Is War as a record about survival: "It was a two-year creative battle that was ferocious and tough but creatively rewarding, and all of those adverse elements, in hindsight, made us stronger and made the record stronger."
  • This is War Released

    Although the release date was changed many times, This Is War was eventually released in December 2009. The album reached the top ten of several national album charts and entered the Billboard 200 at number 18, with first-week sales of 67,000 in the United States.
  • This is War Album Singles

    Its first two singles, "Kings and Queens" and "This Is War", reached the number-one spot on the US Alternative Songs. At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, "Kings and Queens" received four nominations, including Video of the Year and Best Direction, and went on to win Best Rock Video. The album's third single, "Closer to the Edge", was the 2010 best-selling rock single in the United Kingdom.
  • Into the Wild - This is War Tour

    After a promotional tour in winter 2009, Thirty Seconds to Mars embarked on their Into the Wild Tour in February 2010.
  • Hardest-working Touring Artists.

    A Songkick study indicated that, based on quantity of tour dates, Thirty Seconds to Mars was among the hardest-working touring artists in 2010. On October 16, 2011, it was announced that the band would enter the Guinness World Records for most live shows during a single album cycle, with 300 shows.
  • Forth Album - Love, Lust, Faith, and Dreams

    Forth Album - Love, Lust, Faith, and Dreams
    Thirty Seconds to Mars took a break from touring in 2012 and spent most of the year recording their fourth album, entitled Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams.
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    Love, Lust, Faith, and Dreams (2012 - Present)

  • Artifact

    In September 2012, Artifact, a documentary about the band's legal battle against the record label EMI and the making of This Is War, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the People's Choice Documentary Award.
  • Love, Lust, Faith, and Dreams - Single #1

    Love, Lust, Faith, and Dreams - Single #1
    In February 2013, it was announced that "Up in the Air" would be the first single from the fourth album. In partnership with NASA they launched the first copy of "Up in the Air" aboard the Dragon spacecraft on SpaceX CRS-2. The mission was launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket on March 1, 2013, sending the first ever commercial copy of music into space. On March 18, 2013, the single premiered from the International Space. Station
  • Love, Lust, Faith, and Dreams - Album Release

    Thirty Seconds to Mars released Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams on May 21, 2013, through Universal in the United States. The album received generally positive reviews and reached the top ten in more than fifteen countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States. the band started there "Love, Lust, Faith, and Dreams" tour in June.
  • "We're free, clear and excited about the future. It's the most wonderful place to be." - Jared Leto

    "We're free, clear and excited about the future. It's the most wonderful place to be." - Jared Leto
    Thirty Seconds to Mars announced on April 25, 2014 that they have parted from Virgin Records after tumultuous years with the label. In August 2014, Thirty Seconds to Mars embarked on a double-headline tour, dubbed the Carnivores Tour, with American rock band Linkin Park.[63]