Jared Leto Climbs Empire State Building To Promote New 30STM Tour

As handsome as Jared Leto is, a mere press conference with good lighting, healthy snacks and and pleasant backdrop to promote a forthcoming world tour would have sufficed, but the Oscar-winning rocker wanted to go big.

Thursday morning, November 9, 2023, the longtime frontman of Thirty Seconds to Mars scaled the 92 year old art deco NYC landmark made famous by King Kong, Elf, and Sleepless in Seattle. It's also known for being the first skyscraper taller than 100 stories. A fact not lost on the dreamy performer.

“The building is a testament of all the things that can be done in the world if we put our minds to it, which is largely the inspiration behind our most recent album, It’s The End Of The World But It’s A Beautiful Day,” Leto said.

The epic tour kicks off in the southern hemisphere with appearances at Lollapalooza Chile, Argentina and Brazil along with Estéreo Picnic in Colombia and Tecate Pa’l Norte Festival in Mexico. Then platinum-selling outfit, which includes Jared's brother Shannon is scheduled for 28 shows in the Europe.

The fun leaps the pond to North America where AFI along with support from Poppy and Kenny Hoopla joins the party as they journey for 24 dates, mostly in the States. After a tiny break, the tour concludes in Australia and New Zealand for a quartet of appearances.

Is November 9 important to Jared? I ask because on November 9, 2009, 30STM had a special celebration in Hollywood where they debuted their short film/long video for "Kings and Queens" called The Ride.

At that performance at the Ricardo Montalban Theater near the famous corner of Hollywood and Vine, the band live debuted several songs including "This Is War," "100 Suns," "Revenge" and "Kings and Queens."

The show was a special gig that included a trio of acoustic numbers. Quite a treat for their most devoted fans who happened to be in LA.

But as we know there are fans all around the world who love this group. As is typical when there's a gap in April, one should speculate if that means there might be an appearance at Coachella.

At issue here is although the band could possibly fly up from Mexico to Indio for Weekend One, their schedule would make it difficult to appear at Weekend Two. So a guest appearance or a popup show is possible, but doubtful.

For all we know he might just jet there to chill and be a fan.

Jared should look for as much me-time as possible in that gueling tour. However the absence of any Los Angeles shows, is mighty suspicious. Could there be a bonus gig at the very end of the tour after the Northern California gig?

Head to the 30STM website for all your ticket needs.

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

Tue Apr 16 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
Wed Apr 17 – Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
Fri Apr 19 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena
Sat Apr 20 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
Mon Apr 22 – Cardiff, UK – Utilita Arena
Tue Apr 23 – London, UK – The O2
Thu Apr 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
Fri Apr 26 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
Sat Apr 27 – Hannover, Germany – ZAG Arena
Mon Apr 29 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
Wed May 1 – Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet
Thu, May 2 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
Sat May 4 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Forum Black Box
Thu May 9 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
Fri May 10 – Bratislava, Slovakia – O'Nepela Arena
Sun May 12 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclays Arena
Mon May 13 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
Wed May 15 – Prague, Czech Republic – Sportovni Hala Fortuna
Thu May 16 – Budapest, Hungary – MVM Dome
Sat May 18 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
Sun May 19 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
Tue May 21 – Paris, France – Accor Arena
Wed May 22 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
Fri May 24 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
Sat May 25 – Turin, Italy – Pala Alpitour Arena
Mon May 27 – Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center
Wed May 29 – Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena
30 May - 1 June – Galicia, Spain – O Son do Camiño

*Featuring AFI and support from Poppy and Kenny Hoopla
Fri Jul 26 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre*
Sat Jul 27 – Ridgefield, WA RV – Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater*
Tue Jul 30 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre*
Wed Jul 31 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
Fri Aug 02 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater*
Sat Aug 03 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater*
Tue Aug 06 – Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre*
Wed Aug 07 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center*
Fri Aug 09 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center*
Sat Aug 10 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island*
Mon Aug 12 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*
Wed Aug 14 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion*
Thu Aug 15 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion*
Sat Aug 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center*
Sun Aug 18 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center*
Tue Aug 20 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
Wed Aug 21 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre*
Fri Aug 23 – West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre*
Sat Aug 24 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*
Tue Aug 27 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion*
Thu Aug 29 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
Fri Aug 30 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater*
Sun Sep 01 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre*
Wed Sep 04 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre*

Thu Sep 12 – Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
Sat Sep 14 – Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
Tue Sep 17 – Brisbane, AUS – Riverstage
Thu Sep 19 – Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena

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