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Thirty Seconds To Mars announce biggest ever UK tour

30 Seconds To Mars

Story by Jack Foley

FAST on their way to becoming one of the world’s biggest bands, Thirty Seconds To Mars have announced their biggest UK tour to date which commences at the end of November.

The tour, including a show at London’s 02 Arena on November 30, will see the band play to a combined audience of over 50,000 people with support provided by Enter Shikari.

*The tour dates are (all November and December 2010):*0

29 – The Brighton Centre
30 – London, The O2 Arena

1 – Birmingham, NIA
3 – Aberdeen, AECC
4 – Manchester, Central

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, June 18 at a price of £23.50 for London and £22 for all other dates.

Aside from the arena shows and Download, Thirty Seconds To Mars are also set to play further festival dates at Oxegen and T in the Park.

Thirty Seconds To Mars will follow their triumphant Download set with the July 19 release of the new single Closer To The Edge.

Co-produced by Flood (U2, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails), Steve Lillywhite (The Rolling Stones, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel) and Thirty Seconds To Mars, the track is led by Jared Leto’s soaring vocals and backed with an undercurrent of electronic flourishes.

Taken from the hit album This is War, Close to The Edge features backing vocals courtesy of the band’s fan community The Echelon, who contributed to the album’s recording during sessions in nine different countries stretching from America to Australia.