LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS, the new album from THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, will be released on May 21 by Virgin Records. Written and recorded around the world from Europe, to India, to the band’s studio in California, LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS was produced by Jared Leto with previous collaborator Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel) co-producing four of the twelve tracks. Jared says that “this is more than an evolution, it’s a brand new beginning. Creatively, we’ve gone to an entirely new place, which is exciting, unexpected, and incredibly inspiring.”
In partnership with NASA, THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS launched the first single from the new album into space. Literally. The first copy of “Up In The Air” was recently carried aboard the SpaceX cargo mission to the space station. The single gets its ground breaking premiere today from the astronauts in orbit 230 miles above Earth. THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS will be standing by at Mission Control Houston while the track is played and will do a Q&A thereafter with Tom Marshburn, one of the astronauts aboard the space station. Fans have been contributing questions for the chat, which can be seen live today from 12:10 – 12:25 p.m. Central Time at www.vyrt.com and http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.
Annise D. Parker, Mayor of the City of Houston, has proclaimed today THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS Day. City Council Member James G. Rodriguez, District I will present the proclamation to THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS prior to the band’s arrival at NASA.
The single premieres on radio worldwide this morning. “Up In The Air” will be available at all digital retailers worldwide beginning at midnight GMT on March 19. The iTunes pre-order for LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS will launch simultaneously. Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will instantly receive a download of “Up In The Air.”