THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS is partnering with VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, to premiere the short film “Up In The Air” today. Fans can view the film now at at this location
“This short film is quite unlike anything we have ever done before. With contributions from Damien Hirst, Dita Von Teese, US Olympic gymnasts McKayla Maroney + Jordyn Wieber, Maxwell Snow, Neil Strauss, a lion, wolf, a snake (and yes some zebras), we take an epic, bizarre + hallucinogenic journey through a incredibly surreal landscape,” says Jared Leto of THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS. “It was exciting to explore new territory + once again work with the maniacal Bartholomew Cubbins at the helm.”
Models Ashley Smith and Anastasia Krevosheeva, USC fencers, performers from Cirque du Soleil’s Iris and many others are also featured in the film. “Up In The Air” is the first single from the band’s upcoming LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS album, which will be released on May 21 by Virgin Records. The first copy of “Up In The Air” was recently carried aboard the SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station. After the astronauts gave the single its groundbreaking premiere in space, it debuted on radio stations worldwide. “Up In The Air” is a Top 10 hit at Modern Rock radio and is also climbing at the Active Rock format. “On a stadium-ready anthem from their upcoming album, Jared Leto’s band takes off into the U2 stratosphere,” observed People, highlighting the track in its “Hot Singles” column.
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. Fans who pre-order the album on the iTunes Store (http://smarturl.it/LLFDpreorder) will instantly receive a download of “Up In The Air.” A variety of LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS bundles are available for pre-order at www.thirtysecondstomars.com
THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS – comprising Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic – has sold over five million albums worldwide and the band’s videos have more than 300 million views on YouTube. The group has received numerous awards, including a dozen MTV awards worldwide, a Billboard Music award and honors from NME, Kerrang! and Fuse. LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS follows This Is War, which was hailed as “an artistic triumph” by Alternative Press and “a shimmering epic” by MTV.com. It contained the No. 1 Modern Rock radio hits “This Is War” and “Kings and Queens.”