Whether you love them, hate them, or are eternally indifferent to them, one thing you can praise Thirty Seconds to Mars for is their unrelenting passion and dedication for promoting themselves and their music. On Monday (April 2), the California-founded band, more specifically frontman Jared Leto, took to social media to announce a surprise meet up at Madison Square Garden in New York. Shortly after the original post, he gave specific instructions as to where fans, and curious bystanders, should enter to arrive at an undisclosed location for a massive surprise.
As it turns out, this was just stop one on the group’s week-long trek across America in support of their upcoming fifth studio album. In a short video posted on Twitter, Leto confirmed his plans to travel across the country any way possible whether it be on a bike, by hitchhiking a ride, or even taking a hot air balloon just to showcase the subject behind the new record; America. The week-long trek will wrap up in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles on Friday, April 6, just in time for the album’s release.
“It’s a pretty big adventure. The album is called America and it comes out April 6 and to celebrate, I’m going to hitchhike, among other things, across the country from New York City to Los Angeles,” Leto explained to Ryan Seacrest during his morning radio show. “I may jump on a donkey in the Grand Canyon or take a hot air balloon.”
During the excursion, Leto will also hand out genetic testing kits from 23andMe to encourage fans to discover more about their heritage.
America is the follow-up to Thirty Seconds to Mars’ 2013 release, LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS. The band has already released four new tracks from the impending release including “Dangerous Night,” “One Track Mind,” “Rescue Me,” and lead single “Walk on Water.”