30 Seconds to Mars Singer Jared Leto to Appear at South by Southwest


Story by Cat Badra

30 Seconds to Mars’ Jared Leto will be at South by Southwest festival this week

30 Seconds to Mars frontman Jared Leto has just inked on to be a part of this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

Leto is on the schedule to host a talk about how brands and bands can utilize Twitter to assist in promoting their projects, products and services. That chat will happen Tuesday (March 12) at 12 p.m. at the Sonos Lounge. Leto will be involved in a “creative conversation” with founder of Buzzfeed Jonah Peretti at the Fast Company Grill at the Cedar Door at 2 p.m. that day.

The following day, Leto will be interviewed at the Austin Convention Center at 2 p.m. and host a special screening of his documentary, “Artifact,” at 4:30 p.m., which scored the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2012. The film explains 30 Seconds to Mars’ lengthy legal battle with their former record label, EMI, and how the band was serviced a $30 million lawsuit when they tried to go independent in 2007. In the end, the lawsuit was dropped, and the guys released their next album, “This Is War,” on the EMI label.

Those itching for new 30 Seconds to Mars tunes will get them soon, as the group will digitally release the debut single for their upcoming album, a song called “Up in the Air,” on March 19.



Posted by Cat Badra | Alternative, Music, Rock News

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