Los Angeles’ Thirty Seconds To Mars played their “first big show in a year and half” to a packed house on Saturday night at KROQ’s Weenie Roast. In a conversation with Stryker this afternoon, frontman Jared Leto said that he was “happy” that he “managed to get through it without collapsing,” partially because he was afraid to lose his voice, but also because hometown shows make the seemingly cool-headed actor get a little “nervous.”

In an earlier interview with Kat Corbett, Leto that he’d seen greats like RadioheadOasis, and Blur at different Weenie Roasts throughout the years as just a music fan. Now it’s Thirty Seconds To Mars’ turn to influence the future Jared Leto’s of Southern California.

“I’m entirely grateful to the rock gods for letting me finish the show,” said Leto. “It was lovely to see all the freaks in California that are our family that we love so much and it was a great way to start. So, really happy to be part of the festivities.”

Leto opened up Thirty Seconds To Mars’ portion of the festivities by playing “The Kill” acoustic in the middle of the audience and admitted that he loves to “break down that wall between the band and the audience.”


The band–releasing their 4th studio album Love, Lust, Faith, and Dreams tomorrow–is doing just that. Leto announced exclusively on KROQ that Thirty Seconds To Mars will be playing a Church of Mars show for free in Los Angeles tomorrow evening (Tuesday) in honor of their record release.

“It’s a free show. It will get filled up and sell out very quickly,” warned Leto. “It’s going to be an amazing day because it’s our release day and we’re going to celebrate by playing a bunch of songs acoustic.”

Leto elaborated that the Church of Mars show will be “super intimate; ton of new songs; unreleased material. And it will be something not to miss” because “they’ll have a “quartet and lots of other exciting things.”

“Maybe even Buzz Aldrin will sing a song,” seemingly joked the singer. “You never know.”

If you’re looking to “climb into your subconscious and take a hallucinogenic journey into the unknown,” look no further.

The concert with take place at 8:00pm on Tuesday, May 21st the First Unitarian Universalist Church Of Los Angeles. Tickets are FREE but fans must e-mail to request tickets.

–Nadia Noir, KROQ

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