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Jared Leto feared arrest

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30 Seconds To Mars - Jared Leto
30 Seconds To Mars performing on the top of The O2 Arena, London, Britain - 18 Jun 2013
Jared Leto

Jared Leto has joked he feared he would be taken away by police when he arranged a surprise show with his band 30 Seconds to Mars in London.

The singer's band 30 Seconds to Mars recently played an impromptu show in a small green space in central London, which they announced on Twitter. Around 50 excited fans turned up to see it, with the group mobbed as they arrived.

"We didn't get locked up," Jared joked to Q magazine. "I thought there was a pretty decent potential for us to get arrested."

They played six songs during the set and at one point Jared had to ask his admirers to step back.

"It was getting a little hectic. A total clusterf**k. It's not like we have security or anything," he explained.

Exiting from the performance also proved problematic for the trio, comprising of Jared, his brother Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević. Eventually they pretended they were going to play a final song, before running away through the crowd.

"We had to find a way to get out of there. It was a dirty trick, but we had to do it," Jared giggled.

The group have played similarly private shows in New York and Los Angeles and plan to continue doing so. For them, it's a way of giving back to their fans.

"A lot of people there, like us, will never forget it," Jared said. "You're a foot and a half away from everybody. It doesn't get more up close and personal than that. It's as exposed as you could ever be as a performer."

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