Belfast Telegraph

Leto's band aims to please fans

Jared Leto has said his band 30 Seconds To Mars aim to give their fans one of the best nights of their lives when they play their concerts.

The actor and musician reckons the band's huge success had been unexpected but said they still hoped to give people the feel of an intimate gig despite selling out arenas.

He said of his upcoming UK arena tour: "It's very surreal. We never in a million years expected that we'd be able to sell out somewhere like the O2 in London on our third arena tour of the UK. We started at a place called the Barfly, many, many years ago, which holds about 200 people, and we've played every size of venue since. It's a dream."

Jared, 41, explained the approach 30 Seconds To Mars took to their live shows.

He said: "Playing arenas or playing tiny bars, they're both wonderful, and we still take time to play small intimate shows. That's important to us. But we make the big shows really intimate.

"They're interactive, and they're full of spontaneity and energy. We've been plotting and planning this coming tour for some time, it's going to be our biggest and boldest to date."

Jared added: "We're breaking new ground in terms of production technology, there are interactive elements and surprises. It's all about the audience when we play a show, it has little to do with us; our focus is making sure everyone at the show has the night of a lifetime. That's the goal. We just serve them, and want to serve them better and better."

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