MTV Transmission: 30 Seconds To Mars Exclusive Blog (Week 6)Posted July 12th, 2010 At 11:34 am By MTV ASIA
Every week, 30 Seconds To Mars will be blogging their touring adventures for MTV Transmission. Here’s what the boys are up to this week!
Mars is returning to the United States for a series of shows in August, September, and October, as well as the international front for a series of additional shows mid-fall. Remember to visit the Tour Page for more information, and check out the complete list of Golden Ticket To Mars Packages by clicking here.
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It’s weeks like these that make all of us in the band so thankful for the opportunity to travel the world.
I have been to Venice before but this trip was special as I got to see the city with my brother and Tomo. Had an insane show with torrential rain, thunder, lightning and a “hijacking” by some masked bandits and goldhawked freaks (Green Day) for a song. Hilarious. Could barely sing I was laughing so hard. Very nice down to earth guys and their amazing fans gave us a very warm welcome.
Our set got cut short because of the intense storm, unfortunately GD had to cancel, and we got stranded at the festival until it all died down but it still proved an incredible night and one we’ll remember forever. So weird it stormed the last time we played the kill outside in italy…
Had a stopover in Paris and attended the Dior Haute Couture show. It was an art show on legs and even someone like me can tell there was some magic happening there. I know the clothes were amazing because I wasn’t even looking at the models. Well maybe a glance…
Took a Eurostar to London (love the trains in Europe) and am now writing to you from a slightly gray but warm weathered London. 2 more shows – scotland and ireland- and then off to the land down under (Australia) for the next leg of the tour!!!!
Here is a pic of a taxi in the waters of Venice, Italy. It’s also the view from my hotel window There weren’t any cars or even bicycles in this whole area. I’ve always dreamed of going to this city and I did!!!
This week we got invited to perform at the Heineken Jammin Festival in Venice Italy. It was a brutally hot day when we arrived and Rise Against was about to go on stage in that same heat. Needless to say, they were drenched when they came off after their set. We saw what we had to look forward to!
When we took the stage, something started to happen, the wind started blowing harder, the sky grew dark, and the clouds hung low. Off in the distance you could see the rain storm approaching, slowly creeping up on us while we played for the packed Venice crowd. As you can see from the photo, it was time to leave. The wind was blowing the stage apart as we were playing and the rain and lightning was above us. We almost finished our set, and I have to say I thought that it was a pretty damn cool show!
Kev of Ireland sent in these great shots of his MarsHawk, and tells us he traveled all the way to The Netherlands to see Mars. Rock on! Do YOU have a MarsHawk? Send your photo, name, and location to email@example.com for a chance to be featured in the next installment of Transmission!
Czech Echelon recently pooled together their art skills to create this Mars Mural amidst previously existing graffiti art. Click the image for a closer look…
Echelon Germany hit up their streets equipped with print-at-home flyers promoting This Is War in Munich, adding a touch of flare with their own flyer creation as seen in the center.
WEEKLY PICKS FROM THE BAND
Book of the Week
Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by author Oscar Wilde, and tells the story of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Realizing that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian expresses his desire to sell his soul to ensure the portrait Basil has painted would age rather than himself. Dorian’s wish is fulfilled, plunging him into debauched acts, the portrait serving as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul—each sin displayed as a disfigurement of his form, or through a sign of aging.
Movie of the Week
Enter The Void
Enter the Void is a French film directed by Gaspar Noé. The film focuses on Oscar, a young drug dealer in Tokyo who gets killed and watches over his sister as a ghost. The film premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and after several recuts it was released theatrically in France almost one year later.
Album of the Week
New Politics is a rock band from Copenhagen, Denmark. It is made up of David Boyd, Søren Hansen, and Poul Amaliel. They are probably most famous for their debut single, Yeah Yeah Yeah, featured on their self-titled debut album available July 13.
Restaurant of the Week
Located just a five minute walk from the center of the Design Museum and the Church of St. John’s doorstep, the Juuri Kitchen & Bar is a fresh, innovative approach to traditional Finnish food.
Catch 30 Seconds To Mars Special on MTV Asia at the following times:
30 Seconds to Mars Top 50 US Rockstars
Hr 1 of 5: July 4 @ 8pm (WIB)/9pm (SIN/HK/PH)/ 10pm (MAL)
Hr 2 of 5: July 11 @ 8pm (WIB)/9pm (SIN/HK/PH)/ 10pm (MAL)
Hr 3 of 5: July 18 @ 8pm (WIB)/9pm (SIN/HK/PH)/ 10pm (MAL)
Hr 4 of 5: July 25 @ 8pm (WIB)/9pm (SIN/HK/PH)/ 10pm (MAL)
Hr 5 of 5: August 1 @ 8pm (WIB)/9pm (SIN/HK/PH)/ 10pm (MAL)
MTV World Stage 30 Seconds to Mars
Premiere: July 9 @ 10pm (WIB)/11pm (SIN/HK/PH)/ 12 midnight (MAL)
Repeat: July 11 @ 5pm (WIB)/6pm (SIN/HK/PH)/ 7pm (MAL)