Thirty Seconds to Mars Takes Flight at Kovalchick Complex, April 20

Posted on 4/6/2011 9:44:07 AM

The band Thirty Seconds to Mars will take the stage at the Kovalchick Complex on April 20, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., with indie rock band Anberlin.

The trio of Thirty Seconds to Mars (lead singer and guitarist Jared Leto, drummer Shannon Leto, and guitarist Tomo Milicevic) are known as world-class, arena-crushing rock icons.

Tickets to experience Thirty Seconds to Mars live in concert are $12 with student ID, and $17 for the general public. Tickets are on sale now at the HUB box office on IUP’s campus, the Kovalchick Complex box office, online at ComcastTIX, or by phone at 800-298-4200.

In addition to Leto’s searing, no-holds-barred vocals, propulsive and melodious bass, guitar, and keyboards; Shannon’s huge and inventive percussion; and Tomo’s searing six-string, their album This Is War buzzes with dozens of imaginative effects and indomitable layers of vintage synths.

Authentic Tibetan monks chant to begin the album on “Escape” and close the album on “L490,” the voice of a French girl narrates “Night of the Hunter,” and the cry of a wild hawk screams to introduce the first single, “Kings and Queens,” which the band wrote in the same house in South Africa where they recorded their smash modern rock single “The Kill.”

Thirty Seconds to Mars live in concert is sponsored by The Entertainment Network (TEN), a student-run activities programming organization that provides affordable, student-centered entertainers of the best possible quality to IUP’s campus community. TEN’s events are funded by the Student Cooperative Association through student activity fees.