Releases, Rock — March 7, 2013 at 11:41 am

Thirty Seconds to Mars sends latest single ‘Up in the Air’ – literally

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After four long years of waiting, Thirty Seconds to Mars – composed of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic – is releasing a new single called “Up in the Air”. Not in the most conventional way though, the band just sent their first copy of the single to the orbiting laboratory on Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) Dragon Capsule, only to land back on Earth just in time for its worldwide premiere.

With the capsule filled with more than 1,200 pounds of scientific experiments and cargo – new single included – the band will visit Mission Control Houston for a Q&A with Tom Marshburn, one of the astronauts aboard the space station. The Q&A, scheduled for March 18 (Monday) will be broadcast live online. “Up In The Air” will be commercially available at all digital retailers the following day, March 19. This is the first single off Thirty Seconds to Mars’ fourth studio album scheduled to release later this year, following This Is War, which contained the No. 1 Modern Rock radio hits “This Is War” and “Kings and Queens.”

In the course of its two-year tour in support of This Is War, the band sold out arenas around the globe, playing over 311 shows in nearly 60 countries on six continents to an astounding three million people – and breaking the Guinness World Record® for most shows played during a single album cycle. Thirty Seconds To Mars has sold over 5 million albums worldwide and the band’s videos have more than 300 million views on YouTube. The group has received numerous awards, including a dozen MTV awards worldwide, a Billboard Music award and honors from NME, Kerrang! And Fuse. Artifact, a documentary about the making of This Is War, won the People’s Choice documentary award at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the 2012 Gotham Independent Film Awards. The film will be screened at SXSW on Wednesday, March 13.

It won’t be soon til we hear “Up in the Air” but til then, shall we enjoy this one?

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Thirty Seconds to Mars – This is War

Full details and updates on the mission are also available on NASA’s website at http://www.nasa.gov/station.

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