30 Seconds To Mars 4-TRACK MTV UNPLUGGED DIGITAL EP TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 22nd
aaamusic | On 30, Jul 2011
Thirty Seconds To Mars are the most nominated rock band for the 2011 MTV VMA Awards which will take place on August 28th in Los Angeles. The band picked up 3 nominations for their controversial and sexual short film “Hurricane” including Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Direction for Bartholomew Cubbins, the band’s long time collaborator. Both a censored and explicit version of the video can be viewed at the band’s website www.thirtysecondstomars.com. The band won two previous VMA awards, last year the group won the award for Best Rock Video for the Bartholomew Cubbins directed short film “The Ride” for their #1 smash “Kings & Queens” and in 2006 they won the MTV2 award for “The Kill.”
“It’s incredibly humbling and exciting to be acknowledged, especially for a very controversial clip like ‘Hurricane,’ that was banned from a lot of networks to start with. It’s great to have it come full-circle and be recognized in this way,” explained frontman Jared Leto to MTV News upon hearing about the nominations.
Thirty Seconds To Mars have also been nominated for a 2011 Teen Choice Award in the Choice Music: Rock Group category. The Teen Choice Awards will be given out on August 7th in Los Angeles. Fans can vote at www.teenchoiceawards.com.
The band will release a digital EP with 4 tracks from their recent MTV Unplugged performance prior to the VMA’s on August 23rd. The set will include: “Hurricane,” “Kings & Queens,” “Night Of The Hunter” and their inspiring rendition of the U2 classic “Where The Streets Have No Name.”
‘Unplugged: Thirty Seconds To Mars’ premiered July 20th across MTV Music Group’s multiple platforms and screens. A 30-minute special will debut on Palladia, MTV Networks’ high-definition music channel on Friday, July 29th at 9pm with an encore at midnight.
Thirty Seconds To Mars play Reading & Leeds Festivals on the main stage just before My Chemical Romance’s headline set and will finish the current European, Russian and South East Asian leg of the Closer To The Edge world tour on August 27th before flying directly to Los Angeles to attend the VMA’s.
The trio will wrap the world tour in November after shows in US, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania and a 10-date stint through France. A complete list of tour dates can be found on the band’s website at www.thirtysecondstomars.com.
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