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    Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:44:07

    Thirty Seconds to Mars to Commence Work on Fourth Album - They are not breaking up and invite fans to a digital event on April 27

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    After some pretty rampant break up rumors, 30 Seconds to Mars have announced that they are currently working on their fourth studio album, the follow-up to 2009's global hit This Is War.

    The new album is a "dramatic departure from the past," says singer and songwriter Jared Leto, describing it as being "very orchestral, narrative, interactive and even more electronic than previous projects."

    Leto is once again producing the album along with several other talented producers including the return of Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Killers). The trio are working out of their studio in the Hollywood Hills dubbed 'ICAASS' (International Center for the Advancement of the Arts and Sciences of Sound) or 'The Lab' for short, as well as incorporating site specific recording in locations as far reaching as India, Africa, Yosemite, the California desert and Europe.

    The band plans to re-launch their successful event dubbed The Summit and plans to launch The Summit 2.0 as an app which will allow fans to be a part of live recording for the album through Facebook, Twitter and a new technology platform called VyRT.

    The band is also using VyRT for a live performance and sneak peek into the workings of Mars, inviting fans directly into The Lab studio on April 27 for a live digital experience which will include an intimate live performance, preview of their live tour film, sneak peek of their documentary film ARTIFACT, and a discussion with the band.

    Digital tickets are available here.

    For the first time ever, VyRT gives artists the opportunity to sell digital tickets to live events that are broadcast worldwide in an online social theater. This isn't your grandmother's live stream. VyRT is a high quality, high production value event that's centered around the idea of creativity and community. VyRT gives artists the ability to share their work without having to rely on the current prevailing sponsor based model. By avoiding that system VyRT helps to create meaningful content that customers truly value. It is a one of a kind digital experience.

    Will you attend the digital VyRT event?

    —Katie Sheehan
    04.25.12



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