30 Seconds to Mars released This Is War in December 2009 and have spent basically every waking moment since on the road promoting it (when they weren’t making 15-minute, NFSW mini-movies , of course). To date, they’ve played shows on six continents, and now, all that touring will earn them a place in the “Guinness Book of World Records.”
On December 7, 30STM will perform their 300th — and final — show in support of War, at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. And when that gig is completed, they’ll officially set the record for Most Shows Performed During a Single Album Cycle.
That’s according to a press release issued Monday (October 17) by the band’s spokesperson, which touts the show as “a special Tribus Centum Numerarae concert” and promises that “the band is also planning a special week of unique shows celebrating this milestone, beginning on December 5.”
“We have been on the road for an incredible and insane two years and thought what better way to celebrate the end of this phenomenal journey than with a week of special shows in New York City,” 30STM frontman Jared Leto said in a statement. “We thought documenting this for posterity with the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ would be fun especially as we aren’t any good at growing our fingernails very long or cultivating the world’s largest squash.”
Don’t downplay a giant squash, dude. Tickets for the record-setting show are now available in an exclusive fan-club pre-sale through the band’s website, with tickets being made available to the general public beginning Saturday at 10 a.m. ET.
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