“I’m talking to Buzz-F—ing-Aldrin right now!” Jared Leto exclaimed, furiously texting away on his phone. “He came to our ’Church of Mars’ show in DC — one of the free shows we’re doing around the country — and it was, needless to say, amazing to meet him.”
“We got to meet him the other day in DC and it was so cool to have that dude in the room,” Tomo Milicevic added. “Plus, we have one of the most amazing Vines ever with him, where he’s doing the ’Best Time Ever’ face.”
In case you were wondering, here is what doing the “Best Time Ever” face with the second guy to ever walk on the moon looks like. Of course, Mars are pretty used to rubbing elbows with astronauts these days; back in March, they launched the first copy of their single “Up In The Air” into orbit on board a SpaceX rocket , then conducted a live Q&A with one of the astronauts living on the International Space Station.
In short, they’ve literally gone out of their way (like, thousands of miles above the planet) to promote their new record, so while chatting with Buzz Aldrin is nice and all, Mars also realized it was time to get down to business: LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS is due to be released on May 21, and needless to say, after a lengthy break (that kinda, maybe almost became a hiatus of sorts), they’re ready to hit the road hard, and push the band to new heights.
Yes, even higher than outer space.
“I think people are really going to respond well to the record; we worked on it incredibly hard. If you’re a fan of Thirty Seconds To Mars, or you loved ’The Kill’ or ’Kings and Queens’ or ’Closer to the Edge’ or This is War, I think you’re going to love this record,” Leto said. “You’re going to come on a journey with us; it’s an evolution in some ways, but not so much as it is a new beginning … we’ve thrown away a lot of the past, we’ve moved on, and it’s exciting. I think a lot of people are probably ready for that.”