They just wrapped their first-ever run of arena shows in Europe, shot a combat-themed music video for "This Is War" and kicked off the U.S. leg of their Into the Wild tour. So why, with so much forward momentum, does Jared Leto consider everything
"I've said this before, but the most exciting thing about being in this band right now is that it feels like the beginning again. Making this album, we rediscovered ourselves, and we emerged as something different," Leto told MTV News. "We did the tour of Europe, which was a new beginning for us, and now we're touring America. And to have not toured here in three years, it's a massive celebration for us and our fans. We feel like we're beginning the journey again, here in this country."
The journey actually began on Friday in Las Vegas, when 30STM launched their Into the Wild trek at the Palms Casino Resort's Pearl Theater. The tour will crisscross the country until mid-May, at which point the band will actually take about a month off before heading back to Europe for the summer fest circuit — though, as Leto points out, they're not taking a break willingly.
"We're just really excited, and we don't want to stop," he laughed. "This band is never exhausted. We've been able to play the songs on [This Is War] for audiences in Europe, and now we're getting to play them for fans here. And right now, that's what's most exciting ... to have people hear it and experience it."
And just what can fans expect on the U.S. leg of Into the Wild? Leto's not saying. You've got to come out and see the show for yourself.
"Like I said, it's a celebration, it's emotional, it's a big, loud show," he explained. "But, really, you've got to come out and see it. That's the best way to put it."
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