actor Jared Leto’s rockers 30 Seconds To Mars are playing up the road in Dubai this month
If you have to make one trip to Dubai this month, we suggest it’s so you can see US rockers 30 Seconds To Mars.
W hen he’s not busy being a Hollywood A-lister and winning an Oscar, Jared Leto is out flexing his musical muscles with his acclaimed band 30 Seconds To Mars. After postponing their Dubai gig in April, Jared (who is also busy filming the new DC Comics flick Suicide Squad, in which he plays The Joker), his brother Shannon and Tomo are set to return to the stage this month.
The eccentric frontman is also not shy about dishing out an odd or weird opinion or two. Here are some of his best. “I used to like to break into other people’s houses and sit in their rooms. I found it very comforting to be in someone’s empty house.” “I’ve always liked Saturn. But I also have some sympathy for Pluto because I heard it’s been downgraded from a planet, and I think it should remain a planet. Once you’ve given something planetary status it’s kind of mean to take it away.” “I’m not insane, I’m voluntarily indifferent to conventional rationality.” “I’m such a freak in comparison to most other guys. I have no idea what other people are thinking. I’m not really in touch.” “My brother got into a horrific fight with a dog and the dog bit his toe off. They became fast friends after that. He lost a toe and gained a friend.” “When I was a kid I was the king of mullets. If you’re wearing a rock T-shirt and you’re a fan of Rush – one of the greatest bands in the universe – you’ve got to have a mullet.” “Learn to laugh at your problems, because everybody else does.”
“Making a film is the most profound experience for me. I really don’t have any business watching the movie so much. Maybe I could watch it for entertainment purposes, but you have so little input and control of the final product once you’re done that I feel like I would just rather leave it alone.”
“I had this dream about this seagull with these really long teeth and then it turned into the size of a dog. I was swinging it like crazy to try to get it off my arm. That was the deepest sleep I’ve gotten in a while.” “I completely accept that some actors have made terrible music in the past and it’s felt like they were just doing the music side of things for the hell of it. But I’m not like that. This band means everything to me. It’s not some dumb side project that lets me pretend to be a musician. It’s something that all my heart and soul goes into.” September 25
Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 6.30pm, Dhs295. Tel: (04) 3321000. Metro: World Trade Centre. ticketmaster.ae