ac­tor Jared Leto’s rock­ers 30 Sec­onds To Mars are play­ing up the road in Dubai this month

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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

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