Thirty Seconds To Mars had a big night at the 2011 Kerrang! Awards last week, taking home two awards, Best International Band and Best Single for “Hurricane.” The band was in London to accept the awards and thanked their fans, “It's because of this wonderful family that we won. We accept them, with love, on your behalf.”This marks the band’s second consecutive win for Best International Band and 6th career Kerrang! Award win. They won Best Single in 2007 for “The Kill” and in 2008 picked up Best Single for “From Yesterday” and Best International Band.
Thirty Seconds To Mars recently wrapped their “Closer To The Edge” spring U.S. tour and will spend most of the summer playing major festivals and touring Europe, Russia and South East Asia. Two new U.S. dates were recently announced, Sep. 3rd at the Chateau Nightclub and Gardens in Las Vegas, NV and Sep. 4th at the MontBleu Resort and Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. A complete list of tour dates can be found on the band’s website at www.thirtysecondstomars.com.
A fourth single “Night Of The Hunter” from their critically acclaimed album This Is War impacted Alternative Radio last month. It follows the band’s two consecutive #1 singles “Kings & Queens” and “This Is War” and top 10 single “Closer To The Edge.” “Closer To The Edge” is currently #17 on the Hot AC radio airplay charts.
This Is War has sold over 1 million albums and 1 million singles world-wide since its December, 2009 release and has been certified gold in ten different countries including the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and is platinum in Poland.
In addition to the Kerrang! Award wins, earlier this year, Thirty Seconds to Mars won their first MTV O Award as “Hurricane” picked up the Best NFSW Video at the awards inaugural ceremony in Las Vegas. They won their second MTV VMA award last November when they picked up the 2010 VMA for Best Rock Video for “Kings & Queens” and also won their fourth MTV EMA award in 2010 for Best Rock Band.
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