30 Seconds to Mars coming to the House of Blues in Orlando
Jared Leto and 30 Seconds to Mars are a big deal in these parts -- there was a stretch in 2005 and 2006 when the band played at least a half-dozen shows in Tampa Bay, including 97X Next Big Thing in 2006.
So it's mildly surprising that they didn't schedule a Tampa Bay date when announcing their spring headlining tour this week. They did, however, include a date in Orlando -- April 28 at the House of Blues, to be exact. Tickets go onsale this Saturday. Mute Math and Neon Trees will open the show. Tickets are $26.75; get details here.
30 Seconds to Mars isn't entirely our cup of tea, but we do think Leto is now officially a better musician than an actor. And we've seen him bring the house down live on multiple occasions. When 30 Seconds to Mars played 97X Next Big Thing in December, reviewer Rachel Lubitz wrote:
Of all the bands at Next Big Thing ... 30 Seconds to Mars knew best how to get the crowd going and how to make the most interactive show I’ve ever seen. Lead singer Jared Leto knows that he’s hot and there’s no denying it, because he had the soccer moms in front of me wiggling like 4-year-old girls.
Incidentally, how's this for a murderer's row of concerts at the House of Blues:
April 23: Porcupine Tree
April 24: Coheed and Cambria
April 25: Motion City Soundtrack
April 26: The Dead Weather
April 28: 30 Seconds to Mars
April 29: Band of Horses
April 30: Ben Harper and Relentless7
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*. Photo: Getty Images.