MEXICO CITY, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV Latin America announced today that rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars, are set to perform at MTV World Stage Mexico. The international event will also include performances by rock icons The Smashing Pumpkins. The show will be taped on August 26th at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City and will air Friday, September 24th on MTV Latin America during Mexico's month-long Bicentennial celebration. The show will also air on more than 64 MTV channels in over 155 territories around the globe, date to be confirmed. Additional performers and show details will be announced shortly.
"We're very excited to have Thirty Seconds to Mars join us for MTV World Stage Mexico," commented Marc Zimet, Vice President Music Programming and Talent Relations, MTV Networks and Tr3s. "Having witnessed firsthand how audiences in Mexico, and all over the world, respond to their music is a testament to why they are the perfect band to celebrate this special moment in history with us."
Founded in 1998, Thirty Seconds to Mars reached mainstream fame with their 2002 self-titled album. Their international breakthrough release, A Beautiful Lie (2005) reached multi-platinum status around the world and spawned the hit singles "The Kill", "From Yesterday" and the title track. Their latest release, This is War (2009) features such hits as "Kings and Queens", "This is War", and "Closer to the Edge". Currently, Thirty Seconds to Mars is preparing for a Latin American tour, scheduled for fall 2010.
Band members include Jared Leto (guitar and vocals), Shannon Leto (drums) and Tomo Milicevic (guitar). The band has been nominated for various MTV awards around the world, including a win for "Best International Rock Band" at the 2007 Los Premios MTV. That same year, the band took home a Moonman for "MTV2 Video of the Year" at the MTV VMAs and two MTV Australia VMAs, as well as the "Rock Out" award at the 2007 MTV EMAs.
MTV World Stage invites viewers to some of the world's most exclusive concerts performed in unique locations around the world. Whether in Athens, Rome, London, Brazil, Mexico, Kula Lampur or Tokyo, every Friday night is "live music night" on MTV as fans in 155 countries are transported to front row seats somewhere in the world to experience their favorite recording artists. Since launching in 2009, the high definition series has featured dozens of international recording artists including Shakira, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Black Eyed Peas, Green Day, Gorillaz, Muse and Arctic Monkeys, among others.
MTV Networks Latin America, US Hispanic & Canada, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), owns and operates the company's portfolio of entertainment brands which include MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon and their respective properties in Spanish speaking Latin America as well as Viacom Networks Brazil. Additionally, the portfolio includes Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas in the US, which targets a broad US Hispanic audience, and MTV Networks International's programming partnerships in Canada with Corus Entertainment for Nickelodeon and CTV Globe Media for MTV, Comedy Central and VH1. The company's emerging multiplatform businesses include MTVNHD and Red Viacom in Latin America as well as VH1HD in Brazil. MTV Networks Latin America, US Hispanic and Canada also serve the growing number of digitally connected consumers via its websites: www.MTVla.com, www.Mundonick.com, www.Vh1la.com, www.Vh1Brasil.com.br, www.mtvtres.com, www.mtv.ca and www.nickcanada.com as well as through its broadband and community sites: www.mtvrevolution.com, www.mundonick.com/nickturbo and www.lazona.com.
SOURCE MTV Networks Latin America