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30 Seconds to Mars Set A Guinness World Record
By KRISTA WICK
December 08, 2011
While some may ask why 30 Seconds to Mars is still on tour for an album released two years ago (This is War), it seems there was indeed some reason to the madness- -The band just set a world record for the longest running tour.
Last night in NYC, Jared Leto, Tomo Milicevic and Shannon Leto played their 300th show at the Hammerstein Ballroom, officially securing a place in the Guinness books for playing the most shows during a single album cycle.
Apparently Jared was the mastermind behind the scheme, telling MTV News it was all his idea. "People started to ask us, with an incredulous look, What the f--- is wrong with you? or they would kind of look at us and be like, 'You guys are still on tour?' And it started to seep in that maybe this was a little bit crazy. And then I remember as a kid, I was a big fan of the Guinness Book of World Records ... so I just started thinking, Maybe we should take a shot at it. "
Mars will play two more shows this week in New York and the proceeds of their very last will be donated to Haiti.