Thirty Seconds To Mars acclaimed album â€˜This Is Warâ€™ has been certified Gold by the RIAA, giving the band even more reason to celebrate during their Mars 300 shows next month in NYC which will commemorate their Guinness Book Of World Record breaking 300th show played during a single album cycle. â€˜This Is Warâ€™ which was proclaimed â€œan artistic triumphâ€ by Alternative Press Magazine and â€œepic rock at is most affectingâ€ by Billboard was released on December 9th, 2009 and has since sold over 1.5 million albums and 1 million singles around the world. It is certified Platinum in three countries including the UK, Germany and Poland and has achieved Gold status in seven countries including Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and now in the U.S.
As previously announced, the band will celebrate their 300th show at Hammerstein Ballroom on Dec. 7th. They added an additional show on Dec. 6th after tickets sold-out in minutes. Fans now have another opportunity to celebrate Mars 300 as Thirty Seconds To Mars will play a very special acoustic Church of Mars show at Saint Peterâ€™s Church on Dec. 8th with guests Vitamin String Quartet. Tickets for the Dec. 8th show are on sale now. Details on the weekâ€™s activities will be announced through the bandâ€™s website and social networks. The week celebration which has been dubbed Mars 300, promises to be a memorable occasion for both Thirty Seconds To Mars and their loyal legion of fans, The Echelon. Since the release of â€˜This Is Warâ€™ two years ago, Thirty Seconds To Mars have circled the globe multiple times, and will play over 300 shows in almost 60 countries in 6 continents.
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Thirty Seconds To Mars have continued to reach new heights since the release of â€˜This Is War.â€™ The album spawned consecutive #1 singles with â€œKings & Queensâ€ and â€œThis Is Warâ€ and a top 10 single with â€œCloser To The Edge.â€ Earlier this month, they picked up their 5th and 6th EMA awards, winning Best Alternative and Best World Stage at the MTV EMAâ€™s in Belfast, Ireland. In 2010 they won their second MTV VMA when they won Best Rock Video for â€œKings & Queensâ€ and won Best International Band at the 2010 and 2011 Kerrang! Awards, giving them a total of 7 career Kerrang! Award wins.
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