30 Seconds To Mars - Reading Festival 2011 review
'If it's a farewell show, it's an impressive and almost salvaging finale'
Photographer:Al De Perez
Matt Miles - 26 August 2011
Jared Leto and 30 Seconds To Mars take to the stage with an effortless charisma and presence, one afforded only to a band with an ex-actor turned rock star at the helm.
It may well be a farewell performance of sorts too, the crowd eagerly awaiting the American group with reports rife that this may be their last show in the British Isles for some time.
They don’t disappoint either, easing through their cannon of anthemic stadium rock hits, built for moments like these. They do fall flat on some, the almost karaoke feel to 'Night Of The Hunter' with muted vocals and skipped high notes. They finish big though bringing scores of fans onstage to help sing 'Kings And Queens' in an impressive and almost salvaging finale.
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What you said:
: "Very disappointed in 30s2Mars. Jared's mike didn't pick up crowd singing so most of time sounded like a backing track. left halfway thru went to watch White Lies instead. I'm a fan of 30s2Mars but this was all show and no substance".
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