30 Seconds to Mars

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 31 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 31 July, 2011, 12:00am


30 Seconds to Mars
July 26, Kitec

From the moment they erupted onto the stage like a bolt of lightning, it was obvious that 30 Seconds to Mars' performance was going to be something special.

Dressed like a ninja, the band's lead singer, actor Jared Leto, leapt around the stage bellowing out each song more powerfully than the last. As visually striking as the spectacle was, the lighting could have left some sightless - but at least made the audience feel they were at a classic rock concert.

After a lot of running around and screaming into microphones, the highlight of the show came when Leto sat by himself under some spotlights and played Alibi, The Kill and Revenge on an acoustic guitar, proving to any naysayers that he has a voice worth listening to. However, the star of the show was Leto's brother, Shannon, the band's sensational drummer.

Adding to the spectacle, a massive cloud of large red balloons was released into the audience at one point, and copious amounts of confetti at another. Then there were the political and motivational messages projected onto a screen throughout the show.

During the endearing finale, Jared Leto brought about 100 die-hard fans onto the stage to sing and dance with him as he performed Kings and Queens. While the venue was nowhere near full, the band's impressive performance should ensure their next gig in Hong Kong will be a much busier night.