Earlier this week, 30 Seconds To Mars teased fans with news of a big announcement coming soon, and today (October 29), the band, led by Jared Leto (who will play The Joker in DC Comics' upcoming Suicide Squad movie), has revealed that their Camp Mars event will return in 2016.
According to NME, the "three-day camping experience" will again take place in Malibu, California the weekend of August 12. The second annual Camp Mars will feature a lot of the same activities as the previous even, from "hiking, climbing, yoga, cooking classes, raising the flag and camp fire sing-a-longs."
More details are sure to follow in the coming months via the event's website. Tickets, however, will be made available starting November 4.
To get an idea of some of the special surprises you may witness at next year's camp, watch this clip of Jared Leto performing "The Believer (Some Other Son)," an unreleased song at this year's Camp Mars event, which took place from August 22-24.
Aside from August's camp appearance, the band has mostly remained off of the road while Leto fills some very big shoes as The Joker. Yes, he did indeed have to die his illustrious hair green. The last actor to play The Joker, Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, had committed suicide following his completion of the role. Many have speculated that the character can really mess with an actor's head. With Will Smith recently proclaiming that Leto was "all in" as his character, should this be cause for concern?
Before the project began, Leto spoke to MTV News about his hesitation for the project and desire to proceed only if it was "special." "I'm not really in a hurry to jump into another film unless it's something that I absolutely can't say no to," he stated. "I want to make sure it's special because the previous experiences were really, really special and fortunately I have music and other things in my life to keep me really busy."
The band's latest studio album, 2013's Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams has debuted at number 6 on the Billboard 200 that year. It is out now via Virgin records.