Jared Leto makes cross-country trek in 'Mars Across America' promotional journey
'Mars Across America' tour
Thirty Seconds to Mars released their first studio album in five years, America, on April 6 and frontman Jared Leto has been traveling across the country to promote the release of the album, which he says the band created to “explore the good, bad, and the ugly” of the country. Leto kicked off the tour on April 2 and hitchhiked, ran, and cycled across the U.S. over the course of five days as part of the album’s continued exploration of what "America" means — something the band also explored with last year’s July 4th compilation of videos titled A Day in the Life of America.
Ahead, see photos from Leto's cross-country trip.
Jared Leto launches 'Mars Across America' on The Tonight Show
Leto kicked off the tour on The Tonight Show strolling onto the set in a giant backpack and saying he was lost before host Jimmy Fallon directed him to the street six floors below to begin his journey across America. "What a better way to celebrate America than to kind of travel around and ask people about their lives?” the Oscar winner and musician told Fallon.
Catching a ride with A$AP Rocky
A$AP Rocky, who collaborated with Thirty Seconds to Mars on America song “One Track Mind,” pulled up in a mini-van to offer Leto his first ride as part of The Tonight Show kick-off segment.
Penn Station Performance
As part of the New York City day 1 festivities, Leto performed for fans in Penn Station alongside a gospel choir, singing America’s hit single “Walk on Water.”
Jared Leto greets fans
The singer took the time to greet fans following a performance in New York City’s Penn Station.
Leto meets fans at The Garden
After greeting fans following the Penn Station performance, he did the same outside of New York City’s legendary concert venue — Madison Square Garden.
Leto hitchhikes across America
Leto used a variety of methods to make his way across the country in five days, including his fair share of hitchhiking.
I wanna rock and roll all night!
Jared Leto visits the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio on day 2 of the tour and encounters a KISS pinball machine.
"Walk on Water"
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame presents Leto with a special framed commemoration on the success of his hit single “Walk on Water."
A Leto listening party
When he got to Chicago, Leto hosted a listening party for fans at the famous city landmark, Willis Tower.
At the top of the world
Leto stands on the observation deck at Chicago’s Willis Tower Skydeck with a bird’s-eye view of the city.
Go Speed Racer!
As part of his visit to Fort Worth, Tex., Leto joined NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Tyler Reddick of JR Motorsports for a spin on the Texas Motor Speedway.
Leto got caught up in the exhaust fumes when he visited the Texas Motor Speedway on day 3 of his cross-country tour.
A need for speed...
Leto takes a spin around the Texas Motor Speedway in a Thirty Seconds to Mars’ America-branded race car.
Behind the wheel
Leto takes a turn inside the car at the Texas Motor Speedway.
The Western Frontier
On day 4 of his cross-country trip, Leto took in some of the nation’s natural beauty, making a stop at Arizona’s Canyon de Chelly National Monument.
The Spirit of the West
Leto may have won an Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, but he left the cowboy hats to costar Matthew McConaughey. On this cross-country tour, he picked up some Western threads of his own.
Singing under the stars
Leto concluded the fourth day of this trip singing to a group of fans under the stars at Sedona’s Enchantment Resort in Arizona.
Hooray for Hollywood!
Leto performs for fans on Sunset Blvd. on the fifth and final day of his cross-country trip in Los Angeles.
Down on the Sunset Strip
Leto rides down the famous Sunset Strip in Los Angeles atop a double decker bus with a gospel choir.
The sun sets on Leto's five-day tour
Leto concludes his tour under a billboard advertising America on the Sunset Strip.
What does America mean?
The advertising for America consists of various lists defining that word — several billboards displaying the lists line the Sunset Strip.
Welcome to the Museum of America!
Leto visits Thirty Seconds to Mars’ pop-up museum, “The Museum of America,” in Los Angeles on the final day of his trip.
Paint it pink
Leto paints a peace sign at the pop-up ‘Museum of America’ in Los Angeles.
Museum of America
Jared and his older brother Shannon (also the Thirty Seconds to Mars’ drummer) strike a pose at the ‘Museum of America’ pop-up in Los Angeles, Calif.