Jared Leto Talks About 30 Seconds to Mars' Recent Performance in Ukraine
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.15.2014
There was no way they'd cancel their gig in the turbulent country...
Speaking to ABC, Jared Leto said there was no way his band 30 Second to Mars was going to pull out of its gig in Ukraine, despite the country's recent political turmoil and turbulence.
The band was playing at Kiev's Sports Palace last Wednesday (March 12), when Leto spoke out in support of protesters who came out to voice their opposition to then-president Viktor Yaunkovich. Leto stated, "I know it may be difficult but there's no price too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." He added, "I understand other bands have cancelled their shows, but there was no fucking way, no fucking way, 30 Seconds To Mars wasn't going to be here in this beautiful city, in this great country here tonight."
The following day after the performance, Leto visited the Euromaidan camp on Independence square in the city, and he visited a memorial to those who died in clashes with police last month.