See Jared Leto complete the first-ever climb of the iconic Empire State Building

Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto just became the first person ever to legally climb up the Empire State Building – check out photos and video footage now.

See Jared Leto complete the first-ever climb of the iconic Empire State Building
Kerrang! staff
Empire State Realty Trust

To celebrate the launch of Thirty Seconds To Mars’ 2024 tour, Jared Leto just casually decided to make history and climb the Empire State Building.

The 30STM frontman completed the first-ever climb of the iconic New York landmark, having been “fascinated” by it since he was a kid. “The building is a testament of all the things that can be done in the world if we put our minds to it,” Jared explains, “which is largely the inspiration behind our most recent album, It’s The End Of The World But It’s A Beautiful Day.”

Check out footage of the epic achievement below.

And swipe across to see photos.

Clearly a big fan of scrambling up stuff, earlier this year Jared climbed the outside of a five-star Berlin hotel (for no apparent reason), while back in 2020 he was hanging out with fellow climbing dude Alex Honnold at Red Rock and “nearly died” after taking a fall.

Catch Thirty Seconds To Mars live at the following dates next year:

March 2024

15 – 17 Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lollapalooza
15 – 17 Santiago, Chile, Lollapalooza
21 – 24 Bogotá, Colombia, Estéreo Picnic
22 – 24 Sāo Paulo, Brasil, Lollapalooza
30 Mexico, Monterrey, Tecate Pa’l Norte Festival

April 2024

16 Glasgow, UK, OVO Hydro
17 Nottingham, UK, Motorpoint Arena
19 Manchester, UK, AO Arena
20 Birmingham, UK, Utilita Arena
22 Cardiff, UK, Utilita Arena
23 London, UK, The O2
25 Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
26 Brussels, Belgium, Forest National
27 Hannover, Germany, ZAG Arena
29 Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena

May 2024

1 Stockholm, Sweden, Hovet
2 Oslo, Norway, Spektrum
4 Copenhagen, Denmark, Forum Black Box
9 Krakow, Poland, Tauron Arena
10 Bratislava, Slovakia, O'Nepela Arena
12 Hamburg, Germany, Barclays Arena
13 Berlin, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Arena
15 Prague, Czech Republic, Sportovni Hala Fortuna
16 Budapest, Hungary, MVM Dome
18 Vienna, Austria, Stadthalle
19 Munich, Germany, Olympiahalle
21 Paris, France, Accor Arena
22 Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
24 Bologna, Italy, Unipol Arena
25 Turin, Italy, Pala Alpitour Arena
27 Madrid, Spain, WiZink Center
29 Lisbon, Portugal, Altice Arena
30 May – 1 June Galicia, Spain, O Son do Camiño

July 2024

26 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
27 Ridgefield, WA RV, Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
30 Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre
31 Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre

August 2024

2 Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
3 Nashville, TN, Ascend Amphitheater
6 Clarkston, MI, Pine Knob Music Theatre
7 Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
9 Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Music Center
10 Chicago, IL, Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
12 Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage
14 Camden, NJ, Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
15 Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
17 Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
18 Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
20 Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
21 Atlanta, GA, Lakewood Amphitheatre
23 West Palm Beach, FL, iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
24 Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
27 Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion
29 Houston, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
30 Austin, TX, Germania Insurance Amphitheater

September 2024

1 Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
4 Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
12 Melbourne, AUS, Rod Laver Arena
14 Sydney, AUS, Qudos Bank Arena
17 Brisbane, AUS, Riverstage
19 Auckland, NZ, Spark Arena

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