March 15, 2014


Jared Leto: "No F*cking Way" Band Would Cancel Shows in Ukraine

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David Wolff-Patrick/Redferns via Getty Images

During his poignant and articulate Oscar win speech for Dallas Buyers Club30 Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto extended well wishes to protesters in conflict-ridden countries such as Venezuela and the Ukraine. So it doesn't come as a surprise that 30 Seconds To Mars continued with their scheduled tour of Kiev during the country's turbulent times. Leto and his bandmates played two concerts in the Ukraine and told the crowd that there was "no f*cking way" 30 Seconds To Mars would have pulled out of their tour dates, ABC reports. 

"I know it may be difficult but there's no price too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself," Leto said to the crowd on Wednesday at Kiev's Sports Palace. "I understand other bands have cancelled their shows, but there was no f*cking way, no f*cking way, 30 Seconds To Mars wasn't going to be here in this beautiful city, in this great country here tonight," he continued.

The Los Angeles band will next head to Russia, which, incidentally, aired an edited version of the Oscars that didn't contain Leto's pro-Ukrainian comments.