Jared Leto is known for his thrill seeking which we saw first hand this summer as he leapt off the top of stages at festivals across America. Leto took it a step further this week when he became the first person to legally climb to the top of the Empire State Building in New York City in a dangerous stunt to his band’s new tour.
The Empire State Building is a 102-story NYC iconic landmark that was built from 1930 to 1931. It was the world’s tallest building until the first tower of the World Trade Center was built in 1970. The building is located in Midtown South on the west side of Fifth Avenus between West 33rd and 34th Streets.
Leto’s climb began on the 86th floor and concluded on the 104th floor, a scary 1,300 feet off the ground.
The actor and singer did the stunt to announce that his band, 30 Seconds to Mars, is embarking on a World Tour in 2024.
The “2024 Seasons” tour will take an extensive run across Latin America, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, marking the group’s first headline tour in over five years.
“The building is a testament of all the things that can be done in the world if we put our minds to it, which is largely the inspiration behind our most recent album, It’s The End Of The World But It’s A Beautiful Day,” Leto, the frontman for Thirty Seconds to Mars, said in a statement.
Leto is an avid climber, but this was a major feat.
“I made it. I’m alive. I made it to the top, and I was just saying, I saw my mother in the window of the 80th floor, that was a nice surprise,” Leto told the “Today” show. “My mom came to visit.”
In his Instagram post to mark the occasion Leto said, “I’ve had a fascination with the Empire State Building, the ‘world’s number one attraction,’ since I was a kid,” he elaborated on Instagram. “Not sure if it was Guinness world records, King Kong, but something about this iconic structure always captured my imagination. Built in just 13 short months, in one of the greatest cities in the world it has always been a powerful symbol to me of all the possibilities in life.”
“In a lot of ways, this album is about following your dreams and pushing yourself to do the seemingly impossible. Climbing the Empire State Building certainly falls into that category for me.”
Bravo and and we can’t wait to see what daredevil stunts the band has in store for the tour next year!