Further 30 Seconds to Mars delay

After American rockers 30 Seconds To Mars postponed their South African concerts from June until November, many of us thought that the 163 day delay was quite enough.

Apparently not.

Computicket – specifically “Racine Jardine | Cancelled Events” (shame – how rubbish must her job be? Why not just promote her to ‘Harbinger of Shattered Dreams’?) – have been in touch with more distressing news for 30STM fans:

Good Day Valued Patron

Please be advised that “30 Seconds To Mars” taking place at the Grand Arena Grand West  on 23/11/2014 will now be at 19:30 and NO LONGER at 19:00.

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at 0861 915 8000.

[cue gasps of horror from those assembled]
[at least, from those who assembled at 19:00]

Yes. You read correctly. There will be another 30 minute delay (on top of the 234,720 minutes we’ve already had to wait) until we get so see Jared et al. on stage in Cape Town. And that half hour was deemed worth an email and an SMS to each and every ticket holder.

Well, thanks for telling us, but I’ve yet to see a band appear on stage at their appointed time anyway, so now I’m expecting them to turn up at 8ish. In the meantime, I guess I’ll just have to grab another couple of pre-performance beers.

How many seconds to Mars?

Today is the day that was meant to be the day that 30 Seconds To Mars were due to play Grand West Arena and we were meant to be there. However, as few weeks ago, as we mentioned here, they postponed their visit until November.

I’ve been doing some rudimentary calculations and I reckon that the time between tonight and their actual appearance is 13,996,800 seconds. So basically, that’s 14 million seconds until 30 Seconds To Mars.
That’s a lot of seconds and so in the meantime, here’s a little something to keep you going:

The irony of all these numbers is that Google gives the average time for an actual journey to Mars as 115 days, and that’s just 9,936,000 seconds. So yes, you could get all the way to Mars and about halfway back as well in the time that it’s going to take Jared et al. to come to see us in Cape Town.

I know that we’re right on the bottom corner of a continent and all that, but really, we’re not that difficult to get to, are we?

30 Seconds To Mars Postpone SA Tour

Incoming from Computicket:

30 Seconds To Mars @ Grand Arena, Grand West is POSTPONED to 23/11/14 @20:00
USE SAME tickets for NEW DATE or REFUND @ Computicket till 23/10.
Info: 08619158000

More as we get it…

News24 reports that it is because of a “private medical issue”.

There’s nothing on the band’s page about this yet. The Cape Town concert was to be the opening of a 69 concert tour, taking in Europe, North and South America. That tour was due to end on October 24th. It’s not yet clear how many of these concerts will be postponed as well.