Jared Leto from US rock band 30 Seconds to Mars is promising fans a crazy night tomorrow when they play in Auckland.
"It's going to be pretty crazy. I would expect a lot of insanity, a lot of interactivity, a pretty, big, big show." Leto told stuff.co.nz.
The band play the Logan Campbell Centre in Auckland on August 3.
"It's a chance to really let go and have a sense of abandon and to really just forget about everything and live in that moment and celebrate with the audience night after night."
When Leto talks with stuff.co.nz on the phone from America he's recovering from a particularly raucous concert in Phoenix, Arizona.
"They ripped the shirt off my back! I got a couple of scrapes and bruises too: it was a pretty crazy show."
But Leto says it's all in the line of duty.
"It happens; I love it!"
The band has been touring for the best part of this year promoting their latest album This is War.
"It's a really interactive record and you get a sense of that live, for people who are coming to the show it's going to be unforgettable."
Right now the band is focused on New Zealand.
"I'm so excited about it, I've heard about it for years I have friends in New Zealand and seen photos and it looks like my type of place." leto says.
The band hopes to explore a little of what New Zealand has to offer on their day off. Then it will be back on the road.
"We're just going to be touring, touring, touring."
In between their hectic touring schedule the band has also been filming videos for Closer to The Edge and new single This is War.
The band made history in 2006 when they became the first US band to shoot an entire music video in China.
Leto says filming the martial arts-themed From Yesterday in Beijing's Forbidden City was 'mind blowing'.
"I've always been fascinated with the Forbidden City and to go over there and shoot this period piece was pretty cool."
"At one point I think we had a thousand extras. We had 60-100 people on horseback and it was massive. It felt like we were making a giant film." Leto says.
"I've always been interested in Asian culture and something about the song just inspired me."
Despite winning international acclaim for both their songs and videos, Leto says he avoids reading reviews about the band.
"I don't really focus on that so much - I go through enough criticism from myself when I'm making records."
He says that at the end of the day it's all about the fans.
"It's really about the people who listen to the records."
30 Seconds to Mars play Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland, August 3.