Bands On Film: Grateful Dead, Thirty Seconds To Mars

The Grateful Dead returns to more than 450 U.S. movie theatres with the annual Meet-Up event, a one-night cinema event Aug. 1  featuring the Dead’s previously unreleased 1989 concert from RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

The Grateful Dead
Jay Blakesberg / Invision for the Grateful Dead / AP Images
– The Grateful Dead
“Fare Thee Well – Celebrating 50 Years Of The Grateful Dead,” Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.

Tickets are available at, which includes a list of the participating movie theatres.

The seventh-annual Meet-Up, this year’s date coincides with what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday.

Dead and Company just wrapped up a U.S. outdoor run, with July 1 at Wrigley Field being the band’s final date of the tour.

A Day In The Life

Jared Leto of Thirty Seconds To Mars
John Davisson
– Jared Leto of Thirty Seconds To Mars
X102.9 Presents The Big Ticket, Metropolitan Park, Jacksonville, Fla.

Director/frontman Jared Leto and Thirty Seconds To Mars announced “A Day In The Life Of America,” a filmed portrait that will capture 24 hours in the life of the United States of American on the country’s independence day, July 4.

Thirty Seconds To Mars will have film crews in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, but the band is also inviting fans, fillmakers and anyone else to submit footage shot that day.

“It’s an incredibly important time in our country and we are excited for people to film what they feel is important, beautiful, challenging or inspiring,” Leto wrote in the announcement. “The birth of a child, the end of a life, the sunset, the sunrise, politicians, immigrants, a sky diver, a firefighter, heroes and villains, and every race, color and creed that make up the fabric of our nation.”

Submissions can be posted to social media with the #ADayInTheLifeOfAmerica hashtag.

It is unclear what Leto and the band intend to actually do with the footage, so stay tuned!

Click here to see the band’s upcoming tour dates.