Jared Leto Climbs the Empire State Building: ‘It Was a Lot Harder Than I Thought It Would Be’

Leto made the climb to announce Thirty Seconds to Mars’ Seasons world tour

<p>Renan Ozturk</p> Jared Leto

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Jared Leto

Jared Leto was certainly "Closer to the Edge" than ever before.

On Thursday morning, the rocker, 51, climbed the Empire State Building to announce the launch of Thirty Seconds to Mars' 2024 Seasons world tour in support of the band's latest record It’s The End Of The World But It’s A Beautiful Day.

“The building is a testament of all the things that can be done in the world if we put our minds to it,” said Leto in a press release, “which is largely the inspiration behind our most recent album, ‘It’s The End Of The World But It’s A Beautiful Day.’”

In photos obtained by PEOPLE, Leto can be seen sporting a red jumpsuit and scaling the monumental skyscraper.

<p>Renan Ozturk</p> Jared Leto climbing the Empire State Building

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Jared Leto climbing the Empire State Building

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The "Hurricane" musician appeared on Today to discuss the stunt.

"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 said. "My mom came to visit."

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Leto added that the experience was "incredible" but "challenging," showing off a cut and his bloody fingers.

"We just put an album out called It’s the End of the World But It’s a Beautiful Day. So it was in celebration of the tour and, you know, doing those things that you aspire to do," he said.

<p>Renan Ozturk</p> Jared Leto climbing the Empire State Building.

Renan Ozturk

Jared Leto climbing the Empire State Building.

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After this week's adventure, Leto hopes to do some more climbing — but elsewhere.

"I spend a lot of time in Yosemite, so that’s a special place. And there are a lot of things I want to do there. But I do like to limb buildings in cities, that’s a really fun thing to do," he said.

The Seasons tour kicks off on March 15 at Lollapalooza in Buenos Aires, making stops in Copenhagen, Paris and Madrid and wrapping Sept. 19 in Auckland, New Zealand.

<p>Renan Ozturk</p> Jared Leto climbing the Empire State Building

Renan Ozturk

Jared Leto climbing the Empire State Building

AFI, Poppy and KennyHoopla will support Thirty Seconds To Mars throughout their throughout their tour dates.

A ticket pre-sale for North American tour dates starts on Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. local time with the general public on-sale slated for Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. local time. Fans can use the password ‘SEASONS’ to access the pre-sale.

Tickets for U.K. and European shows will go on sale Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. local time. The Australian and New Zealand concert sales will begin Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. local time, with pre-sales starting on Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. local time.

ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty 30 Seconds To Mars
ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty 30 Seconds To Mars

See the full list of tour dates below.

March 15 – 17 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Lollapalooza
March 15 – 17 – Santiago, Chile @ Lollapalooza
March 21 – 24 – Bogotá, Colombia @ Estéreo Picnic
March 22 – 24 – Sāo Paulo, Brasil @ Lollapalooza
March 30 – Mexico, Monterrey @ Tecate Pa’l Norte Festival
April 16 – Glasgow, UK @ OVO Hydro
April 17 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
April 19 – Manchester, UK @ AO Arena
April 20 – Birmingham, UK @ Utilita Arena
April 22 – Cardiff, UK @ Utilita Arena
April 23 – London, UK @ The O2
April 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
April 26 – Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
April 27 – Hannover, Germany @ ZAG Arena
April 29 – Cologne, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
May 1 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Hovet
May 2 – Oslo, Norway @ Spektrum
May 4 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Forum Black Box
May 9 – Krakow, Poland @ Tauron Arena
May 10 – Bratislava, Slovakia @ O'Nepela Arena
May 12 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclays Arena
May 13 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 15 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Sportovni Hala Fortuna
May 16 – Budapest, Hungary @ MVM Dome
May 18 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
May 19 – Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
May 21 – Paris, France @ Accor Arena
May 22 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
May 24 – Bologna, Italy @ Unipol Arena
May 25 – Turin, Italy @ Pala Alpitour Arena
May 27 – Madrid, Spain @ WiZink Center
May 29 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Altice Arena
May - 1 June – Galicia, Spain @ O Son do Camiño
July 26 – Auburn, Wash. @ White River Amphitheatre*
July 27 – Ridgefield, Wash. @ RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater*
July 30 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amphitheatre*
July 31 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
Aug. 02 – Maryland Heights, Mo. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater*
Aug. 03 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ascend Amphitheater*
Aug. 06 – Clarkston, Mich. @ Pine Knob Music Theatre*
Aug. 07 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center*
Aug. 09 – Noblesville, Ind. @ Ruoff Music Center*
Aug. 10 – Chicago, Ill. @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island*
Aug. 12 – Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage*
Aug. 14 – Camden, N.J. @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion*
Aug. 15 – Columbia, Md. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion*
Aug. 17 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Barclays Center*
Aug. 18 – Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center*
Aug. 20 – Charlotte, N.C. @ PNC Music Pavilion*
Aug. 21 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Lakewood Amphitheatre*
Aug. 23 – West Palm Beach, Fla. @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre*
Aug. 24 – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*
Aug. 27 – Dallas, Texas @ Dos Equis Pavilion*
Aug. 29 – Houston, Texas @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
Aug. 30 – Austin, Texas @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater*
Sept. 01 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre*
Sept. 04 – Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre*
Sept. 12 – Melbourne, AUS @ Rod Laver Arena
Sept. 14 – Sydney, AUS @ Qudos Bank Arena
Sept. 17 – Brisbane, AUS @ Riverstage
Sept. 19 – Auckland, NZ @ Spark Arena

*Featuring AFI and support from Poppy and KennyHoopla

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