Jared Leto is hitchhiking across the US to promote his new album


I saw a tweet as I was scrolling yesterday and it said something like, “Good news! Maybe you can meet Jared Leto as he hitchhikes across America.” And all I could think was, Wait, I’m not sure I want to meet Jared Leto. Guess I’ll have to stay off the roads for a while because apparently, he’s coming, US folks.

Jared Leto is going on a cross-country trip.

The 46-year-old actor announced he’s hitchhiking across America in honor of his band Thirty Seconds to Mars releasing its new album: America.

“Yeah, it’s a pretty adventure,” the Oscar winner said on Monday’s episode of On Air With Ryan Seacrest. “I’m going to hitchhike among other things across the country from New York City to Los Angeles. I’m going to jump on a donkey in a Grand Canyon or take a hot air balloon.”

[From E!]

So, it’s a promotional stunt for his album, which is out April 6. I guess that makes this stunt more interesting. There are other members of Thirty Seconds to Mars, including Jared’s brother Shannon, but so far, it sounds like only Jared will make the whole trip. His first stop was at The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where he claimed to be “lost” and then hitched a ride with A$AP Rocky who was conveniently parked in front of 30 Rockefeller. If it was guaranteed safe, hitchhiking would be a great way to see America. Not only the scenery but meeting so many different people and getting their stories. That said, I think we know it’s almost always not safe for the not-Jared Letos of the world so kids, don’t try this at home.

Jared is giving impromptu performances along the way that are being posted to social media. Again, as album promotion goes, this is a clever concept. He joined a gospel choir at Penn Station in New York:

Since I suspect there aren’t roving choirs who just happen to know the new music off the latest TStM album, clearly this was planned. Which begs the question, how much of his trip is planned? He stopped by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and announced plans to go to Chicago to see the Skydeck. He mentioned riding a donkey in the Grand Canyon. He also said he’s going to make this trip in a week. Between all the scheduled stops and the aggressive timeframe, I can’t see much actual hitchhiking going on.

Jared told Ryan Seacrest that he used to hitchhike a lot as a kid, so I’m sure he knows all he needs to. But if he’s forgotten anything, he can always call Shia LaBoeuf, who already tried this shtick.


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  1. me says:

    Who is crazy enough to pick up a hitch hiker? Especially now a days. Also, it’s dangerous for the hitch hiker as well.

    • Eliza says:

      I hope a cop does because it’s illegal to hitchhike.

      • crictorrun says:

        That is incorrect. In the US, the only states its illegal to hitchhike in are New York, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Wyoming, and Arizona. And other than that, you just can’t be on the highways or freeways. If you’re standing on the right side of a “No Hitchhiking Permitted” sign, you’re all good – probably are still going to catch a bunch of shit – but not doing anything illegal.

  2. savu says:

    I came here to say damn years after Shia! And Shia is insufferable.

  3. FLORC says:

    No. No, no, no, no.
    Ugh… he’s the worst. I’ve met him. Socially, personally, professionally. And he’s just horrible. Also, last I saw him was at a restaurant BooKoo in mill valley, ca and he was skeletal.
    He’s also dodged the #metoo issue with excellent pr. I’ll throw down over him.
    Yes. Fully biased.

    • Scotchy says:

      Agreed, I too have met him primarily professionally and he is insufferable not to mention a mediocre white dude singer that thinks he is better than he is..
      He is also a huge creep and I can’t believe ‘t hasn’t gone down yet. He has some seriously excellent pr

      Ugh gross…

    • heh says:

      wait. why is he horrible?
      whats the tea?

      • Saras says:

        Crazy/ drug addled/ alleged sex romps with Terry Richardson and models/ pompous ass. Pretty much common knowledge. P. R. Team will say he is a rock star/ movie star / handsome/ big wang and women just threw themselves at him! Lol boo

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I’ve heard about non-consensual strangulation during sex, but that was not from a vetted source (so take with tons of salt).

      • FLORC says:

        I was a coordinator for Bomb Fest when it venues in Durham CT. There was professional and he was a toolbag to sum it up. He played with his band.
        Another. Waking elliot was a band in ct that won the battle of the bands and opened for his band. I was very good friends with their lead singer and her then bf, now husband. I was a guest backstage with them. The worst I witnessed. Backstage he was cruel to fans. 1 had a photo of him from his soap opera days. He tore it up. Spit on it. Yelled at the fan for liking him for that. Same event. He threw his mic into the crowd and hit a girl. She bled from her cheek a bit and asked only for a selfie with him. He denied and offered no words to her.

        And theres wo many close to him that know he is uncle Terry level creep, but enable him because at and money.
        I’ll spill the tea all damn day over him with receipts. The man is bad.

        P.s. at bookoo he ran up a bar tab and ditched for his friends to pay. They appeared annoyed. He acted like the world was beneath him.
        Theres more, but it’s not my 1st hand experience and not mine to share. Let’s say if claims arise towards him I wouldn’t doubt it for a moment.

    • Domino says:

      Wow FLORC.

      Someone on here said they and a friend told him they were 13 or 15, but after hearing their ages were underage, that made Leto try even harder to get them to go back to his hotel room and drink and party with him and his friends. His PR would probably say, “It was joke!”

    • ladytron2000 says:

      I’d love to hear more about your personal/social/professional interactions! (I’ve already read/heard all the other stuff that’s out there.)

      • FLORC says:

        Yea I’ve heard that too and my personal opinion is hes sketchy af.

        I Through my exs family I was a paid volunteer for the Durham fair in ct and the land (whites farm) was a venue for concerts and festivals.
        I worked closely with artists and their agents.
        I have stories. Many great. Many awful. Many ring true to the saying to never meet your heros.
        Samples. Blake Shelton had all the food you’d ever want ready for him. What he asks.. baloney and cheese sandwich. It was hilarious and humble. Another. Kenny Roger’s had a request that the dining area hang a chandelier so the China and silverware he used would sparkle. He stayed in his RV and it didn’t matter.

        I’m a private person, but I’ll drop names, dates, etc wo my words carry because hes a predator.

    • jess1632 says:

      I met him after he came into the restaurant I work at. I cooked his food and all….hes entourage was annoying and rude af but he was rather nice…not to backtrack. He took pics w me and other coworkers..he went for drinks after w this dude from my work…there was a definite vibe going on with those two…he came back repeatedly to visit this guy after they initially hungout too idk

  4. Lala says:

    It’s SO PLANNED….but I LOVE IT! Love his music too…and his documentary “Artifact” was a magnificent deep dive into the music business…and his and his brother’s life as a musicians!

  5. Olive says:

    first reaction – john waters already exactly did this a few years ago, and it wasn’t a promotional stunt like jared leto’s doing. he just did it and i think we only found out when some people who picked him up shared it on twitter.

    he’s just stealing ideas from artists.


    • Krakken says:

      Hitchbot did it before Jared Leto. He did alright in Canada but didn’t make it thru jersey without getting his head chopped off. Best of luck.

  6. Madpoe says:

    I can just see me turning on the TV in the morning and hearing: “In tragic news this morning, actor and singer, Jared Leto, has been found murdered while hitchhiking across America”.

    perhaps followed by “a tragic incident that could’ve been avoided”.

  7. Jane says:

    I’m wondering why he is doing this and what has happened to the rest of the band. Shannon is not traveling with him, and Tomo has been MIA for the European leg of the Monolith Tour due to “Personal Reasons”. I am also concerned about Jared’s appearance. He does not look well at all. Lots of strange things going on here.

  8. ladytron2000 says:

    First he said he’d shave his beard off if their video got so many plays, then it was if the album went #1, now this.

    His stunting seems desperate & needy. If his group was truly as great as he thinks they are, he wouldn’t need stunts.

  9. Snazzy says:

    He is so gross. I just CAN’T with this guy