In the case of Houston we have to question the sanity of the Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, who in 2013 named March 18th this year as '30 Seconds to Mars Day' when the release of the single Up In The Air from album Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams was released on radio, and bizarrely played on the International Space Station...
But then again Jared Leto has always had a propensity to the dramatic.
The band he formed with his brother Shannon has veered from progressive rock through to emo and even 'concept' albums, but always with a wish to deliver epic tracks and visuals.
Of course, Leto is an actor and director as well as frontman for the band.
Which means that when 30 Seconds to Mars play in Belfast's Odyssey Arena this Tuesday, 26th November we should expect a dramatic performance for their Northern Ireland début.
Let's put it this way, at this MCD promoted event there could be performers other than the band...
Also tracks like Conquistador, Do or Die, City of Angels and the aforementioned Up in the Air are all sure to feature, which means that whether you like earlier 30 Seconds to Mars material, newer releases or are just fascinated to see what this Hollywood star can bring to a Belfast stage it's worth the trip.
Support comes from You Me At Six and tickets are still available.