Thirty Seconds To Mars have parted ways with guitarist Tomo Miličević.

Miličević shared the news on Twitter, saying “this is the best thing for me in my life and for the band.”

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The musician wrote a long heartfelt note, explaining he decided to leave the band and thanking fans and bandmates Shannon and Jared Leto for the memories.

“The years that I have been privileged enough to spend with all of you will live inside of my heart and mind as some of the most amazing memories I’ll ever had,”  the former Thirty Seconds to Mars guitarist shared.

“I want to say thank you to Jared and Shannon for allowing me the privilege to be a small part of their dream and to have been able to share the stage with them for so long,” he continued. “I’ll cherish the moments we had together and I’ll have love in my heard every time I think of those days until I draw my final breath.”

Miličević also addressed the fans directly, asking them not to be sad and angry over his decision.

“This is a good thing and will be good for everyone,” the guitarist wrote. “Remember something very important, this band brought all of us together, me included.”

Read the statement in full below:

Thirty Seconds To Mars are currently on tour in North America and will release a music video for their upcoming single “Rescue Me” tomorrow.

The video will be out 8 a.m. ET (5 a.m. PT).

Check out the teaser for “Rescue Me” and the band’s upcoming tour dates below:

Dates:
06/12 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
06/13 – Burgettstown, PA @ Keybank Pavilion
06/15 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Pavilion at Notherly Island
06/16 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
06/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion
06/19 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire
06/20 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
06/21 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
06/23 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Machaca Festival
06/26 – Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
06/27 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
06/29 – Miami (West Palm Beach), FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
06/30 – Tampa (St. Petesburg), FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/01 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
07/03 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Moutain Amphitheatre
07/06 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
07/07 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre
07/08 – Rogers, AR @ The Walmart Amp
07/09 – St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/11 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
07/12 – Oklahoma City @ The Zoo Amphitheatre
07/14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Amphitheatre
07/15 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
07/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
07/21 – San Diego, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
07/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/11 – Malibu, CA @ Camp Mars Music Festival 2018
08/12 – Malibu, CA @ Camp Mars Music Festival 2018

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