Rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars are on course to enter the Guinness World Records family this December when they perform their 300th show in support of their album 'This Is War'.

The band, who are fronted by Jared Leto, are due to hit the benchmark figure with their show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on December 7, confirming them as the new holders of the record for most shows performed during a single album cycle.

Jared revealed to MTV News that his band would be celebrating the accolade with a week of special shows.

Leto said of the award: "We have been on the road for an incredible and insane two years and thought what better way to celebrate the end of this phenomenal journey than with a week of special shows in New York City.

He continued: "We thought documenting this for posterity with Guinness World Records would be fun especially as we aren't any good at growing our fingernails very long or cultivating the world's largest squash".

Since the release of the album, the band have sold out scores of arenas around the world including London's O2, the first International Lollapalooza Festival in Santiago, Chile, and have played to an audience of over 100,000 people at Rock Am Park in Germany.