The music video premiered on June 9, 2010, on the band's YouTube account. The video was directed by Jared Leto as "Bartholomew Cubbins". The video contains concert footage from about 30 performances during their Into the Wild Tour, which commenced on February 19, 2010, and ran till December 18, 2010. The six-minute-long video shows each location played at until a certain date, fan commentary and some backstage footage. "Closer to the Edge" is not the band's first live video, being preceded by "Edge of the Earth".
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The single peaked at number 88 on the Dutch Single Top 100. See more