Bruno Mars will wrap up his “24K Magic” tour with performances in North America that will last until December 2018. The tour started in 2017 and has sold more than 2.3 million tickets, making the musician one of the highest-earning artists with touring revenues of $240 million. “24K Magic” has made stops in Europe, Latin America, UK, and North America, having visited by December more than 135 locations. “24K Magic” tour is the first full-length live tour that Mars is performing since his successful “Moonshine Jungle World Tour” from 2013. With full arenas and stadiums, the artist has sold 1 million tickets in a single day. The “24K Magic: Live At The Apollo” TV special brought Mars a nomination at the “Emmy” awards for “Outstanding Music Direction”.
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The last part of this gigantic live tour will include stops in locations like Dallas, Los Angeles and in the state of Hawaii. Bruno’s appearances will be even more exciting for the fans, as they include as guests famous bands and artists: “Boyz II Men”, Charlie Wilson, Ciara, Ella Mai and “The Green & Common Kings”. If you want to enjoy one or more of these explosive live performances, you can get your ticket from using discount codes from StubHub and others.
“24K Magic” album has been released on the 18th of November 2016 as the third studio album of Bruno Mars. The musician wanted to recreate with this work the atmosphere of the school dances he attended back in the ‘90s, which brought the album the surname of “nineties throwback”.
Being not just the singer, but also the songwriter and the producer for a part of the album, Mars has explored in its songs several musical genres, like R&B – the reason why he fell in love with music, funk, and soul. The album is a tribute to musical icons like James Brown, whose style is sensed in the album’s title track and in the track “Perm”. Other influences come from Bobby Brown, Freddie Jackson, Paula Abdul and others.
At the 60th “Grammy Awards” gala, held on 28th of January 2018, Bruno Mars won all the six awards he was nominated for: Best R&B performance, best R&B song and song of the year for “That’s What I Like”, best-engineered album (non-classical), best R&B album and album of the year. During the ceremony, he offered the public an outstanding performance alongside Cardi B for the single “Finesse”, proving once more why he is one of the most important names in the music industry.
If you want to see Mars perform live tracks of this multi-awarded album, including titles like “That’s What I Like”, “Finesse”, “Calling All My Lovelies” and more, get your tickets from places like Seatgeek.com.
Bruno Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the 8th of October 1985 in a family of musicians: his mother, Bernadette (“Bernie”) was a singer and his father, Pete, was a Latin percussionist. He got the nickname “Bruno” while he was a baby, as he was very independent and determined, just like a brute, according to his older sister, Jamie.
Bruno’s family performed in Waikiki Beach a kind of Las Vegas show, playing Motown hits, doo-wop songs and impersonating celebrities. Mars began to play various musical instruments without an actual teacher, only due to the fact that he was always surrounded by them. He was only 4 years old when he joined his family’s musical performance by impersonating Elvis, which brought him local popularity. As a teenager, he discovered Michael Jackson and quickly became one of his skillful impersonators.
During high school, he and some friends started the “School Boys” band, which played classic oldies. After high school, Mars moved to LA and struggled to make it in the music industry. However, since his breakthrough as a singer seemed to delay, he began to write songs. Songwriter Phillip Lawrence agreed to help him and together they came up with a song they presented to a record company. The company liked the song, but wanted one of their singers, and not Mars, to perform it. Although disappointed at first, Mars declared later that proved to be a revealing experience. By the early 2000s, Mars put his signature on compositions like Flo Rida’s “Right ‘Round” and Brandy’s “Long Distance” single.
Ten years later, Mars saw his wish come true: he released the song “Nothin’ on You”. The single reached No. 1 on the “Billboard” singles chart and made Bruno Mars a pop star. In October, the musician released his first studio album called “Doo-Wops & Hooligans”. It reached #3 on “Billboard” album charts and its first single, “Just the Way You Are” landed on #1 on “Billboard” singles chart. Other singles of the album, like “Grenade” and “The Lazy Song” were also hits. Mars brought its contribution to “The Twilight Saga” with the song “It Will Rain” which was included in the movie’s “Breaking Dawn – Part 1” soundtrack at the end of 2011.
The next year, in 2012, the singer made the audience dance in their seats by performing “Runaway Baby” and by paying in his act a tribute to James Brown. In December the same year, Mars released his second studio album called “Unorthodox Jukebox”, which was received with applause from the public and from the critics. The main single, “Locked Out of Heaven”, was Number 1 in “Billboard Hot 100” for 6 consecutive weeks and received the MTV award for “Best Music Video”. “When I Was Your Man” also topped in “Billboard Hot 100”. On 02nd of February 2014, Mars headlined the Super Bowl halftime with “Red Hot Chilli Peppers” as special guests.
Bruno’s success continued also when he appeared on Mark Ronson’s album from 2015. ”Uptown Funk” sung with Ronson became a huge hit and won the “Record of the Year” Grammy award. Mars returned to the Super Bowl arena in 2016, this time performing alongside “Coldplay” and Beyoncé.
Thanks to its charismatic stage presence, his smooth voice, and his songwriting talent, Bruno Mars has built a reputation as one of the most iconic and consistent artists, often being called the 21st century’s answer to Michael Jackson. If you want to see him live, performing in the last venues of his “24K Magic” tour, you can get your tickets.