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There's no doubt that Bruno Mars is a talented guy. He can sing, he can dance, he's a dynamic guitarist and a pretty decent drummer. But Mars is also the kind of entertainer who has proved he can use his celebrity for good.
In a story that has made headlines around the world, Mars dedicated a sold-out Cleveland concert on June 28, 2014 to 11-year-old Zumyah Thorpe. The young girl tragically lost her mother and two younger sisters last year in a fatal car accident, and Zumyah had remained in critical condition with a brain injury that doctors weren't sure she would survive. Miraculously, Zumyah can now sing every word of her favorite Bruno Mars song "Just the Way You Are,' even though she has a waned ability to see and speak. After the concert, Mars gifted her both the fedora he was wearing and the guitar he played during the show.
The highlights have been many for Mars in 2014, as he opened the year by winning Best Pop Vocal Album for "Unorthodox Jukebox" at the 56th Grammy Awards. A week later, he headlined the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show with The Red Hot Chili Peppers. He's also in the midst of a quasi-residency at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas that will reportedly wrap in August.
If you haven't had a chance to be one of the concertgoers for Mars' Moonshine Jungle Tour, North American dates will continue through August 17th in the U.S., then head to Curacao and Mexico in the beginning of September. He'll also play two dates in the United Kingdom on July 5th & 6th.
Bruno Mars kicks off the Moonshine Jungle Tour (Updated August 30, 2013)
Bruno Mars has had a pretty jam packed year. Coming off the release of his sophomore album "Unorthodox Jukebox," he watched it ride to number two on the Billboard 200, number one in Switzerland in the UK, and it ultimately became the fastest selling album by a recording artist in 2012.
The lead single, "Locked Out of Heaven," quickly reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked in the Top Ten in several countries worldwide. Meanwhile, the second single, "When I Was Your Man," has reached the same designation in at least 15 countries, including Number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
All this success has led to big things for Mars, who hosted and was the musical guest on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on October 20, 2012. His performance received rave reviews from fans and critics, and just a few months later he was nominated for Best Rap Song at the 55th Grammy Awards as producer and writer of "Young, Wild & Free" (ultimately losing out to Kanye West and Jay Z's "In Paris.") During the ceremony he was part of a tribute to Bob Marley alongside Sting, Rihanna, Ziggy Marley and Damian Marley.
Mars recently unveiled the next single from "Unorthodox Jukebox" at the MTV Video Music Awards 2013. He is currently in the middle of his Moonshine Jungle Tour with The Hooligans. The tour also features special guest Ellie Goulding, with Fitz and the Tantrums supporting on select dates. It kicked off June 22nd in Washington D.C., and the North American leg wraps Friday, August 30 before heading overseas in October.
Bruno Mars embraces the Unorthodox (Updated January 2, 2013)
Baby-faced Bruno Mars (born Peter Hernandez Jr.) has been a force on the music scene since childhood, when he performed at venues around Honolulu, Hawaii. By the time he graduated high school and moved to Los Angeles to purse a music career, the old-fashioned entertainer wrote and produced songs for other artists before making a name for himself with his own vocal prowess.
From a young age, Mars impersonated and performed songs by artists like Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. He'd go on to co-pen Flo Rida's "Right Round" and K'naan's "Wavin' Flag," among others. He eventually reached prominence as a solo artist after co-writing and being featured on B.o.B's "Nothin On You." So it wasn't at all surprising when Mars' debut album, "Doo-Wops and Hooligans" quickly climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and several other charts worldwide.
The lead single to Mars' freshman project, "Just the Way You Are," was eclipsed in popularity only by the follow-up, "Grenade." Praised by critics and fans for his 'dance-floor swagger,' Mars opened for Martoon 5 on the fall leg of the Hands All Over Tour, and his arrest for cocaine possession was barely a blip on the radar before he won his very first Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Mars' sophomore project, "Unorthodox Jukebox," bowed in December 2012 and projected the singer as unleashing his inner bad boy. Critics questioned his obvious efforts to flip his otherwise austere image, especially with songs about blowing his royalties at a strip club on "Money Make Her Smile." Still, Mars maintains the only thing he wants from his music career is the freedom to walk into a studio and make the music he wants to make. Unorthodox and all.
Bruno Mars Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Doo-Wops & Hooligans||2011|
|Young, Wild & Free||2011|
|It Will Rain||2011|
|The Lazy Song||2011|
|Earth to Mars||2011|
|The Lost Planet||2010|
|Today My Life Begins||2010|
|It's Better If You Don't Understand||2010|
|Just the Way You Are||2010|
Top 10 Bruno Mars Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||Just the Way You Are||461,846||129,136|
|3||The Lazy Song||398,675||113,314|
|4||It Will Rain||555,067||95,291|
|6||Talking to the Moon||200,138||51,597|
|7||Count on Me||183,075||49,008|
|9||Our First Time||89,421||29,792|
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date city state venue 12/31/2014 Las Vegas NV Tryst Nightclub at Wynn 10/18/2014 Las Vegas NV Live At The Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas 10/17/2014 Las Vegas NV Live At The Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas 09/06/2014 Monterrey ?? Arena Monterrey 09/05/2014 Monterrey ?? Arena Monterrey 09/03/2014 Mexico City Dif Arena Ciudad de Mexico 09/02/2014 Mexico City Dif Arena Ciudad de Mexico 08/30/2014 Willemstad WI World Trade Center - Piscadera Bay 08/23/2014 Las Vegas NV Live At The Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas 08/22/2014 Las Vegas NV Live At The Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas 08/17/2014 Englewood CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre 08/15/2014 San Jose CA SAP Center 08/14/2014 Stateline NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys 08/11/2014 Eugene OR Matthew Knight Arena 08/09/2014 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 08/08/2014 Squamish BC Loggers Sports Grounds 08/05/2014 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 08/03/2014 Saskatoon SK SaskTel Centre 08/02/2014 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 07/27/2014 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 07/26/2014 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 07/24/2014 Kanata ON Canadian Tire Centre 07/23/2014 Montreal QC Bell Centre 07/20/2014 Albany NY Times Union Center 07/18/2014 Manchester NH Verizon Wireless Arena 07/17/2014 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 07/15/2014 New York NY Madison Square Garden 07/14/2014 New York NY Madison Square Garden 07/12/2014 Hershey PA Hersheypark Stadium 07/11/2014 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 07/09/2014 Hartford CT Xfinity Theatre 07/06/2014 London London Finsbury Park 07/05/2014 Birmingham Perry Park 07/04/2014 London London Finsbury Park 07/04/2014 Birmingham Perry Park 07/02/2014 Boston MA TD Garden 06/30/2014 Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 06/28/2014 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 06/27/2014 Cincinnati OH US Bank Arena 06/25/2014 Milwaukee WI Marcus Amphitheater 06/23/2014 Omaha NE CenturyLink Center Omaha 06/21/2014 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 06/20/2014 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 06/18/2014 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 06/17/2014 Grand Rapids MI Van Andel Arena 06/14/2014 Raleigh NC PNC Arena 06/13/2014 Columbia SC Colonial Life Arena 06/11/2014 Birmingham AL Legacy Arena at The BJCC 06/10/2014 North Little Rock AR Verizon Arena 06/07/2014 New Orleans LA Smoothie King Center 06/06/2014 Memphis TN FedExForum 06/04/2014 Tulsa OK BOK Center 06/01/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 05/31/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 05/28/2014 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 05/27/2014 Fresno CA Save Mart Center 05/24/2014 Las Vegas NV Live At The Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas 05/23/2014 Las Vegas NV Live At The Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas 04/21/2014 Honolulu HI Blaisdell Arena 04/19/2014 Honolulu HI Blaisdell Arena 04/18/2014 Honolulu HI Blaisdell Arena 03/30/2014 Hong Kong Central And Western Asiaworld-expo 03/20/2014 Bangkok ?? Impact Arena 03/13/2014 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 03/11/2014 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena (Acer Arena) 03/10/2014 Sydney Nsw Allphones Arena (Acer Arena) 03/08/2014 Sydney New South Wales Sydney Entertainment Centre 03/07/2014 Brisbane Qld Brisbane Entertainment Centre 03/05/2014 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 03/04/2014 Melbourne Vic Rod Laver Arena 03/02/2014 Hindmarsh SA Adelaide Entertainment Centre 02/28/2014 Perth WA Perth Arena 02/19/2014 London The O2 02/16/2014 Las Vegas NV Live At The Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas 02/15/2014 Las Vegas NV Live At The Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Bruno Mars Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/31/2013 Las Vegas NV Live At The Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas 12/29/2013 Las Vegas NV Live At The Chelsea Ballroom, Cosmopolitan Las Vegas 11/25/2013 Newcastle Upon Tyne T & W Metro Radio Arena 11/24/2013 Liverpool Msy Liverpool Echo Arena 11/22/2013 Nottingham Nottinghamshire Capital FM Arena Nottingham 11/21/2013 London The O2 11/19/2013 Toulouse ?? Zenith 11/18/2013 Marseille Pro Le Dome 11/15/2013 Madrid Mad Palacio Vistalegre 11/13/2013 Marseille Pro Le Dome 11/12/2013 Munich Bavaria Kleine Olympiahalle 11/11/2013 Dusseldorf NW ISS Dome 11/10/2013 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 11/07/2013 Budapest Syma Arena 11/06/2013 Prague ?? O2 Arena 11/03/2013 Johanneshov Sto Ericsson Globe Arena 11/02/2013 Oslo 03 Oslo Spektrum 10/31/2013 Copenhagen ?? Forum Copenhagen 10/29/2013 Hamburg HH O2 World Hamburg 10/28/2013 Berlin BE O2 World 10/26/2013 Assago LM Mediolanum Forum 10/23/2013 Zurich ZH Hallenstadion 10/21/2013 Stuttgart BW Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle 10/20/2013 Mannheim BW SAP Arena 10/17/2013 Antwerp Van Antwerps Sportpaleis 10/15/2013 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 10/14/2013 Paris Ville De Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 10/12/2013 Sheffield South Yorkshire Motorpoint Arena 10/11/2013 Birmingham Warwickshire NIA Academy 10/09/2013 London The O2 10/08/2013 London The O2 10/06/2013 Glasgow Glg The SSE Hydro 10/05/2013 Manchester Lancashire Manchester Arena 10/03/2013 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 10/02/2013 Belfast Ant Odyssey Arena 09/20/2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 09/01/2013 San Juan PR Coliseo de Puerto Rico 08/30/2013 Miami FL American Airlines Arena 08/28/2013 Tampa FL Amalie Arena 08/27/2013 Orlando FL Amway Center 08/25/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 08/22/2013 Atlanta GA Philips Arena 08/21/2013 Charlotte NC Time Warner Cable Arena 08/19/2013 Indianapolis IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse 08/18/2013 Louisville KY KFC Yum! Center 08/17/2013 Nashville TN Bridgestone Arena 08/15/2013 Houston TX Toyota Center 08/14/2013 Austin TX Frank Erwin Center 08/12/2013 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 08/10/2013 Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 08/09/2013 Kansas City MO Sprint Center 08/08/2013 St. Louis MO Scottrade Center 08/06/2013 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 08/05/2013 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 08/03/2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 08/02/2013 West Valley City UT Maverik Center 07/31/2013 Phoenix AZ US Airways Center 07/30/2013 San Diego CA Valley View Casino Center 07/28/2013 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 07/27/2013 Los Angeles CA Staples Center 07/25/2013 San Jose CA SAP Center 07/24/2013 Sacramento CA Sleep Train Arena 07/22/2013 Portland OR Moda Center at the Rose Quarter 07/21/2013 Seattle WA Key Arena 07/20/2013 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 07/18/2013 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 07/17/2013 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 07/14/2013 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 07/13/2013 Chicago IL United Center 07/11/2013 Auburn Hills MI The Palace of Auburn Hills 07/10/2013 Columbus OH Schottenstein Center 07/08/2013 Quebec QC Plains Of Abraham 07/08/2013 Quebec QC Plains Of Abraham 07/06/2013 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 07/05/2013 Montreal QC Bell Centre 07/03/2013 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 07/02/2013 Pittsburgh PA Consol Energy Center 07/01/2013 Newark NJ Prudential Center 06/29/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 06/27/2013 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 06/26/2013 Boston MA TD Garden 06/24/2013 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 06/22/2013 Washington DC Verizon Center 05/24/2013 Londonderry Dry Ebrington Square 05/19/2013 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 05/11/2013 Carson CA StubHub Center 04/12/2013 Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai Media City 03/07/2013 Houston TX NRG Stadium
Bruno Mars Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/11/2012 New York NY P.C. Richard & Son Theater 12/09/2012 London The O2 12/08/2012 London The O2 12/08/2012 London The O2 11/05/2012 New York NY P.C. Richard & Son Theater 04/03/2012 New York NY Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium
Bruno Mars Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/31/2011 Las Vegas NV The Bank 10/13/2011 Zurich ZH Hallenstadion 09/23/2011 Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena 09/01/2011 Essex Junction VT Champlain Valley Expo 08/30/2011 Allentown PA Allentown Fairgrounds 06/16/2011 Las Vegas NV Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort 06/15/2011 Phoenix AZ Comerica Theatre 06/14/2011 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 06/12/2011 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 06/11/2011 Del Mar CA Del Mar Fairgrounds 06/10/2011 Coachella CA Spotlight 29 Casino 06/08/2011 San Francisco CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 06/07/2011 Reno NV Grand Sierra Theatre 06/03/2011 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 06/02/2011 Seattle WA WaMu Theater 05/30/2011 Orem UT UCCU Center 05/29/2011 Broomfield CO 1St Bank Center 05/27/2011 Chicago IL Aragon Ballroom 05/25/2011 Saint Paul MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium 05/22/2011 Windsor ON The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor 05/18/2011 Houston TX NRG Arena 05/17/2011 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 05/11/2011 Miami Beach FL The Fillmore Miami Beach 05/10/2011 Atlanta GA Fox Theatre 05/08/2011 Boston MA Agganis Arena 05/07/2011 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 05/04/2011 New York NY Roseland Ballroom 04/14/2011 Sydney New South Wales Luna Park - Sydney 03/15/2011 Birmingham Birmingham HMV Institute (formerly Barfly) 03/11/2011 Glasgow Rfw O2 ABC Glasgow 03/10/2011 Manchester Gtm Manchester Academy 2 03/06/2011 Amsterdam Nhl Paradiso 03/03/2011 Berlin Berlin Astra Kulturhaus
Bruno Mars Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 12/21/2010 Kahului HI Maui Arts & Cultural Center 12/19/2010 Honolulu HI Neal S. Blaisdell Center 11/30/2010 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club 11/28/2010 Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop 11/27/2010 Chicago IL Bottom Lounge 11/26/2010 Sauget IL Pops 11/24/2010 Houston TX Warehouse Live 11/23/2010 Dallas TX The Loft 11/20/2010 Scottsdale AZ Martini Ranch 11/19/2010 San Diego CA UCSD Price Center 11/16/2010 San Francisco CA Slims 11/13/2010 Toronto ON Kool Haus