Bruno Mars Reveals Worldwide Tour Dates! February 20 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
BRUNO MARS REVEALS WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES;
Ă˘€śTHE MOONSHINE JUNGLE WORLD TOURĂ˘€ť
KICKS OFF JUNE 22ND IN WASHINGTON, DC;
MARS SCORES 10TH CONSECUTIVE TOP 10 SINGLE
ON THE BILLBOARD Ă˘€śHOT 100Ă˘€ť;
Ă˘€śWHEN I WAS YOUR MANĂ˘€ť JOINS Ă˘€śLOCKED OUT OF HEAVENĂ˘€ť
IN THE TOP 10, BREAKING RECORDS IN BILLBOARDĂ˘€™S CHART HISTORY;
TICKETS FOR Ă˘€śTHE MOONSHINE JUNGLE WORLD TOURĂ˘€ť
ON SALE BEGINNING MARCH 1ST
Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars has unveiled details of his hugely anticipated world tour. The North American leg of Ă˘€śThe Moonshine Jungle World TourĂ˘€ť gets underway on June 22nd at Washington, DCĂ˘€™s Verizon Center and then continues through August (see attached itinerary). A special promo video for Ă˘€śThe Moonshine Jungle World TourĂ˘€ť is now viewable here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m59LgGC4IIQ. Special guests on select dates of the North American leg include Ellie Goulding and newly signed Elektra artist Fitz & The Tantrums. Tickets for select North American dates and all European dates and will go on-sale March 1st. For full details and ticket availability, please visit www.brunomars.com.
The announce of Ă˘€śThe Moonshine Jungle World TourĂ˘€ť comes just as Ă˘€śWhen I Was Your ManĂ˘€ť Ă˘€“ the latest single from MarsĂ˘€™ just-released sophomore album, Ă˘€śUNORTHODOX JUKEBOXĂ˘€ť Ă˘€“ has exploded into the top 10 on BillboardĂ˘€™s Ă˘€śHot 100Ă˘€ť where it joins the albumĂ˘€™s blockbuster first single, Ă˘€śLocked Out Of Heaven,Ă˘€ť which recently spent six consecutive weeks atop the Ă˘€śHot 100Ă˘€ť chart. The immediate success of Ă˘€śWhen I Was Your ManĂ˘€ť Ă˘€“ which additionally earned honors as the weekĂ˘€™s top Ă˘€śStreaming GainerĂ˘€ť and Ă˘€śAirplay GainerĂ˘€ť Ă˘€“ marks the GRAMMYĂ‚Â®-winnerĂ˘€™s 10th consecutive single to hit the top 10, continuing his already-established status as the male artist with the longest streak of top 10 hits as a performer since his debut. Furthermore, the singleĂ˘€™s chart ascension places Mars in the history books as the first male artist to simultaneously place two titles in the top 10 since his own Ă˘€śGrenadeĂ˘€ť and Ă˘€śJust The Way You AreĂ˘€ť doubled up on the chart in December 2010/January 2011.
The official companion video for Ă˘€śWhen I Was Your ManĂ˘€ť Ă˘€“ directed by Mars and his frequent collaborator, Cameron Duddy (Ă˘€śLocked Out Of Heaven,Ă˘€ť Ă˘€śThe Lazy SongĂ˘€ť) Ă˘€“ is also looking like an instant smash. The clip, which premiered earlier this month, has already drawn close to 5 million individual views at BrunoĂ˘€™s official YouTube channel, located at http://youtu.be/ekzHIouo8Q4. Ă˘€śWhen I Was Your ManĂ˘€ť first shot to the top 10 on the iTunes Ă˘€śTop SinglesĂ˘€ť chart within 48 hours of its official release last year.
Mars recently led a breathtaking performance on the 55th Annual Grammy Awards fronting an all-star tribute to Bob Marley alongside the likes of Sting and Rihanna, which marked the Grammy-winnerĂ˘€™s third consecutive year to perform on the acclaimed show.
As its title suggests, Ă˘€śUNORTHODOX JUKEBOXĂ˘€ť once again sees Mars melding a multitude of musical approaches to create his own distinctive sound. Executive produced by The Smeezingtons, the hit-making production team comprised of Mars, Philip Lawrence, and Ari Levine, the collection also features contributions from such top producers as Jeff Bhasker (fun., Kanye West, Jay-Z), Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lil Wayne, Black Lips) and Diplo (M.I.A, Usher).
Ă˘€śUNORTHODOX JUKEBOXĂ˘€ť made a stunning SoundScan/Billboard 200 debut upon its release last year, entering the chart at #2 with sales in excess of 192,000 Ă˘€“ the singer/songwriter/producer/musicianĂ˘€™s highest first week sales debut thus far. In addition, the album exploded to the top spot on the British album charts, making history as the United KingdomĂ˘€™s fastest selling solo album of 2012. The phenomenal success of Ă˘€śUNORTHODOX JUKEBOXĂ˘€ť follows the equivalent popularity of MarsĂ˘€™ now classic 2010 debut, Ă˘€śDOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS,Ă˘€ť which proved the U.K.Ă˘€™s third best-selling album of 2011 and also entered the charts at #1.
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Bruno Mars is undoubtedly among contemporary popĂ˘€™s most gifted and compelling artists. And with global sales currently certified at 40x-platinum and over 50 million singles sold worldwide, the 14-time Grammy Award nominee has fully proven himself as a true superstar.
Released in October 2010, Ă˘€śDOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANSĂ˘€ť was greeted with both popular success and critical acclaim from all corners of the globe. Ă˘€śThe yearĂ˘€™s finest pop debut,Ă˘€ť raved Rolling Stone. Ă˘€śNear-flawlessĂ˘€Â¦(the album) delivers pleasure without pretension.Ă˘€ť Fueled by a remarkable string of hit singles, including the multi-platinum #1 smashes, Ă˘€śJust The Way You AreĂ˘€ť and Ă˘€śGrenade,Ă˘€ť the album instantly confirmed Mars as a major force in modern pop music.
Mars soon racked up a remarkable record of prestigious international awards and nominations, with victories including a Ă˘€śBest Male Pop Vocal PerformanceĂ˘€ť Grammy Award (for Ă˘€śJust The Way You AreĂ˘€ť), an American Music Award for Ă˘€śPop or Rock Music/Favorite Male Artist,Ă˘€ť a 2012 Brit Award (for Ă˘€śInternational Male Solo ArtistĂ˘€ť), two Teen Choice Awards, a 2012 PeopleĂ˘€™s Choice Award (for Ă˘€śFavorite Male ArtistĂ˘€ť), a Soul Train Music Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards, two MTV Music Awards Japan, a BT Digital Music Award, an ECHO Award, and multiple 2011 Billboard Awards including Ă˘€śTop Male Hot 100 Artist of the Year.Ă˘€ť
As if that werenĂ˘€™t enough, Mars received a truly stunning assortment of 2011 and 2012 honors from ASCAP, including the ASCAP Pop Award for Ă˘€śSong of the YearĂ˘€ť (for Ă˘€śJust The Way You AreĂ˘€ť). In 2011, he was named to the prestigious Time 100, confirming the superstar as one of the most influential people in the world.
For up-to-the-minute news and information, please visit: www.brunomars.com, www.facebook.com/thatbrunomars, www.youtube.com/brunomars, and twitter.com/BRUNOMARS.
THE MOONSHINE JUNGLE WORLD TOUR
*on sale March 1st
Date Market Venue Support Act
Saturday, June 22, 2013* Washington D.C. Verizon Center Fitz & the Tantrums
Monday, June 24, 2013* Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Fitz & the Tantrums
Wednesday, June 26, 2013* Boston, MA TD Garden Fitz & the Tantrums
Thursday, June 27, 2013 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena Fitz & the Tantrums
Saturday, June 29, 2013* New York, NY Barclays Center Fitz & the Tantrums
Monday, July 01, 2013* Newark Prudential Center Ellie Goulding
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center Ellie Goulding
Wednesday, July 03, 2013* Toronto Molson Amphitheatre Ellie Goulding
Friday, July 05, 2013 Montreal Bell Centre Ellie Goulding
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Columbus Value City Arena Ellie Goulding
Thursday, July 11, 2013 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills Ellie Goulding
Saturday, July 13, 2013* Chicago, IL United Center Ellie Goulding
Sunday, July 14, 2013 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Ellie Goulding
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome Ellie Goulding
Thursday, July 18, 2013 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place Ellie Goulding
Saturday, July 20, 2013 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Ellie Goulding
Sunday, July 21, 2013 Seattle, WA Key Arena Ellie Goulding
Monday, July 22, 2013 Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena Ellie Goulding
Wednesday, July 24, 2013* Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Arena Ellie Goulding
Thursday, July 25, 2013* San Jose, CA HP Pavilion Ellie Goulding
Saturday, July 27, 2013* Los Angeles, CA Staples Center Ellie Goulding
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center Ellie Goulding
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center Ellie Goulding
Friday, August 02, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center Fitz & the Tantrums
Saturday, August 03, 2013 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Fitz & the Tantrums
Monday, August 05, 2013* Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater Ellie Goulding
Thursday, August 08, 2013 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center Ellie Goulding
Friday, August 09, 2013 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center Ellie Goulding
Saturday, August 10, 2013* Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena Ellie Goulding
Monday, August 12, 2013 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center Ellie Goulding
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center Ellie Goulding
Thursday, August 15, 2013 Houston, TX Toyota Center Ellie Goulding
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena Fitz & the Tantrums
Sunday, August 18, 2013 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center Fitz & the Tantrums
Monday, August 19, 2013 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse Fitz & the Tantrums
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena Fitz & the Tantrums
Thursday, August 22, 2013 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena Fitz & the Tantrums
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum Fitz & the Tantrums
Friday, August 30, 2013 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena Fitz & the Tantrums
Sunday, September 1, 2013 San Juan, PR Coliseo de Puerto Rico TBA