There was no power-outage at this year’s Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime show as Bruno Mars and guests The Red Hot Chili Peppers energized 83,000 spectators. Singing songs from his chart-topping hit albums Doo-Wops & Hooligans and Unorthodox Jukebox, the GRAMMY Award-winning singer rocked MetLife Stadium from every conceivable angle and even offered up some vintage dance steps reminiscent of the great James Brown. He brought dynamism and an old-fashioned sense of showmanship after opening with an exciting drum solo that was followed by his smash "Locked Out of Heaven." The pompadour'd star whipped through a tight and brisk 12-minute set of four hits. His sole guest stars — The Red Hot Chili Peppers — seamlessly slipped their percussive song "Give It Away" into the headliner's "Runaway Baby."
Bruno Mars’ (aka Peter Gene Hernandez) fans will be delighted to know that he share the stage with his “Gorilla” re-mix collaborator Pharrell Williams this spring at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA during his “Moonshine Jungle Tour.” The tour’s North American dates begin in Honolulu, Hawaii with two shows on April 18 and 19m 2014. During the 143-city world tour, the talented 28-year old entertainer will travel to many U.S. cities, and the Canadian locations of Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Calgary, and Winnipeg have also been scheduled. In 2013, Bruno Mars played 84 shows giving him a total of $72.4 million engrossment. In January 2014, Bruno Mars announced a second leg in North America, with 35 concerts being scheduled in the United States and six in Canada with Pharrell joining Mars on select dates, and Aloe Blacc as the support act.
Bruno Mars is a 13-time GRAMMY Award nominee whose debut album has been certified 39 times platinum worldwide. The album sold over 45 million singles worldwide, and has over 1 billion views on YouTube. Doo-Wops & Hooligans also spawned the 12-time platinum blockbuster singer “Just The Way You Are,” which also won the critically acclaimed artist a GRAMMY Award for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.”
Unorthodox Jukebox brought forth several commercial successes included its lead single, "Locked Out of Heaven,” and "When I Was Your Man,""Treasure," and “Gorilla.” The album won the GRAMMY Award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2014 annual ceremony.
The talented singer performs soul, reggae, R&B, blues, rock, funk, and jazz and has been entertaining audiences since he was a youngster back in Honolulu, Hawaii. Upon graduation from high school, he moved to Los Angeles and started his musical career in earnest. Mars has received an abundance of accolades and awards to date, including ASCAP Song of the Year, a Billboard Music Award for Top Radio Song for "Just the Way You Are," a BRIT Award for International Male Solo Artist, an American Music Award for Favorite Male Artist in Pop/Rock, two MTV European Music Awards including Best New Artist, and the People's Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist and many more. In 2011, Mars was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.
For more information about Bruno Mars and his upcoming “Moonshine Jungle Tour” dates, please visit his website at www.brunomars.com.