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BRUNO MARS ... Back on the Road ... Takes Off On Moonshine Jungle Tour

Posted in: Music Posted: June 24, 2013

Bruno Mars Takes Off On Moonshine Jungle Tour

The 27-year-old recently lost his mother due to an aneurysm.

Bruno Mars has just begun his Moonshine Jungle Tour with the first performance on Saturday in Washington, D.C., at the Verizon Center. The 27-year-old is featuring tracks from his most recent album, Unorthodox Jukebox.

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Bruno's beloved Pinay mom .. Bernadette

The show must go on: Bruno Mars puts on a brave face at airport following his mother's tragic death, as he prepares for world tour

By Jennifer Pearson


Bruno, 28, was clad in green army trousers, black T-shirt and athletic jacket as he strolled through the terminal two days ahead of his show at the Verizon Centre in Washington D.C.


Saturday's concert kicks off Bruno's Moonshine Jungle Tour which concludes in Auckland, New Zealand next March.

The When I Was Your Man crooner was surprisingly upbeat - flashing a smile as he strolled through the terminal.

He wore shades to conceal his eyes and occasionally checked his cell phone while an assistant carried his luggage.

His mother Bernadette was only 55-years-old when she passed away on June 1 in Hawaii from an apparent brain aneurysm.

Inspiration: The 28-year-old singer said he owes his love of music to his mother who let him dress up as Elvis when he was little

Bruno was obviously very close to the Philippines-born Bernadette, as were his siblings Eric, who is Bruno's drummer, and his four sisters Presley, Tahiti, Tiara and Jamie.

Bruno Mars Breaks Silence on His Mother's Death

Thanking fans for their support, the singer says: "I'll be back on my feet again soon."

Bruno Mars PR Portrait Three - H 2012
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Bruno Mars

Taking to Twitter on Thursday night, the superstar singer wrote: "So thankful for all the love during the most difficult time in my life. Ill [sic] be back on my feet again soon. Thats [sic] what mom wants, she told me."

A Hawaii resident, Hernandez, 55, was a former hula dancer and singer who immigrated to the United States from the Philippines and had nurtured her son’s interest in entertainment.

The Grammy-winning Mars is slated to kick off a world tour on June 22 in Washington, D.C.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/earshot/bruno-mars-breaks-silence-...

BRUNO TAKES OFF ON MOONSHINE JUNGLE TOUR

Bruno Mars         @BrunoMars

FIRST SHOW! Yes im excited. Yes Im all the way turnt up and Yes my lip gloss is poppin

“So thankful for all the love during the most difficult time in my life,” he tweeted before the tour began. “Ill be back on my feet again soon. Thats what mom wants, she told me.”

Bruno Mars is beloved by his thousands of fans and his tour is expected to bring in one sell-out crowd after another. Before the show on Saturday, he even took to Twitter and posted a message to all of his fans.

He showed excitement in his tweet that we haven’t seen in a while, so he’s obviously ready to take the stage throughout the summer.

The next stop on the Moonshine Jungle tour is Monday in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center before he moves on to Boston. The tour will make stops in Canada through the end of July and he will eventually make his way to Europe in the beginning of October.

Opening night in the nation’s capital must have been a success as Bruno Mars tweeted once again saying, “Thank you DC! last night was magical for me. WE BACK AT IT!!!”

http://www.inquisitr.com/812042/bruno-mars-takes-off-on-moonshine-j...

" TREASURE "

check out the shimmying with the Hooligans..

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The 27-year-old singer told Ryan Seacrest on Friday that his show would be light on visual effects and heavy on sound -- “I want the music to be more rockin’ than the visual effects. I prefer [a show] that’s a bit more raw," Mars said. He mostly held true to that promise on Saturday, when he performed a sultry version of "Gorilla" underneath a solo spotlight (though he couldn't resist a few fire blasts.

WOW

Bruno Mars ..

" As Mars' collection of radio hits and audience size have concurrently swelled, so has his production budget, although the main tenets of his stage show are still the same as when he wanted to be a billionaire so freakin' bad. Mars' biggest asset as a performer has always been his ambidextrousness, and in his current stage show, the singer holds high notes, leads choreographed dances, plays electric guitar, plays acoustic guitar, plays drums, engages the crowd and even flirts with some ladies in the front row. He's a convincing "whole package" kind of pop artist, and like an ace Pixar movie with "in" jokes for parents, he expertly caters to his older and younger demographics at his live shows. The parents get the Motown callbacks, demure sexual come-ons and an old-school R&B montage that includes Soul For Real's "Candy Rain" and Ginuwine's "Pony"; the kids get their favorite radio hits and a messenger that radiates positivity. And if you don't think Mars has younger fans, just wait until the lights dim before his show -- the little-girl shrieks reach decibel levels typically reserved for Justin Bieber."

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1568112/bruno-mars-romps-thr...

Bruno Mars Romps Through 'Moonshine Jungle' Tour in Philadelphia: Live Review

By , Philadelphia | June 25, 201

One of the most impressive things about Bruno Mars' performance on Monday night at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center was, in fact, the list of songs that he left off the set list. The 27-year-old has been famous as a solo artist for roughly three years, and has already reached a point in his career where he can shrug off a No. 1 smash ("Nothin' On You," his B.o.B duet), a "Twilight" anthem ("It Will Rain") and a fan favorite ("The Lazy Song") in his live show, simply because his arsenal of songs is strong enough to allow the oversights.

Concert review

http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2013/06/concert_rev...

Keith O'Connor By Keith O'Connor
on June 28, 2013 at 7:51 AM, updated June 28, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Bruno Mars.JPGBruno Mars 

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Less than a week after kicking off his Moonshine Jungle tour in Washington, D.C., Bruno Mars brought his souled out concert tour to a sold out audience at Mohegan Sun Casino.

And who knew he was so popular.

People outside the arena were hungrily looking for tickets. One man was holding a sign that read “I need one ticket” – a common site at other venues, but atypical for the more reserved Mohegan Sun lobby. Others stood in a long line outside the box office hoping more seats would be released for sale.

Then, when Mars took to the stage – decorated with moving squares of light and four columns of pulsating lights at the back of the stage which at times were obscured as a video screen rolled down – there was a deafening roar from the audience.

As African drums began to beat above the sounds of monkeys and the tropical-like curtain dropped, the crowd rose to its feet as Mars took to the stage with his eight-piece band and launched into “Moonshine.”

And, whether you were on the floor or in the stands, the audience never sat down until the nearly 90-minute show was over. The tour, in support of his latest album, "Unorthodox Jungle," included songs from his debut disc "Doo-Wops & Hooligans."

“I wanna see you movin’ dancin’ standin’” Mars told the audience while running through a set list of songs – some hits, some more obscure - such as “Grenade,” ”Just the Way You Are,” “Natalie,” “Marry You,” “Treasure,” and so many more.

He introduced the emotional “When I Was Your Man,” – performed down-tempo with little more than a piano – by saying to the audience, “I’ve written and sung a lot of songs, but this was the hardest to write and sing.”

The night ended with an encore including “Guerilla,” complete with flames bursting from the stage and Mars shouting to the audience “I hope you had just as much fun as we did.”

Music Review

A Peacock in Spite of Himself

Bruno Mars, Just Part of the Band at Barclays Center

“This is R&B 101,” Bruno Mars announced Saturday night at Barclays Center, fixing a stare on one woman in the audience. He cued the band to crescendo, and then to stop on a dime, leaving empty air just as he exhaled a silky “damn.” Afterward he paced the stage with an exaggerated peacock strut while encouraging his bandmates to try to outsuave him. “I don’t mean to toot my own horn,” Mr. Mars said when they were done, his megawatt smile turned up to gigawatt, “but, ‘Beeeeep!’ ”

For a boast, it was completely bereft of ego, Mr. Mars delivering it with an implicit wink that acknowledged its limitations. He is a songwriter and producer turned frontman, a platinum star who can sell out arenas like this one, but who’s most at ease being just one of the guys in the band.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/arts/music/bruno-mars-just-part-o...


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Barry Manilow: 'I Just Love' Bruno Mars's Exciting Shows 

June 29, 2013 – 7:00 AM

Walter Scott

By Walter Scott


The musician, 70, will perform on the PBS special A Capitol Fourth, airing live from the National Mall July 4 at 8 p.m. ET.

Are there any current artists you’d like to perform with?
Bruno Mars. He puts together an exciting show with a band and choreography. I just love that kind of thing!

http://www.parade.com/24882/walterscott/barry-manilow-i-just-love-b...

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