Events

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour

Friday

Nov 3, 2017 – 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

7000 Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94601 Map

  • Bruno Mars

More Info

Classic showmanship in the vein of James Brown and Michael Jackson is alive and well, and Bruno Mars is here to prove it. Mars takes the stage with The Hooligans, a tightly choreographed nine-piece soul band that serves as the perfect representation of his commitment to the live experience – a commitment that led to his selection as the halftime performer at Super Bowl XLVIII. A classic song-and-dance man and multi-platinum selling pop star, Mars references everyone from Prince to The Police in both his image and sound, but the result is more than mere imitation; as a songwriter and producer, he has successfully combined the sounds of his pop idols with reggae and hip hop to create a new generation of genre-crossing hits. In anticipation of his Super Bowl performance, fans can get tickets to catch Bruno Mars in concert on 2013’s Moonshine Jungle Tour.

Mars was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he gained his first exposure to music playing rock and Motown covers in his family’s band, The Love Notes. By age five, the Elvis Presley impersonations he performed with the band had gained him a reputation on the island and landed him a cameo in the 1992 film Honeymoon in Vegas. After high school, Mars moved to Los Angeles to pursue music, finding initial success as a member of The Smeezingtons, the writing and production team behind Flo Rida’s 2009 hit “Right Round.” His first success as a solo artist came in 2010 with “Nothing On You,” a collaboration with rapper B.o.B. that peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned the duo several Grammy nominations. Mars’ debut album, 2010’s Doo-Wops & Hooligans, landed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and contained two worldwide No. 1 hits with “Grenade” and feel-good ballad “Just The Way You Are,” which nabbed him his first Grammy (Best Male Pop Vocal Performance). Sophomore album Unorthodox Jukebox (2012) was an even bigger success, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and spawning the ubiquitous hits “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man.”
US $49.50 - US $150.00
Bruno Mars: Bruno Mars is one of the hottest pop sensations in recent years; not only because of his own hit songs, but also for the hit songs he's written for some of the most popular acts in music today. His musical style infuses modern pop with rock, hip hop, R&B, and reggae, and a smooth voice and laid-back lyrics have made him a favorite among men and women alike.

Born in Waikiki as Peter Gene Hernandez, Bruno Mars joined his family's band, The Love Notes, as soon as he was able. Performing around the island, the young Bruno Mars first gained recognition as an Elvis impersonator - to the extent that it even earned him a cameo in the Nicholas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker movie, Honeymoon in Vegas. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17 to pursue a music career, adopting the moniker of Bruno Mars; the former because his father said he resembled wrestler Bruno Sammartino, the latter a tip of the cap to those girls who told him he was "out of this world."

During a brief stint at Motown Records, Mars met songwriter Philip Lawrence and engineer Ari Levine and the three formed a songwriting group called The Smeezingtons. Lawrence introduced Bruno Mars to Atlantic manager Aaron Bay-Schuck, who hired the Smeezingtons to write for the label. During this period of songwriting, Bruno Mars not only cultivated his personal sound but also co-wrote hit songs including "Right Round" by Flo Rida and "F*** You" by Cee-lo Green.

After releasing his EP, It's Better if You Don't Understand (which received fair reviews), Bruno Mars exploded on the music scene with his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans. It featured the hit singles "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade", which can still be heard playing on radios and in commercials. "Just the Way You Are" also earned him a Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

Mars followed up the success of his debut album with Unorthodox Jukebox in 2012. The album featured a similar style to his first, but with tighter and catchier beats. Mars also successfully evolved his own pop style by exploring new territory, leading to the album going double platinum.

Read More

Bring These Similar Artists To Your City

Demand it! ®

and Never Miss a Show Again!

Powered by Eventful, a CBS Local Digital Media Business

More From Alice@97.3

S&V Podcasts!
Dedicate A Bay Bridge Light
The Looking Glass

Listen Live