Did anyone have a better 2013 than Bruno Mars? Doubt it. And performing at the Super Bowl as the first artist under 30 ever to do so in the most-watched halftime show in Super Bowl history wasn’t a bad way to start 2014 either. Such is life these days for the kid born as Peter Gene Hernandez in the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu, where at age four he began performing with his family band The Love Notes. His early claim to fame? Becoming known around the island as “Little Elvis” for his Elvis impersonations as one of six children born into a family of musicians.
Mars began his music career producing music for other artists as a founding member of The Sweezingtons after moving to L.A. following high school. After lending his backing vocals to songs by B.o.B. and Travie McCoy (for which he also co-wrote the hooks), he was discovered for his own musical talents. His debut album, 2010’s Doo-Wops & Hooligans, spawned two of the highest-selling singles of all time: the monster hits “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade.” Mars earned his second Grammy and topped charts worldwide with his 2012 follow-up Unorthodox Jukebox. Mars has had five number one singles in just four years, achieving this milestone faster than any artist since Elvis himself — in addition to the 28-year-old pop star’s 10 million albums and 68 million singles sold to date.
Here we break down a series of key upcoming dates on the current Bruno Mars tour: the massive 153-date Moonshine Jungle Tour.
Mars makes his triumphant hometown return for three dates at Neal S. Blaisdell Center-Arena in Honolulu on April 18, 19 and 21. Bruno Mars Hawaii tickets have a get-in rate of $67 and an average price $376.40. Prices have come down a slight 5% in the past week, and are currently 30.53% above the average ticket price of $288.36 on this tour.
Mars along with Pharrell Williams makes a highly anticipated stop for two shows at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on May 31 and June 1. Bruno Mars Los Angeles tickets have a get-in rate of $150 as well as a relatively high average price of $426.52. Ticket prices are also up 2% over the past week, in addition to being 47.91% higher than the tour average.
Mars pays a visit to the FedEx Forum in Memphis with Aloe Blacc on June 6. Bruno Mars Memphis tickets are amongst the cheapest on the tour, with a get-in rate of just $59 and an average price of $215. These prices are down 2% over the past week, and overall are 25.44% below the tour average.
Bruno Mars and Aloe Blacc stop by the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans for one of the most highly sought-after tickets on the tour on June 7. Bruno Mars New Orleans tickets have a get-in rate of $118 and average a whopping $448.47. The trend continues to see ticket prices increase steadily, up 7% over the past week and currently 55.52% above the tour average.
Mars and Pharrell Williams hit up New York’s Madison Square Garden for two of the tour’s biggest shows on July 14-15. Bruno Mars New York tickets have a get-in rate of $124 and an average price of $384.89. Ticket prices are up 3% over the past week, and are currently 33.48% above the average tour price.