Bruno of Mars Returns to the Moonshine Jungle

Technically, Bruno Mars announced the second North American leg of the Moonshine Jungle Tour back in the middle of January. At the time there wasn’t much of a splash, but a couple of weeks (and a Super Bowl half-time show) later, and there’s quite a bit more buzz. This is not to say the first leg of the Moonshine Jungle Tour was a failure, though. It ranked 23 on the top tours of 2013, and sold out almost every show. Now it appears Bruno will have a pretty solid chance to place higher on the 2014 list.

The second leg brings Bruno to over 40 dates in the US and Canada. He’ll be joined by Aloe Blacc for most of them. Pharrell Williams will perform at select dates. No word on whether they were able to book his hat from Grammys. Bruno heads home to start things off, with shows at the Blasidell Arena in Honolulu. The tour is currently scheduled to wrap up in August at Englewood’s Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre.

2014 Moonshine Jungle Tour Dates:

  • April 18 – Blasidell Arena, Honolulu, HI
  • April 19 – Blaisdell Arena, Honolulu, HI
  • May 27 – Save Mart Center, Fresno, CA
  • May 28 – Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
  • May 31 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 1 – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 4 – BOK Center, Tulsa, OK
  • June 6 – FedEx Forum, Memphis, TN
  • June 7 – New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • June 10 – Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, AR
  • June 11 – BJCC Arena, Birmingham, AL
  • June 13 – Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC
  • June 14 – PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
  • June 17 – Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
  • June 18 – The Palace at Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
  • June 20 – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Chicago Heights, IL
  • June 21 – Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
  • June 23 – CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE
  • June 25 – Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
  • June 27 – US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, OH
  • June 28 – Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH
  • June 30 – First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY
  • July 2 – TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • July 9 – Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, CT
  • July 11 – Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
  • July 12 – Hershey Park Pavilion, Hershey, PA
  • July 14 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • July 15 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • July 17 – Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ
  • July 18 – Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH
  • July 20 – Times Union Center, Albany, NY
  • July 23 – Bell Centre, Montreal, QC
  • July 24 – Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, ON
  • July 26 – Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Aug. 2 – MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • Aug. 3 – Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon, SK
  • Aug. 5 – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
  • Aug. 9 – The Gorge Amphitheater, George, WA
  • Aug. 11 – Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, OR
  • Aug. 14 – Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena, Stateline, NV
  • Aug. 15 – SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, CA
  • Aug. 17 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, CO

Tickets for leg two of the Moonshine Jungle Tour are available on our Bruno Mars page.

Here’s “When I Was Your Man”, the last #1 hit from the Moonshine Jungle album. Bruno has a thing for ‘retro’, which pops up in the video for “Treasure” as well. I’m not against retro, I just wish the stuff he sees as retro didn’t date from my childhood…

The Week in TicketCity Search – Mars Attacks (and Wins)

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Aug 12th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 6 Bruno Mars
2 - Elton John
3 2 Luke Bryan
4 1 One Direction
5 4 Dallas Cowboys
6 9 Houston Texans
7 5 MS State Football
8 - Selena Gomez
9 - Justin Timberlake
10 - Keith Urban

Pretty big shake up this week. Bruno Mars nails the top spot in a five point jump, leaving 1D only a week to enjoy their return. Out of the clear blue sky, Elton John takes the second spot. John, who is recovering from surgery to remove his appendix, will be doing four weeks at Caesar’s Palace starting mid-September. Not sure why the sudden explosion of interest, but I’m sure Elton doesn’t mind.

Elton’s arrival and Mars’ Hail Mary play leave Luke Bryan nowhere to go but down, landing softly at #3, while 1D’s landing was not quite so elegant. Wrapping things up in the top are the venerable Cowboys, who are even in their 2 preseason contests to date.

The Texans follow, kicking off the bottom five, in one of the few times I’ve used that idiom relevantly. The Bulldogs round out the rich, nougaty, football center of this weeks’ countdown.

Selena Gomez makes her countdown debut this week. Despite claims of focusing on a film career, she’s put out her solo debut album, Stars Dance, and is hitting the road for a late summer / fall tour. Joining her on the countdown, not the tour, are returning favorites Justin Timberlake and Keith Urban. Urban has been absent from the top 10 for a while now, but is back with a new fall tour featuring Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch.

Selena’s debut on the countdown and Selena’s debut single from her latest album, that’s synergistic enough, I suppose. This appears to be the standard attractive-pop-star travelog sort of vid, with some bonus HD stock footage of waves thrown in for good measure.

The Week in TicketCity Search – The Gold Cup Runneth… Around… On Fields

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
July 15th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 3 Beyoncé
3 2 Justin Bieber
4 4 Luke Bryan
5 - CONCACAF Gold Cup
6 5 Taylor Swift
7 - Bruno Mars
8 6 Lil Wayne
9 - WWE
10 7 Justin Timberlake

Some musical chairs this week at the top. 1D keeps the streak going, but the Biebs and Beyoncé trade places as Mrs. Carter’s Tour keeps going strong. Luke Bryan wisely stays out of it, content to hold down the number four spot, while the week’s biggest wild card drops in on the fifth spot.

The western hemisphere’s entry in the category of longest pro sports league acronym, CONCACAF, is nearing the culmination of is biennial Gold Cup championship. The Spanish-speaking of its many fans may know it as the Copa de Oro. The final is booked at Soldier Field in Chicago on the 28th, ample time to get tickets for the big show.

The Gold Cup’s sudden success did delay Taylor Swift’s charge for the top. She’s joined by someone also familiar with the neighborhood and looking for a comeback, Bruno Mars. Lil Wayne’s momentum stalled and he drops two spots, landing just above the wrestling ring. The WWE usually pops in this time of year in the run up to the Summerslam PPV.

Here is Bruno in his latest video, providing flashbacks to the sort of video effects I probably thought were cool in the early 80s.

Oh, and don’t forget to comment on how I’m wrong about CONCACAF being the longest pro sports league acronym in the western hemisphere. This is the internet, after all.

The Week in TicketCity Search – The Speedy Spheres Edition

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Week of
June 24th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 3 Justin Bieber
3 - Wimbledon
4 5 Beyoncé
5 - Floyd Mayweather
6 2 Bruno Mars
7 4 Luke Bryan
8 7 Drake
9 6 College World Series
10 - Toby Keith

One Direction’s streak continues with another solid win. No one has posed much of a threat to them, and this week is no different. They racked up twice the clicks as their nearest competitor, the resurgent Mr. Bieber. He doesn’t have too much to complain about, after months in exile in the bottom five, top three results are a refreshing change of pace.

Landing with a big smash, Wimbledon takes third. The Championships got underway earlier this week with some huge upsets. Two time Wimbledon champ and favorite Rafael Nadal lost in the opening round, and defending champ Roger Federer lost in the second round. Local boy Andy Murray is probably liking his odds right about now.

In other smashing news, Floyd Mayweather rounds out the top five thanks to his upcoming bout with Canelo Alvarez. The event is hot, so waiting until September to look for tickets isn’t advised.

After the shake-up at the top, Bruno and Luke end up in the bottom five, where Drake remains, and the College World Series signs off. The UCLA Bruins swept Mississippi State in the final two games for their first CWS win.

To celebrate the Bruins’ win, here’s that song about baseball you’ve all heard before:

The Week in TicketCity Search – Heavy Lies The Crown Big Enough for Five

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Week of
June 17th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 One Direction
2 7 Bruno Mars
3 6 Justin Bieber
4 3 Luke Bryan
5 8 Beyoncé
6 4 College World Series
7 - Drake
8 10 Taylor Swift
9 - SF Giants
10 9 Texas Rangers

After months of third or fourth place, One Direction is not giving up the top spot easily. Bruno is making his play, with a big gain from #7 to land in the #2 spot. Finally, the esteemed Mr. Bieber’s luck is returning, finding himself in the top 3 for the first time in quite a while.

Unfortunately for Luke Bryan, he’s the one who had to make that room. Beyoncé, no stranger to the top herself, gains some momentum to land at #5.

Deep in the heart of it, the College World Series drops to #6. After this weekend’s games, the CWS heads into the home stretch, with the final games on the 24th, 25th, and if needed, the 26th. With a number of the favorites like LSU eliminated early, the finals will be chosen from UCLA, North Carolina, Mississippi State, and Oregon State.

Drake and his recent tour announcement lands at #7 this week. Fresh off a Grammy win, with a new album ready, he’s heading out on the “Would You Like A Tour?” Tour this fall. Judging by these numbers, the answer to that question, is “yes.”

Just put up a Drake vid in the last post, so I’ll be picking a wild card this week. Taylor Swift showed some positive movement, so let’s celebrate with the latest single, which I think is the one where she breaks up with Ed Sheeran: