February 12, 2018

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Bruno Mars and Cardi B Are Going on Tour Together

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Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS

Update (2/12): Bruno Mars has finally unveiled the actual dates for the finale of his 24k Magic tour, which will return to some of America's biggest cities in September and October 2018. The 11-time GRAMMY winner is hitting cities like Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Newark, and New York City twice, and he's wrapping the tour in Los Angeles with four shows at the Staples Center, which is a fantastic way to conclude what will surely be one of his most successful showings.

Update (2/5): Just as he teased, Bruno Mars has announced another U.S. leg of his seemingly never-ending 24k Magic tour, and just as he promised, he's bringing Cardi B along for the party. The pairing just revealed the handful of concerts they'll perform together, and tickets go on sale on February 16. Dates haven't been revealed yet, but the run is set to hit Boston, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Nashville, Newark, New York City, Philadelphia, St. Paul, Toronto and Tulsa.

Bruno gave the final go-ahead on Twitter, where he confirmed the "finale," as he's calling his newest trek.

Original Story (2/2): Just when things looked like they couldn’t get any better for Bruno Mars and those who love him, he’s hinted (not so subtly, either) that he’s planning on taking a victory lap, and he’s bringing his “lil sis” Cardi B with him.

The pop crooner took to Twitter to tell his fans that he wants to extend his 24k Magic tour by bringing it back to the U.S. for another leg, which immediately riled up his millions of fans, who are now excited about another potential chance to see their favorite kill it live.

As if the news that more U.S. tour dates were coming wasn't thrilling enough, Mars also revealed that this time around, he’ll be joined by Cardi B, who is arguably the hottest new act in music today. The two recently scored a massive hit with their reworked “Finesse,” which serves as the fourth proper single off his 2016 album 24k Magic. The track bolted up the charts once Cardi added a verse and appeared in the video, and the two just stormed that stage at the GRAMMYs and promoted it further.

Bruno’s tour extension serves as something of a celebration of his recent sweep at the GRAMMYs, where he surprised many by collecting three of the four major prizes. 24k Magic won Album of the Year, while his hit singles “That’s What I Like” and “24k Magic” took home Song and Record of the Year, respectively. He wasn’t selected by most predicting the champions as the probable winner in those verticals, but now that he has them to his name, there’s certainly reason to continue playing those songs on the road, especially if he can keep selling tickets.

Mars’ 24k Magic tour began in March 2017, when he played many cities in Europe. After that, he spent the summer and fall crossing the U.S. and Canada, and he’s also played several shows in Latin and South America. Incredibly, the tour is scheduled to continue into July 2018, as he still has dozens of concerts slated for Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and then he heads back to Europe!

By the time he finishes the outing, he will have played just under 175 shows, and now that he’s planning on adding more, the 24k Magic tour could pass 200 stagings and become almost a two-year endeavor, which is incredible for any production. These are the final dates for Mars' latest endeavor.

Sept. 7 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 8 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 11 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Sept. 15 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Sept. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 22 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Sept. 23 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Sept. 27 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Sept. 28 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Oct. 1 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Oct. 2 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Oct. 4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Oct. 5 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Oct. 7 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Oct. 11 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Oct. 14 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Oct. 15 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Oct. 20 - Austin, TX @ Circuit of the Americas
Oct. 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Oct. 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Oct. 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center
Oct. 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center

In addition to being one of the most successful artists in the world, Bruno Mars is one of the funniest, which you can tell from his interview outtakes below.

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