Bruno Mars brings 'Moonshine Jungle' tour to the Midwest

Posted By KATE STANTON,  |  July 11, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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Bruno Mars, the 27-year-old singer who first hit the charts in 2010, has spent the last three years rolling out hit single after hit single, The Detroit News pointed out Thursday, from "Nothin' On You" to "Treasure."

"Treasure," off only his second album, "Unorthodox Jukebox," currently sits in the eighth position on Billboard's Hot 100.

On Thursday night, the Hawaii native is taking his well-received "Moonshine Jungle" tour to Detroit, having recently performed to sold out crowds in Columbus, Toronto, Montreal and Boston.

Mars kicked off his tour in Washington, D.C., last month, with Michael Jackson-esque visual effects and jazzy renditions of "Treasure."

Writing for the Columbus Dispatch, Kevin Joy remarked that Mars' performance of "When I Was Your Man" gave him "goosebumps."

"Mars’s ecstatic 95-minute set was that rarest of arena shows: a concert that is surely plotted to the nth degree, and yet elevated by a feeling of liberation," the Montreal Gazette wrote.

From the players’ dexterous moves to the extreme charisma of Mars’s band breakdowns, just about everything was exactly right, but the performance rarely came off as calculated. The musicians were revelling as much as the audience in the joy of immaculate pop/soul/R&B/whatever else Mars feels like doing.

With help from opener Ellie Goulding, Mars heads to Chicago on Saturday.

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