SOURCE: Atlantic Records

February 02, 2014 20:53 ET

Bruno Mars Smashes the Stage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show; Tickets for "Moonshine Jungle World Tour" Go on Sale Tomorrow, February 3rd; Mars' Grammy Award-Winning Album "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX" Officially Certified Double Platinum

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 2, 2014) - Bruno Mars made history tonight as he took the stage at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show as the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole NFL Super Bowl Halftime headliner.

The multi-platinum, multi- GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter/producer/musician opened the show with a rousing drum solo on a kit designed to honor his late mother, Bernadette Hernandez. The artwork was modeled after Bruno's arm tattoo dedicated to his mom.

Mars and his eight-piece band, The Hooligans, were dressed from head-to-toe in clothes created custom Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane.

Mars acted as musical director behind this epic performance, which included upbeat, energetic deliveries of multiple hits from his catalogue including "Locked Out Of Heaven," "Treasure" and "Runaway Baby."

The Red Hot Chili Peppers then took the stage to perform their unforgettable song "Give It Away," as Bruno's special guests. Mars invited the Red Hot Chili Peppers to join him on the Pepsi Super Bowl Half Time stage in August 2013, prior to being announced as the halftime performer. Mars said the Red Hot Chili Peppers were the first name he thought of to join him because they are a "soulful" band who is "passionate about creating music and performing."

The historical halftime spectacular also included a special video package honoring men and women of the United States Armed Forces, capturing personalized messages for their loved ones.

Mars ended the performance with a powerful solo rendition of his GRAMMY® Award-winning No. 1 single "Just The Way You Are," standing midfield, backed by the biggest firework display in NFL Super Bowl history.

Tomorrow, February 3rd at 10am local time, tickets for Mars' eagerly anticipated additional leg of his blockbuster "Moonshine Jungle World Tour" will go on sale at The acclaimed trek will hit arenas and amphitheaters across North America throughout summer 2014, with dates getting underway May 27th at Fresno's Save Mart Center (see attached itinerary). The global superstar will be joined by special guest Pharrell Williams in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. In addition, Aloe Blacc will join the bill as supporting act on multiple dates.

Last Sunday night at the 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, Mars added a second statue to his collection, taking home the award for "Best Pop Vocal Album" for his blockbuster second album, "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX." What's more, the acclaimed album has been officially certified Double-Platinum in the United States by the R.I.A.A. for sales in excess of 2 million.

Billboard's 2013 Artist of the Year, Bruno Mars is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician. With 130 million singles sold worldwide, the 18-time GRAMMY® Award nominee and winner has made music history more than once, including such milestones as scoring his first five Billboard "Hot 100" chart-toppers faster than any male solo artist since Elvis Presley. In addition to his two acclaimed multi-platinum albums -- 2010's "DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS" and 2012's "UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX," of which share a combined certification total of 74x platinum worldwide -- Mars has logged an extraordinary catalogue spanning 22 "Hot 100" hits, marking his numerous gifts as singer, songwriter, musician, and producer.

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^ Features special guest Pharrell Williams
* Supported by Aloe Blacc
Date Market Venue
Friday, April 18, 2014 Honolulu, HI Blaisdell Arena
Saturday, April 19, 2014 Honolulu, HI Blaisdell Arena
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center *
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena *
Saturday, May 31, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl ^
Sunday, June 01, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl ^
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 Tulsa, OK BOK Center *
Friday, June 06, 2014 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum *
Saturday, June 07, 2014 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena *
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 North Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena *
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Birmingham, AL Birmingham Jefferson County Civic Center Arena *
Friday, June 13, 2014 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena *
Saturday, June 14, 2014 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena *
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena *
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills *
Friday, June 20, 2014 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre *
Saturday, June 21, 2014 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center *
Monday, June 23, 2014 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center *
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest *
Friday, June 27, 2014 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena *
Saturday, June 28, 2014 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena *
Monday, June 30, 2014 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center *
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Boston, MA TD Garden *
Saturday, July 05, 2014 Birmingham, UK Wireless Festival
Sunday, July 06, 2014 London, UK Wireless Festival
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre *
Friday, July 11, 2014 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live *
Saturday, July 12, 2014 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Pavilion *
Monday, July 14, 2014 New York, NY Madison Square Garden ^
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 New York, NY Madison Square Garden ^
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center *
Friday, July 18, 2014 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena *
Sunday, July 20, 2014 Albany, NY Times Union Center *
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Montreal, QC Bell Centre ^
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Centre ^
Saturday, July 26, 2014 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre ^
Saturday, August 02, 2014 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Sunday, August 03, 2014 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Friday, August 08, 2014 Squamish, BC Squamish Valley Music Festival
Saturday, August 09, 2014 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheater
Monday, August 11, 2014 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Arena
Thursday, August 14, 2014 Stateline, NV Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena
Friday, August 15, 2014 San Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose
Sunday, August 17, 2014 Englewood, CO Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
Saturday, August 30, 2014 Curaçao Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Mexico City, MX Arena Ciudad de Mexico
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 Mexico City, MX Arena Ciudad de Mexico
Friday, September 05, 2014 Monterrey, MX Arena Monterrey
Saturday, September 06, 2014 Monterrey, MX Arena Monterrey

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