One of the highlights of this past Sunday’s Grammy Awards ceremony was, without a doubt, the joint performance from smooth Hawaii-bred crooner Bruno Mars and Georgia space-funk cadet Janelle Monae, who wowed with not just their songs — but their stage presence. And this spring the duo are teaming up and hitting the road, bringing their flair to a stage near you. See the complete dates below.
The trek — dubbed “Hooligans in Wondaland” after Bruno’s new album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, and Monae’s Atlanta crew, the Wondaland Arts Society, and a song from her superb album, The ArchAndroid — will kick off May 4 in New York City and hit all four corners of the U.S., from Seattle to Florida, Boston to Los Angeles, and in between before closing out in Phoenix on June 15.
Like-minded artists Plan B and Mayer Hawthorne & the Country will come along on select dates to open the show (their dates noted below). Pre-sales for fans will begin tomorrow (Feb. 17) via both Brunomars.com and Jmonae.com; general ticket sales begin on February 26.
Want more on Mars and Monae? To read a Q&A with 25-year-old songwriter extraordinaire Mars — who also co-wrote B.o.B.’s “Nothin’ On You,” Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire,” Cee Lo’s “Fuck You,” and rapper K’naan’s World Cup anthem “Wavin’ Flag” with his production crew the Smeezingtons — click here.
To watch videos, read reviews, and more from Monae, click here.
Will you lace up your dancin’ shoes and see Mars and Monae’s tour this spring? Tell us in the comment section below.
Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae tour dates:
5/4, New York, NY (Roseland Ballroom)*
5/7, Boston, MA (Agganis Arena) *
5/8, Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Ctr.) *
5/10, Atlanta, GA (Fox Theatre) *
5/11, Miami Beach, FL (Fillmore Miami Beach) *
5/17, Grand Prarie, TX (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie) *
5/18, Houston, TX (Reliant Arena) *
5/20, Montgomery, AL (Jubliee CityFest) *
5/22, Windsor, ON (Caesars Windsor) *
5/24, Milwaukee, WI (Eagles Ballroom) *
5/25, St. Paul, MN (Roy Wilkins Auditorium) *
5/27, Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom) *
5/28, Kansas City, MO (Uptown Theatre) **
5/29, Broomfield, CO (1st Bank Center) **
5/30, Oren, UT (McKay Events Center) **
6/2, Seattle, WA (WAMU Theater @ Qwest Field) **
6/3, Vancouver, BC (Rogers Arena) **
6/4, Portland, OR (Roseland Theatre) **
6/7, Reno, NV (Grand Sierra Resort & Casino) **
6/8, San Francisco, CA (Bill Graham Civic Auditiorium) **
6/10, Coachella, CA (Spotlight 29 Casino) **
6/11, Del Mar, CA (San Diego County Fair) **
6/12, Universal City, CA (Gibson Amphitheatre) **
6/15, Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theatre) **
* w/ Plan B
** w/ Mayer Hawthorne & the Country