BRUNO MARS’ “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX” ASCENDS TO NO.1 ON THE BILLBOARD 200

By on March 6, 2013

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photo credit: Kai Z. Feng

“UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX,” the blockbuster new album from Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars, has ascended to #1 on the Billboard 200, marking the GRAMMY® winner’s first #1 album in the U.S. The critically acclaimed album has also been certified platinum by the RIAA, commemorating sales in excess of 1 million. “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX” also received platinum certifications in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, France, Canada and Ireland.

The platinum certifications come as “When I Was Your Man” – the latest hit single from “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX” – has ascended to the #3 spot on Billboard’s “Hot 100.” The single follows the album’s sensational first single, “Locked Out Of Heaven,” which held the #1 position for six consecutive weeks earlier this year and continues to stand tall in the top 10 after 21 weeks on the chart.

The success of “When I Was Your Man” represents yet another milestone for Mars, making it his 11th song to pass 1 million downloads – all since his arrival on the scene just three short years ago. The GRAMMY®-winning superstar can now lay claim to a truly remarkable statistic, marking over 100 million singles sold worldwide in his role as both solo artist and as chart-topping writer/producer/featured performer.

“UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX” can rightfully be called a global phenomenon, with platinum certification in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom, where it exploded to the top spot on the album charts upon its initial release, making history as Britain’s fastest selling solo album of 2012. The extraordinary accomplishment of “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX” follows the equivalent popularity of Mars’ now classic 2010 debut, “DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS,” which also entered the charts at #1 and soon proved the UK’s third best-selling album of 2011.

All this comes as Mars gets ready to embark on his sold out worldwide arena tour, which started going on sale last week. Several dates of “The Moonshine Jungle Tour” in both North America and Europe sold out within minutes, including two nights at Los Angeles’ Staples Center and two nights at Denver’s notorious Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Other cities that sold out soon after being announced include New York, London, Paris, Dublin and Madrid.  Due to overwhelming demand, additional seats will be made available on select dates throughout the tour. More tour dates have also been added due to demand, including second shows in Toronto and London. Twenty-five dates for the tour will go on sale this Friday, March 8th (see attached itinerary). Special guests on select dates of the North American leg include Ellie Goulding and newly signed Elektra recording group Fitz and the Tantrums. Support for the European tour dates will be announced soon.

For additional news and information, please visit: www.brunomars.com,   http://www.facebook.com/thatbrunomars, www.youtube.com/brunomars, and twitter.com/BRUNOMARS.

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BRUNO MARS

THE MOONSHINE JUNGLE WORLD TOUR

*on sale March 8th

**new date added due to demand

 

NORTH AMERICA

Date Market Venue Support Act
Saturday, June 22, 2013 – SOLD OUT Washington D.C. Verizon Center Fitz and the Tantrums
Monday, June 24, 2013 – limited tickets available Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center Fitz and the Tantrums
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 – limited tickets available Boston, MA TD Garden Fitz and the Tantrums
Thursday, June 27, 2013* Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena Fitz and the Tantrums
Saturday, June 29, 2013 – SOLD OUT New York, NY Barclays Center Fitz and the Tantrums
Monday, July 01, 2013 – SOLD OUT Newark, NJ Prudential Center Ellie Goulding
Tuesday, July 02, 2013* Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center Ellie Goulding
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 – SOLD OUT Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre Ellie Goulding
Friday, July 05, 2013* Montreal, QC Bell Centre Ellie Goulding
Saturday, July 06, 2013* ** Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre Ellie Goulding
Monday, July 08, 2013 Quebec City, QC Le Festival D’été De Québec Ellie Goulding
Wednesday, July 10, 2013* Columbus, OH Value City Arena Ellie Goulding
Thursday, July 11, 2013* Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills Ellie Goulding
Saturday, July 13, 2013 – SOLD OUT Chicago, IL United Center Ellie Goulding
Sunday, July 14, 2013* Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Ellie Goulding
Wednesday, July 17, 2013* Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome Ellie Goulding
Thursday, July 18, 2013* Edmonton, AB Rexall Place Ellie Goulding
Saturday, July 20, 2013* Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena Ellie Goulding
Sunday, July 21, 2013* Seattle, WA Key Arena Ellie Goulding
Monday, July 22, 2013* Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena Ellie Goulding
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 – SOLD OUT Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Arena Ellie Goulding
Thursday, July 25, 2013 – SOLD OUT San Jose, CA HP Pavilion Ellie Goulding
Saturday, July 27, 2013 – SOLD OUT Los Angeles, CA Staples Center Ellie Goulding
Sunday, July 28, 2013 – SOLD OUT Los Angeles, CA Staples Center Ellie Goulding
Tuesday, July 30, 2013* San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center Ellie Goulding
Wednesday, July 31, 2013* Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center Ellie Goulding
Friday, August 02, 2013* Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center Fitz and the Tantrums
Saturday, August 03, 2013 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Fitz and the Tantrums
Monday, August 05, 2013 – SOLD OUT Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater Ellie Goulding
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 – SOLD OUT Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater Ellie Goulding
Thursday, August 08, 2013* St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center Ellie Goulding
Friday, August 09, 2013* Kansas City, MO Sprint Center Ellie Goulding
Saturday, August 10, 2013 – limited tickets available Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena Ellie Goulding
Monday, August 12, 2013* Dallas, TX American Airlines Center Ellie Goulding
Wednesday, August 14, 2013* Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center Ellie Goulding
Thursday, August 15, 2013 Houston, TX Toyota Center Ellie Goulding
Saturday, August 17, 2013 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena Fitz and the Tantrums
Sunday, August 18, 2013* Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center Fitz and the Tantrums
Monday, August 19, 2013* Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse Fitz and the Tantrums
Wednesday, August 21, 2013* Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena Fitz and the Tantrums
Thursday, August 22, 2013* Atlanta, GA Philips Arena Fitz and the Tantrums
Tuesday, August 27, 2013** Orlando, FL Amway Center Fitz and the Tantrums
Wednesday, August 28, 2013* Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum Fitz and the Tantrums
Friday, August 30, 2013* Miami, FL American Airlines Arena Fitz and the Tantrums
Sunday, September 1, 2013 San Juan, PR Coliseo de Puerto Rico TBA
       

 

EUROPE

Date City Country Venue
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Belfast NI The Odyssey Arena
Thursday, October 3, 2013 – SOLD OUT Dublin EIRE The O2
Saturday, October 5, 2013 – SOLD OUT Manchester UK Manchester Arena
Sunday, October 6, 2013 – SOLD OUT Glasgow UK Hydro
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 – SOLD OUT London UK O2 Arena
Wednesday, October 9, 2013** London UK O2 Arena
Friday, October 11, 2013 – SOLD OUT Birmingham UK NIA Arena
Saturday, October 12, 2013 – SOLD OUT Sheffield UK Motorpoint Arena
Monday, October 14, 2013 – SOLD OUT Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – SOLD OUT Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
Thursday, October 17, 2013 – SOLD OUT Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
Friday, October 18, 2013 – SOLD OUT Luxembourg Luxembourg Rockhal
Sunday, October 20, 2013 Mannheim Germany SAP Arena
Monday, October 21, 2013 Stuttgart Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
Thursday, October 24, 2013 Vienna Austria Stadthalle
Saturday, October 26, 2013 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
Monday, October 28, 2013 Berlin Germany O2 World
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Hamburg Germany O2 World
Thursday, October 31, 2013 Copenhagen Denmark Forum
Saturday, November 2, 2013 Oslo Norway Spektrum
Sunday, November 3, 2013 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
Thursday, November 7, 2013 Budapest Hungary Papp Laszlo Budapest Sport Arena
Saturday, November 9, 2013 Dusseldorf Germany ISS Dome
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Marseilles France Le Dome
Friday, November 15, 2013 – SOLD OUT Madrid Spain Palacio  Vistalegre
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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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