Elektra recording artist Bruno Mars and Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy/Atlantic recording artist Janelle MonÃ¡e have announced plans for a major North American co-headlining tour, â€œHooligans in Wondaland,â€ this May and June. Atlantic recording artist Plan B will also join the tour on select dates. Full tour dates, locations and lineups will be announced soon.
Whatâ€™s more, fans will get a chance to purchase presale tickets and presale ticket bundles that come with a meet & greet with Bruno or early entry into the venue along with a membership in the official Bruno Mars fan club launching later this spring. Fans of Janelle will also be able to purchase presale tickets and presale ticket bundles that come with a meet & greet with Janelle, a Best of Janelle digital EP, signed poster and commemorative laminate. Complete presale information for both artists will be available beginning Wednesday, February 16th at www.brunomars.com and www.jmonae.com.
Both Mars and MonÃ¡e were among the top stars at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, performing a medley of their hits alongside Rebel Rock Entertainment/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist B.o.B. Their critically acclaimed performance received a rousing standing ovation. Additionally, singer/songwriter/producer Bruno Mars was one of the nightâ€™s big winners, taking home the â€œBest Male Pop Vocal Performanceâ€ trophy for his 3x RIAA platinum certified debut single, â€œJust The Way You Are.â€
Pre-production is currently underway on the companion video for Marsâ€™ next single, â€œThe Lazy Song.â€ The clip will be filmed in Los Angeles later this week.
Mars â€“ who will be among the stars performing at next weekendâ€™s 2011 NBA All-Star Pregame Show, slated to air live on TNT on Sunday, February 20th at 7PM ET (check local listings) â€“ has received an array of rapturous press coverage in recent weeks, including a cover appearance on the February/March issue of Vibe as well as key features in The New Yorker and the Los Angeles Times.
A charming and charismatic live performer, Mars will get ready for the â€œHooligans In Wondaland Tourâ€ with a hugely anticipated European itinerary. Set to begin in early March, the trek features sold out shows in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, where his breakthrough debut album, â€œDOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS,â€ has just received platinum certification.
Along with last nightâ€™s Grammys triumph, Mars has just been nominated for a 2011 Nickelodeon Kidâ€™s Choice Award for â€œFavorite Male Singer.â€ The nod joins a long list of recent honors, including a 2011 BRIT Award nomination as â€œBest International Maleâ€ and a pair of nominations for the upcoming 42nd NAACP Image Awards. Bruno was named in the â€œBest New Artistâ€ category, while fellow Elektra artist Cee Lo Greenâ€™s â€œForget Youâ€ (penned and produced by Marsâ€™ in-demand production team, The Smeezingtons) was nominated for â€œOutstanding Song.â€ The 42ndNAACP Image Awards will be presented during a live telecast airing on Friday, March 4th on FOX at 8PM ET.
â€œGrenade,â€ Marsâ€™ second consecutive #1 hit single following â€œJust The Way You Are,â€ remains a worldwide smash hit, currently standing at #1 on Billboardâ€™s â€œPop Songsâ€ chart as well as at #2 on the overall â€œHot 100.â€ The 3x platinum certified track â€“ which is, of course, featured on â€œDOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANSâ€ â€“ is also included on the new digital EP, â€œTHE GRENADE SESSIONS,â€ a four-track collection compiling rare remixes by Passion Pit and The Hooligans, as well as an exclusive acoustic rendition. The EP is available at all leading DSPs, including Brunoâ€™s own official webstore, located at brunomars.hasawebstore.com.