Bruno Mars and the 24K Magic Tour are headed to Las Vegas soon and the excitement is building. This tour is already well underway and has proven to be one of the biggest events of the year. Mars is scheduled to play at the T-Mobile Arena on December 30th and 31st to close out the year and welcome in 2019 with a dramatic conclusion (Photo credit: Kai Z Feng / Image courtesy of Atlantic Records).
Tickets are going fast for this show, but there are still some available. If you’ve wanted to catch a concert and you’re planning on being in Vegas during this time, this is one of the most highly anticipated shows of 2018—and there’s still a chance to get in to see it.
Maybe you’ve already caught a Bruno Mars show before. The 24K Magic Tour is not his first set of shows. Mars first started touring with Maroon 5 back in 2010, opening up shows for the band. Within a couple years, he had made a big enough name for himself that he was headlining his own shows. The Doo-Wops and Hooligans Tour kicked off in 2010 and carried over into 2012. Mars was just hitting it big in his career, and the tour saw a lot of cover songs, like “Billie Jean,” which was originally written and performed by Michael Jackson.
In 2013, the Moonshine Jungle Tour started, featuring a more seasoned and more well-known Bruno Mars headlining the show. “Treasure” was a big hit during this time and had a prominent place within the show. There were also a couple high profile covers in this tour, including R. Kelly’s “Ignition” and Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”
By the time this tour ended, Mars was one of the most popular performers in the U.S. Today, he is even more popular, and 24K Magic has become one of the top-rated tours of the recent few months.
The 24K Magic Tour has some defining features that makes it stand heads and shoulders above the Bruno Mars shows of the past. Hits like “Treasure” and “Just the Way You Are” continue to see a lot of playing time for Mars, but newer songs, like “Uptown Funk,” “24K Magic,” and “Chunky” have also been added to the set list. Of course, each show is a little different. Industry experts expect Mars to have one of the most exciting conclusions to his tour as he wraps up the 24K Magic Tour in Vegas.
StubHub ranked 24K Magic as the most popular and best-selling show of 2017. As buzz grew, 2018 did not see any sort of slow down. As 2018 closes out, Bruno Mars tickets continue to be one of the hottest commodities.
Ciara, Charlie Wilson, Ella Mai, and the legendary Boyz II Men have played with Mars on many of the North American dates during the current tour. So far, the show has made over $300 million in box office revenue. That number is still growing.
The Magic Continues
In fact, you might even have caught some of the 24K Magic Tour already. It started back in 2017 and is still working toward the finishing stretch. Even with its longevity, it continues to be one of the hottest tickets in the U.S. If you haven’t caught a show yet, there’s still time to get tickets.
For a brief while, Bruno Mars had a residency set up at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Although this ended in 2014, it was recent enough that the city has a huge number of fans. As his tour heads into the city again, you can bet that this will be one of the biggest events of the year. In a city renowned for its amazing stage productions, that’s really saying a lot.
What’s next for Bruno Mars? Well, that’s hard to say. He’s been on tour for almost two years, and there’s a good chance that he will go out on tour again in the future, but there are no guarantees. That’s why this last leg of the tour is such a big deal. Bruno Mars might tour again in the near future, it might be several years down the road, or it might be never. This might be your last chance.
There might even be another album on the way. A lot of artists write while they’re on the road, and Bruno Mars has certainly spent a lot of time out on the road lately. Again, this is a little bit of conjecture, but it also makes a lot of sense. That’s good news for his fans. His last two albums were phenomenal, and there’s a strong chance that future music will continue in the same vein. If you are a fan, this can be an uncertain time as we wait to see what the next steps are for Bruno Mars and his band, but it’s also a really exciting time. Whatever is in store for him, us fans are likely to be the ones that benefit the most from it.
Luckily, there are a lot of tickets left for the show dates in Vegas. Even though Bruno Mars is one of the biggest names in music, you can still grab tickets for you and your friends. They won’t be easy to get, but they’re out there. It will be a New Year’s Eve party that will never be forgotten, in one of the most exciting cities in the world.