By JO ERLINDA GABOT
The loss of Justin Bieber in the local concert circuit is a win for Emmy award winning artist Bruno Mars.
This as the Filipino American from Hawaii announced he is coming back to the Philippines on May 3, 2018 in a concert at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
The concert is the singer’s third visit in the country. He first performed in April 2011 in Cebu, followed by a concert in Manila in 2014 as part of his “The Moonshine Jungle” world tour.
His visit in 2018 is part of his “24k Magic World Tour.
The tour, which kicked off last March in Europe, is in support of Mars’ latest album of the same tour name, with three hit singles so far: “Versace on the Floor,” “That’s What I Like,” and the title track.
The half-Filipino singer and songwriter whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, now 31, is behind latest hit “Versace on the Floor” and well-loved songs “Just the Way You Are” and “That’s What I Like”.
Concert promoter Music Management International (MMI Live) said tickets will go on sale starting on Sept. 7 via SM Tickets.
The 24K Magic World Tour is the third concert tour by the Grammy Award winning popstar, to support his album 24K Magic (2016). It began March 28, at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, and will conclude at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on May 9, 2018.
Meanwhile, 24K Magic, the album, has been consistently on top of the charts, with songs like “24K Magic,” “Versace on The Floor,” and “That’s What I Like.”
The 31-year old Filipino-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter rose to fame for his early hits “Just The Way You Are,” “Marry You,” “The Lazy Song,” and “Grenade.” His other hits include “Uptown Funk” and “Versace on the Floor.”