Odyssey date for Bruno Mars

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BRUNO Mars has unveiled details of his hugely anticipated world tour.

The Moonshine Jungle World Tour gets underway on June 22 in Washington DC with the European leg kicking off on October 2 in Belfast.

Mars is undoubtedly among contemporary pop’s most gifted and compelling artists.

And with global sales currently certified at 40-times platinum and over 50 million singles sold worldwide, the 14-time Grammy Award nominee has fully proven himself as a true superstar.

Debut album Doo-wops & Hooligans was greeted with both popular success and critical acclaim, fueled by a remarkable string of hit singles, including the multi-platinum No.1 smashes ‘Just The Way You Are’ and ‘Grenade’; the album instantly confirmed Mars as a major force in modern pop music.

Mars soon racked up a remarkable record of prestigious international awards and nominations, with victories including a Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Grammy Award (for ‘Just The Way You Are’), an American Music Award for Pop or Rock Music/Favorite Male Artist, a 2012 Brit Award (for International Male Solo Artist), two Teen Choice Awards, a 2012 People’s Choice Award (for Favorite Male Artist), a Soul Train Music Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards, two MTV Music Awards Japan, a BT Digital Music Award, an ECHO Award, and multiple 2011 Billboard Awards including Top Male Hot 100 Artist of the Year.

The announcement of ‘The Moonshine Jungle World Tour’ comes just as ‘When I Was Your Man’ – the latest single from Mars’ sophomore album, Unorthodox Jukebox has exploded into the top 10.

The album once again sees Mars melding a multitude of musical approaches to create his own distinctive sound.

Mars recently led a breathtaking performance on the 55th Annual Grammy Awards fronting an all-star tribute to Bob Marley alongside the likes of Sting and Rihanna, which marked the Grammy-winner’s third consecutive year to perform on the acclaimed show.

The European leg of Bruno Mars’ Moonshine Jungle World Tour kicks off at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on October 2.

Tickets, priced from £39. go on sale at 9am on Friday, March 1 from Ticketmaster outlets and online from www.ticketmaster.ie