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Bruno Mars to play Hollywood Bowl

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After bringing his shimmering brand of old-school pizazz to the Super Bowl, Bruno Mars will head back out on the road.

The performer will launch the next leg of his current Moonshine Jungle tour with a 40-date trek across North America.

Pharrell, who coolly ruled 2013 and has a slot at Coachella this year, is set to support Mars on a handful of dates. Aloe Blacc, whose star power got a jolt of lightning courtesy of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up,” will largely support Mars on the road.

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Mars will kick off the tour with a two-night stint of homecoming shows in Honolulu starting April 18. The singer will return to L.A. with a two-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl on May 31 and June 1. Pharrell will play both nights at the Bowl.  

Mars packed Staples Center for two sold-out nights this summer with the tour that showed the singer-songwriter at the top of his game. It was arena-worthy thrills without some of the go-to frills that his peers often rely on to fill seats (forget backup dancers and acrobatics, Mars and his spectacularly charming eight-piece band did all of the heavy lifting onstage).

In his review, Times writer Mikael Wood’s wrote: “In its boundless energy and seemingly effortless precision, Mars’ performance is about performance itself -- about how giving yourself over to show business can actually serve as a kind of liberating force. The harder he played, the easier it appeared to get.”

Tickets for the new dates, including Hollywood Bowl, go on sale Feb. 3.

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