Bruno Mars 2017 World Tour all details below

– The Magic Starts on March 28 in Antwerp, Belgium with Over 85 Shows Lined Up Across Both Continents Through The End of 2017 –

– Massive World Tour, Produced By Live Nation, To Support Release Of Bruno Mars’ New Album, 24K Magic, Set For Release On November 18 On Atlantic Records –
– Tickets Go On Sale Monday, November 21 –

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Grammy Award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer/director/musician, Bruno Mars, revealed details behind his massive upcoming global headline tour – The 24K Magic World Tour (pronounced twenty-four karat magic world tour). The magic will begin March 28 at Antwerp, Belgium’sSportpalais and will travel throughout Europe through June with shows set in London, Paris, Madrid, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin and more. The North American leg will follow kicking off July 15 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and then visit over 45 cities across the US and Canada before culminating with a four-night stand at The Forum in Los Angeles. A full list of dates is below. For complete details, please visit The 24K Magic World Tour official homepage at Tickets for The 24K Magic World Tour, produced by Live Nation, go on sale on Monday, November 21.


The 24K Magic World Tour marks Mars’ first full-length tour since 2013’s hugely successful Moonshine Jungle World Tour, an international blockbuster that sold 2 million tickets worldwide across 155 sold-out dates.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Antwerp, BE Sportpaleis
Friday, March 31, 2017 Lille, FR Stade Pierre Mauroy
Monday, April 3, 2017 Madrid, ES BarclayCard Center
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Lisbon, PT MEO Arena
Friday, April 7, 2017 Barcelona, ES Palau Sant Jordi
Saturday, April 8, 2017 Montpellier, FR Montpellier Arena
Monday, April 10, 2017 Cologne, DE Lanxess Arena
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Glasgow, UK SSE Hydro
Saturday, April 15, 2017 Liverpool, UK Echo Arena
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 London, UK O2 Arena
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 London, UK O2 Arena
Monday, April 24, 2017 Birmingham, UK BarclayCard Arena
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Nottingham, UK Motorpoint Arena
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Dublin, IE 3Arena
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Manchester, UK Manchester Arena
Friday, May 5, 2017 Leeds, UK First Direct Arena
Saturday, May 6, 2017 Sheffield, UK Sheffield Arena
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
Friday, May 12, 2017 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion
Sunday, May 14, 2017 Munich, DE Olympiahalle
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Copenhagen, DK Royal Arena
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Stockholm, SE Ericsson Globe Arena
Monday, May 22, 2017 Helsinki, FI Hartwall Arena
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Oslo, NO Telenor
Friday, May 26, 2017 Berlin, DE Mercedes Benz Arena
Thursday, June 1, 2017 Frankfurt, DE Festhalle
Saturday, June 3, 2017 Vienna, AT Stadthalle
Monday, June 5, 2017 Paris, FR Accorhotels Arena
Thursday, June 8, 2017 Lyon, FR Halle Tony Garnier
Monday, June 12, 2017 Bologna, IT Unipol Arena
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Geneva, CH Arena Geneva
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Milan, IT Forum

North America

Saturday, July 15, 2017 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Thursday, July 20, 2017 San Jose, CA SAP Center
Sunday, July 23, 2017 Portland, OR Moda Center
Monday, July 24, 2017 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Sunday, July 30, 2017 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
Friday, August 4, 2017 Fargo, ND Fargo Dome
Saturday, August 5, 2017 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Monday, August 7, 2017 Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Saturday, August 12, 2017 Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
Sunday, August 13, 2017 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Chicago, IL United Center
Friday, August 18, 2017 Chicago, IL United Center
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
Thursday, August 24, 2017 Quebec City, QC Centre Videotron
Saturday, August 26, 2017 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Sunday, August 27, 2017 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
Sunday, September 17, 2017 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Friday, September 22, 2017 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
Friday, September 29, 2017 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
Thursday, October 5, 2017 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum
Saturday, October 7, 2017 Boston, MA TD Garden
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
Saturday, October 14, 2017 Orlando, FL Amway Center
Sunday, October 15, 2017 Ft. Lauderdale, FL BB&T Center
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
Saturday, October 21, 2017 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Sunday, October 22, 2017 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Friday, October 27, 2017 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Monday, October 30, 2017 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Thursday, November 2, 2017 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Friday, November 3, 2017 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
Sunday, November 05, 2017 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Friday, November 10, 2017 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
Saturday, November 11, 2017 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

Bruno Mars:
A multiple GRAMMY® Award winner and 20 time GRAMMY® nominee, Bruno Mars has sold over 170 million singles worldwide and over 26 million albums worldwide, affirming him one of the best-selling artists of all time. The critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer, director, musician recently dominated charts with the worldwide smash single, “Uptown Funk.” The RIAA diamond certified smash made history as the longest-leading Billboard “Hot 100” single of the 2010s, and is only the 10th single in the chart’s 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at #1. “Uptown Funk” has received a number of honors, among them three 2016 GRAMMY® Awards, including the coveted “Record of the Year” award. In addition, the “Uptown Funk” companion video received the 2016 MTV Video Music Award for “Best Male Video.”

Mars returned to the Super Bowl Halftime stage this past February to perform alongside Beyoncé and Coldplay. Mars’ historic 2014 performance made NFL history as the second most watched Super Bowl Halftime Show ever, earning a record-breaking total viewership of over 115.3 million, all while being the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole Super Bowl Halftime headliner. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” #1 singles faster than any male artist since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Bruno Mars has now massed an incredible catalog of 35 “Hot 100” hits to date.

The Boss -29 January 2013 -this was the show 3rd night in Cape Town

It was beyond anything I could have imagined, in every aspect, and much much more. The band, the songs, the showmanship, the lyrics, quality, the arrangement, fuckinhell, The Boss!

I think we know where he gets the title from.

We had Mos Def on stage ,We had a wedding proposal on stage and 3 hours of bliss ending with
an acoustic version of Thunder Road -Solo by the Boss

better than U2 yes! -Springsteen

Better than U2 yes!!!

Going again tonight.

When he did No Surrender as the 2nd song as a request via a card board cut out ,I almost bust into tears ..Brought back memories of when my mom passed away in 2001

19 musicians on stage

It was a mind blast.

You did not need lights or shitty dancers this was all about the music and great great songs .

We had rock ,we had blues we had funk it had everything.

The only man who was “Born to Run hits” Bellville tonight -BRUUUUUUUCE Springsteen

Thanks for coming six days latter after my 50th Bruce !

Read the book last year .on my 49th… now seeing him live this week 50th B day present

Rehearsal pic by Joe Lopez from

Bruce Springsteen’s 18th studio album is a portrait of the artist at the top of his 21st-century game

Bruce Springsteen’s 18th studio album is a portrait of the artist at the top of his 21st-century game: rock-soul dynamite and finely drawn pathos bound by familiar, urgent themes (national crisis, private struggle, the daily striving for more perfect union) and the certain-victor’s force in Springsteen’s singing.

High Hopes is also a deep look back over Springsteen’s past decade, his best onstage and record since the first, with a keen eye turned forward. The cumulative effect of this mass of old, borrowed, blue and renewed – covers, recent outtakes and redefining takes on two classics – is retrospect with a cutting edge, running like one of the singer’s epic look-ma-no-set-list gigs: full of surprises, all with a reason for being there.

Much of High Hopes comes from the what-was-he-thinking shelf: unreleased songs cut for albums going back to 2002’s The Rising, revived with freshening parts. It’s hard to see how “Frankie Fell in Love,” a frat-rock riot, and the letter from rock bottom “Down in the Hole” (“My Hometown” with less light) ever got the chop. But Springsteen effectively recasts this material with the folk-soul-gospel-army might of his current E Street big band.

The background-vocal choir puts a literal finishing touch on the warrior-hymn charge of “Heaven’s Wall.” In the gangsters convention “Harry’s Place,” recent E Street recruit Tom Morello fires chain-saw bursts of guitar across meaty peals of sax originally laid down by the late Clarence Clemons. And that’s Danny Federici, who died in 2008, playing organ on “The Wall,” a requiem for one of Springsteen’s Jersey-bar-band mentors, underscoring the singer’s belief in the unbroken chains running through his band.

Springsteen revisits two older songs with dramatic results: the acoustic title track from 1995’s The Ghost of Tom Joad, and “American Skin (41 Shots),” his response to the 1999 killing of Amadou Diallo by New York City police. Morello previously electrified “Tom Joad” with Rage Against the Machine; he is a key trigger in this heaving-Phil Spector detonation as well. Springsteen gives him a verse to sing, adding a younger, strident tension to his own fury, while Morello’s soloing – scouring and elegiac – puts a new exclamation point on the pledge of righteous vengeance, the way Jimi Hendrix forever altered the Armageddon in “All Along the Watchtower.” Morello is on “American Skin” too, but this version is Springsteen’s triumph as a bandleader – sculpting that live force with rich studio textures – and a topical lyricist, mining new headlines (Trayvon Martin, NSA surveillance, the numbing cycle of school shootings) reverberating in there now.

High Hopes starts and ends with covers, a first on a Springsteen studio album. But the title song, a 1990 rebel-folk gallop by the Havalinas, and Suicide’s closing mantra, “Dream Baby Dream,” are fighters’ promises, and they fit Springsteen and this record like weathered boxing gloves. “Give me help/Give me strength/Give a soul a night of fearless sleep,” he demands in the former, in a crusty, arcing howl, like a guy who’s been doing this for a long time and is real tired of asking nice.

METALLICA CAPE TOWN VENUE CHANGE show is for 2 nights at the Bellville Velodrome

Big Concerts announced today that the Cape Town venue for Metallica has changed. Metallica will now perform two nights at the Bellville Velodrome on the 24th and 25th of April 2013 to allow fans a chance of watching Metallica in a dynamic indoor live music setting.

The Johannesburg performance date and venue will not be affected.

As a consequence of this new development, fans that have already purchased tickets to the Cape Town stadium concert will have to exchange their tickets as follows:





1)    All Golden Circle Standing- and Seated ticket holders that purchased their tickets from Computicket for the Cape Town stadium performance must present and exchange their tickets at any Computicket outlet for a new ticket to either one of the performances at the Bellville Velodrome on the 24th or 25th April 2013.

2)    General Admission Standing ticket holders for the Cape Town stadium that purchased their tickets from Computicket are valid for the 24th April 2013 performance at the Bellville Velodrome, and no exchange is required.

3)    All ticket holders that purchased their tickets from Big Concerts through will receive an email with specific instructions on how to exchange their tickets.

Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo collectively known as Metallica, are one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. Metallica have garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.


South African Tour Dates:



Wednesday 24th April 2013 – Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town

Thursday 25th April 2013 – Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town

Saturday 27th April 2013 –FNB Stadium, Johannesburg

Presented by 5FM’s Power Nite of Rock and MK



Ticketing Information:


Tickets on sale now for the Johannesburg show (web, outlets and call centers) – Price from R340 – R850


Tickets on sale now for the Cape Town show (web, outlets and call centers) –Price from R360 – R850.


Tickets available online from, or Computicket.


Rolling Stone Magazine SA has laid down “the gauntlet”. Miles Keylock, the enigmatic leader of South Africa’s most prolific music publication, took time at Music Exchange 2013 to address the vibrant crowd in attendance. Keylock, who looks every bit the “Rock Star”, told the masses that “I am ready to help” and “My door is always open, please come knock on my door”.

The Rolling Stone session at Music Exchange 2013 was surely the highlight inside Day 2 of Music Exchange 2013, Africa’s Premiere Music Conference held in it’s #1 location, The City of Cape Town, South Africa. The conference, in its 3rd year, was an eclectic display of information for the expert and novice alike. Rolling Stone Magazine stole the show on Day 2, with a panel of journalists and executives, dedicated to motivating the music community in SA.

Miles Keylock, the Editor in Chief, and leader of Rolling Stone’s quest to energize the Artist community to reinvent itself, left the conference with his reason; “Its Because I Give a Shit”. And judging by the emergence of Rolling Stone Magazine as the most important music publication in SA history, Keylock’s bold vision is not far

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The Script will be performing for the first time ever in South Africa on 24th June at the Coca-Cola Dome Johannesburg and 26th June at Grand Arena, GrandWest Cape Town.

Irish band The Script will be performing for the first time ever in South Africa on 24th June at the Coca-Cola Dome Johannesburg and 26th June at Grand Arena, GrandWest Cape Town.

It’s been a rags to riches glory ride, an emotional rollercoaster, an all action, all star blockbuster. Three young Dubliners took on the world with music fashioned from the emotional detritus of their own lives raised up by love of pop, rock, hip hop and soul. In two years they notched up a handful of hit singles including ‘We Cry’, ‘Breakeven’ and ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’. Their 2008 debut album ‘The Script’ went to number one in the UK and Ireland and has sold over 2 million sales world-wide.

Highly passionate, sincere and poetically articulate The Script have fielded numerous requests to write for other artists preferring instead to focus on each other. Having caught the eye of Paul McCartney who personally asked The Script to support him on a series of his American stadium shows. They recently won Best Live Performance at the Meteor Awards (beating their mentors U2) who they have also supported on their stadium shows.

Tour Itinerary


Friday 24th June 2011

Coca-Cola Dome

Tickets from R246 –R399

Cape Town

Sunday 26th June 2011

Grand Arena, Grandwest Casino and Entertainment World.

Tickets from R246 –R374

Tickets available from computicket, 0839158000

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“I don’t want to go home,” admits a clearly elated Bono as U2’s Cape Town show draws to an end.

“I don’t want to go home,” admits a clearly elated Bono as U2’s Cape Town show draws to an end.

The feeling – echoed by the capacity crowd – is completely understandable: it’s been a shared evening of rock ‘n roll showmanship, political soapboxing, and surprising intimacy. For all the size of the show – six days to set up; 204 shipping crates of equipment; 32 000 fasteners for the video screen alone – it’s ultimately about the four men at the middle of the 360-degree stage. This spectacle has soul.

Bono puts so much effort into mock charging and mugging at the video cameras and that he needs to catch his breath after the opening salvo that includes ‘Beautiful Day’, ‘I Will Follow’, and ‘Mysterious Ways’. The Edge, who’s played some of these songs for over 30 years, still manages to eke new sounds out of his endless collection of guitars. Laid-back bassist Adam Clayton spends the entire night with a broad grin on his face. And even the forever cool Larry Mullen Jr. breaks his traditional look of pained stoicism as he steps up from his drumkit to bash on a bongo during ‘Crazy Tonight’.

Together they manage to make a tightly rehearsed, carefully calculated show seem playful, even spontaneous. Bono’s joy is obvious as Yvonne Chaka Chaka (not ‘Idols’ judge Mara Louw) joins him for a duet of ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ and ‘Stand By Me’. He acts like a child in a park as he swings from a suspended microphone during the jaggedly dangerous ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me’. He gets intimate with every woman in the audience as he does his familiar slowdance with a fan during ‘In A Little While’. He and Edge mesmerise the die-hard fans with a keening bare-bones performance of all-new song ‘North Star’. He surprisingly plays down his dedication of ‘Pride’ to Nelson Mandela, but effortlessly works the crowd into a frenzy as he wishes Madiba well. And, with his powerful performance of ‘With Or Without You’, he even diverts attention from the mirrorball 50 metres above the stage splashing the stadium in light.

But the human touch also leaves the show open to flaws. ‘City Of Blinding Lights’ doesn’t sound as majestic as it should. ‘Miss Sarajevo’, although still as beautiful as it was in 1995, seems oddly out of place. The ‘Pop’-style dance mix of ‘I’ll Go Crazy’ turns the group into a bunch of 50-something white men trying to be cool. And the recent release of Aung San Suu Kyi has given Bono’s “Free Burma” grandstanding a bit of a knock.

Yet, every time the show seems at risk of losing focus, the group launch into one of their signature songs – ‘Vertigo’, ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’, or ‘One’ (following a video introduction from The Arch) – to remind you that they’re capable of bringing a city to a standstill, even if everyone (even Bono) eventually has to go home.

Contributed by: Nils van der Linden

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