After burning up the stage together at the Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe have announced that they’re taking their show on the road. The retro-pop R&B musicians are combining forces this spring for a co-headlining tour of North America.
The Hooligans in Wondaland Tour launches May 4 at Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY, and concludes more than a month later on June 15 at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, AZ. Two dozen concerts have been confirmed for the venture, which also features support from Plan B (May 4-27) and Mayer Hawthorne & The County (May 28-June 5).
The Mars-Monáe routing includes U.S. performances on May 7 at Agganis Arena in Boston, MA; May 18 at Reliant Arena in Houston, TX; May 27 at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL; June 2 at the WaMu Theater in Seattle, WA; and June 12 at Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, CA.
At least two stops are planned for Canada, as well: May 22 at the Colosseum in Windsor, ON, and June 3 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC.
Public onsales start February 26. Ticketmaster.com lists pre-fee ticket prices between $33 and $37.50 in the tour’s U.S. markets — the sole exception being Milwaukee’s $45 face value. In Canada, ticket prices cover a wider range: C$28 to $C79 in Windsor, and C$35 to C$47 in Vancouver.
Though Mars’ career has followed a more mainstream trajectory, both artists received strong critical acclaim for their debut studio albums in 2010. Monáe dropped “The ArchAndroid” in May last year, debuting at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 and earning a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album.
Likewise, Mars released his debut, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” in October last year. The effort hit a first-week peak of No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and the lead single “Just the Way You Are” earned Mars the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Hooligans in Wondaland Tour itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|May 4||New York, NY||Roseland Ballroom|
|May 7||Boston, MA||Agganis Arena|
|May 9||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|May 10||Atlanta, GA||Fox Theatre|
|May 11||Miami Beach, FL||Fillmore Miami Beach|
|May 17||Grand Prairie, TX||Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie|
|May 18||Houston, TX||Reliant Arena|
|May 20||Montgomery, AL||Montgomery Jubilee Cityfest|
|May 22||Windsor, ON||The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor|
|May 24||Milwaukee, WI||Eagles Ballroom|
|May 25||St. Paul, MN||Roy Wilkins Auditorium|
|May 27||Chicago, IL||Aragon Ballroom|
|May 28||Kansas City, MO||Uptown Theater|
|May 29||Broomfield, CO||1st Bank Center|
|May 30||Orem, UT||McKay Events Center|
|June 2||Seattle, WA||WaMu Theater|
|June 3||Vancouver, BC||Rogers Arena|
|June 4||Portland, OR||Roseland Theater|
|June 7||Reno, NV||Grand Sierra Resort & Casino|
|June 8||San Francisco, CA||Bill Graham Civic Auditorium|
|June 10||Coachella, CA||Spotlight Showroom|
|June 11||Del Mar, CA||San Diego County Fair|
|June 12||Universal City, CA||Gibson Amphitheater|
|June 15||Phoenix, AZ||Comerica Theatre|