Bruno Mars definitely knows how to make a good first impression.
The acclaimed singer performed his very first concert for fans in Singapore late last month. Judging from some of the reviews that popped up online following the show, the guy left his fans eager for more.
Instead of spending a lot of time of goofy theatrics or bizarre on-stage rants, Bruno Mars and his band were completely focused on the music. According to Senatus, the charismatic performer didn’t waste any time diving into such tunes as “Natalie” and “Moonshine.” In short: He gave the approximately 11,000 fans in attendance precisely what they wanted.
The website explained in its review of the show:
“The American singer was charming, breaking out into his megawatt smile as he addressed the Singapore audience, and was reminiscent of a young Michael Jackson with smooth moves, mixed in with soul-reggae, funk-soul style as he churned out hits like ‘Treasure,’ ‘The Lazy Song,’ ‘Nothing On You,’ and what he admits is his most emotionally difficult song to perform, ‘When I was Your Man.'”
Channel News Asia points out that the singer seemed filled to overflowing with boundless energy. He reportedly moved effortlessly from one tune to the next, keeping the momentum going strong all the way till the very end. He also interacted with the audience every chance he got, something his fans clearly seemed to enjoy.
Han Wei Chou wrote in his assessment of the performance:
“He continued to work the crowd, gyrated to the beat of his music during his faster numbers and showed off his strong vocals during his slower ones like the moving ‘When I Was Your Man.’ Mars and his band seemed to feed off the energy of one another to keep the party going. It is mind-boggling how the members of his band can play their instruments and perform synchronised dance moves with Mars during the show… Love him or hate him, Mars is one brilliant showman.”
The award-winning performer will spend most of April in Eastern Asia, bringing his unique brand of music to folks in Japan, China, and South Korea. In fact, Mars is presently scheduled to take the stage in Shanghai, China on Thursday (April 3). If you haven’t already made plans to attend the event, then you’d better step on the gas.
Fans living in the United Kingdom will have two chances to catch Bruno Mars on-stage at the Wireless Festival this summer. The singer will play Birmingham on July 5 and London on July 6. Are you planning to catch the singer on tour this year?
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