Bruno Mars, King of New York: “Moonshine Jungle” Tour Hits Madison Square Garden

Can’t get enough of Bruno Mars? The “It Will Rain” singer has out of this world talent. And never has that been more apparent than this year.

Mars has been soaking up the attention and admiration he’s received in droves ever since his grandiose halftime performance at Super Bowl 48.

Bruno also serenaded a crash victim he helped save at a Cleveland hospital.

Now he’s ready to return the favor with a summer long tour.

“Glenn Gamboa’s Music Minute,” a brand spankin’ new show hosted by Gamboa on Newsday’s website, previewed the just completed Madison Square Garden tour dates and called Mars a “hero,” in reference to his Super Bowl set.

The “Moonshine Jungle” tour officially kicked off on Monday night at MSG, the world’s most famous arena, and continued through Tuesday. The twin Manhattan, NY shows have thus far received illustrious reviews.

Editor-at-Large Markos Papadatos of the Digital Journal was on hand to review Monday night’s show and called the opener “electrifying” and a “spectacle.” At least one night was sold out.

Mars will be also orbiting a good chunk of North America thanks to a string of concerts in Canada, Mexico, Curaçao, and of course a splattering of American cities.

The tour dates for Bruno Mars’ “Moonshine Jungle” tour for the next week and change are:

July 17, 2014 – Camden, NJ at the Susquehanna Bank Center with special guest Aloe Blacc

July 18, 2014 – Manchester, NH at the Verizon Wireless Arena with special guest Aloe Blacc

July 20, 2014 – Albany, NY at the Times Union Center with special guest Aloe Blacc

July 23, 2014 – Montreal, Quebec, CAN – Bell Centre with special guest Pharrell Williams

July 24, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario, CAN – Canadian Tire Centre with special guest Pharrell Williams.

July 26, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario, CAN – Air Canada Centre with special guest Pharrell Williams

For the full listing of dates, cities and venues checkout BrunoMars.com.

Can’t make it to the concerts, but still in the mood for a few Bruno Mars songs? Then checkout his top ten hits spanning 2010-12 on billboard.com. Mars hasn’t released a new album since 2012, but he dropped a few songs in 2013. Also, in March of this year he got started on a yet-to-be titled followup to “Unorthodox Jukebox.”

According to That’s Magazine, Mr. Mars wants to grow as an artist and therefore he’s putting everything he has into this project.

“I want to write better songs, I want to put on better shows, I want to make better music videos. I want my next album to be better than the first and the second.”

Thus Bruno’s third studio album won’t be released solely for money’s sake. Though big sales would be a preferable result for both Mars and his label Atlantic Records. 2014 hasn’t been kind to album sales other than the success of Disney’s “Frozen” soundtrack.

[Image courtesy of BrunoMars.us]