Pharrell Williams Ditches Bruno Mars Tour

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Jul. 22 2014, Updated 5:57 p.m. ET

Pharrell Williams will not be joining Bruno Mars on the next leg of his “Moonshine Jungle” tour. Ottawacitizen.com reported that the “Happy” singer has dropped out from the Canadian portion of Bruno’s upcoming shows.

Pharrell’s Canadian fans will likely be very disappointed to hear that he has ditched Mars, but Bruno will be continuing the “Moonshine Jungle” tour without him. The Canadian leg of Bruno Mars’ tour will begin on July 23 in Montreal.

Mars’ tour launched last week, kicking off at Madison Square Garden. As The Inquisitr previously reported, Bruno’s shows have so far been getting glowing reviews. Will that change when Pharrell Williams is no longer part of the lineup?

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So far, Pharrell has not given an explicit reason why he can’t finish touring with Mars. A “personal conflict” is his only excuse, which has left fans wondering what could have possibly gone wrong. It does not seem to be an emergency or any kind of dispute between Pharrell and Bruno, but The Inquisitr will provide more updates when new information is available.

The Star reported that Williams won’t be returning to Bruno’s tour in the future, and instead will be hitting the concert circuit for his own “Dear Girls” tour starting in September.

To replace Williams, Bruno Mars will be bringing on board Aloe Blacc, Bebe Rexha, and the Norwegian pop duo Nico & Vinz to finish the tour. These musicians will be joining Mars at the Canadian Tire Centre on July 24.

PollStar.com provided a list of upcoming dates where Canadian fans can catch Bruno Mars:

July 23, Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre

July 24, Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian Tire Centre

July 26, Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre

July 27, Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre

Aug. 2, Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre

Aug. 3, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Credit Union Centre

Aug. 5, Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome

Aug. 8, Squamish, British Columbia, Logger Sports Grounds (Squamish Music Festival)

For the full list of Bruno Mars show dates, click here. Or check out BrunoMars.com for more details.

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Bruno Mars is now an Emmy nominated artist. Bruno’s 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show is in the running for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program. The show was also nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design / Lighting Direction For A Variety Special. You can watch Bruno’s full performance that swept the nation in the video below:

What do you think about Pharrell Williams bailing on Bruno Mars? Will Bruno’s shows do just fine without him, or was Pharrell Williams one of the selling points for the “Moonshine Jungle” tour? Let us know in the comments!

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