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The Moonshine Jungle Tour was the second concert tour by American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars. The tour supported his second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox (2012). After an official announcement on February 10, 2013, which coincided with Mars' performance at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, a promotional trailer and behind-the-scenes footage of the tour were released through Mars' official YouTube channel and website. Mars and his team selected Ellie Goulding and Fitz and the Tantrums as the opening acts for the first North American leg, while music video director Cameron Duddy was signed as creative director for the tour in North America. In Europe and Oceania, Mayer Hawthorne and Miguel, respectively, were selected to open the shows.

Moonshine Jungle Tour
World tour by Bruno Mars
A promotional poster of the tour, with Bruno Mars pictured on it, the words "Bruno Mars Moonshine Jungle Tour" in red capital font in a white background
Associated albumUnorthodox Jukebox
Start dateJune 22, 2013 (2013-06-22)
End dateOctober 18, 2014 (2014-10-18)
No. of shows
  • 13 in Asia
  • 37 in Europe
  • 94 in North America
  • 10 in Oceania
  • 154 total
Box officeUS $156.4 million
Bruno Mars concert chronology

In 2014, Bruno Mars announced an Asian leg and a second leg in North America, which featured Pharrell Williams and Aloe Blacc as the supporting acts. However, due to schedule conflicts, Williams was replaced by Nico & Vinz. Mars' well received performance at the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show led to a frenzy in ticket scalping in several states, especially Hawaii. As a consequence, The "Bruno Mars Act" was passed by the State Senate of Hawaii to limit all ticket purchases within 48 hours of the on-sale to the physical box office. The show's set list consisted of songs from Doo-Wops & Hooligans and Unorthodox Jukebox and some covers; the songs were performed by Mars, who was backed by an eight-piece band as they moved energetically across the stage. The show ended with Mars performing "Locked out of Heaven" and "Gorilla" in an encore.

The Moonshine Jungle Tour received a positive reception from music critics, who praised not only Mars energetic and "genre-jumping" performances, but also his abilities on the drums and guitar solos, as well as the special effects. Others criticized the "long breakdowns and interludes," labeling them as unnecessary. As soon as the tour was announced, tickets were sold everywhere without pre-sale. After its end, the Moonshine Jungle Tour was reported to have grossed over $156.4 million, with Billboard Boxscore reporting a gross of $137 million, making it a commercial success. The tour was nominated for three Pollstar Awards. It attracted a wide-ranging audience of all age groups.



The first promotional poster of the tour, which included dates prior to 2014

The Moonshine Jungle Tour was officially announced on February 10, 2013, after Mars performance at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, by William Morris Endeavor (WME).[1] Instead of announcing everything together and starting sales later in the same week, WME decided to reveal the shows in an unconventional way. Consequently, two days after the Grammy performance, the cities were unveiled. A few days later the dates and venues were announced. Finally, the tickets were made available two-and-a-half weeks after the cities were disclosed.[1] A promotional trailer and behind-the-scenes footage of the tour were released through Mars' official YouTube channel and website to further promote the tour.[2]

WME decided to price each market differently, with a total of four different price points. In most markets each ticket would cost US$62, while in bigger cities the tickets were between $130 and $140. However, in minor cities the tickets were cheaper and similarly priced. One aspect that received attention was the decision to sell the front seats prior to the back ones. If that did not occur, it would mean that the front seats were too expensive, but the tour did not suffer from this problem.[1] Unlike the prior tour, where Mars performed in theaters and ballrooms, in January 2012 it was determines that the concerts would be in arenas. This decision was based upon his successful debut tour, not only based on the amount of sold-out concerts, but also due to his "dynamic performances." John Marx, an associate and personal manager at the music division of WME, explained, regarding the previous decision, that "analytics only give you so has to do with what's in your gut and what you think."[1] Since the beginning there were plans to schedule dates in the United Kingdom and Europe, a leg of the tour that took around two months to be completed. Concerts were also scheduled in Australia and New Zealand for early 2014, as well as at 40 stages in North America. In the end, more seats were added to venues due to overwhelmingly strong ticket sales.[1] It was Mars' first world tour to not reach South America.[3]

The tour was first scheduled to begin in February, having been booked a year in advance. Nevertheless, not only was the album Unorthodox Jukebox released later than expected, but many tours were already scheduled in the first quarter of the year. This led to the tour being delayed until the summer in North America.[1] According to Marx, this and the previously mentioned unusual announcements contributed to the success of the tour. Notwithstanding, Marx has run successful tours with several artists during the first quarter of the year.[1]


"The absence of any presale was a very strong contributing factor toward the overall success of this tour."

—John Marx[1]

After the tour was confirmed, Mars and his band started preparing for it. His manager at the time, Brandon Creed, said that Mars was more focused and excited than nervous. He furthered that the singer spent most of his time rehearsing, preparing, directing, and choreographing everything. Commenting on the development, Creed said, "We're going into rehearsals now, so I don't have much to share, but it's going to be ... incredible ... it's hectic, but it's amazing ... It's a thrill to work with an artist so talented."[4][5] After evaluating the American Express and Citibank suggestions regarding a presale, WME decided not to pursue the idea with th agreement of Mars' management, a decision which ending up further promoting the tour. The idea was received with some skepticism within the team; some believed it was a good idea but most were reluctant and thought it was an awful idea, as buyers find presale a crucial element of tours.[1] Cameron Duddy was chosen as the music director for the first leg of the North American tour.[6]

Ellie Goulding and Fitz and the Tantrums were signed as the opening act for the first leg of tour in North American.[1] Marx recollected that the team approached several agencies and asked for suggestions. In the end, Mars decided to pick Goulding, who was seen as someone who could assure sales.[1] Marx was pleased with the tour development since everyone's efforts, from The Smeezingtons to the label Atlantic Records, benefited it. Despite having booked tours for acts such as Lady Gaga, Peter Gabriel, and Justin Timberlake, Marx said that booking this tour was among the most exhilarating experiences during his 37-year career. He added that the setup was "unique and special". The stage configuration would vary according to the sales, having three different configurations available before selling seats in over 180-degrees arcs from the stage. Nevertheless, due to the success, the expectation was to go "into 240-degrees" and further; they ended up by opening and selling 270-degrees arcs from the stage and consequently breaking records in several venues, but they did everything to assure that all seats were suitable to experience the show in the best way possible.[1]

Light and soundEdit

Lighting director Dave Marcucci and lighting designer Cory FitzGerald assembled a system capable of producing the aesthetic of the show. Of particular note, FitzGerald created a backdrop wall, which could be programmed to show animations and video. The fixtures were all controlled by a large scale computerized lighting console system.[7]

Mars and his bandmates used Sennheiser microphones and wireless receivers. Mars' monitor engineer James Berry was the influence behind selecting Sennheiser over other industry standards such as Shure after finding Sennheiser's sonic character paired well with Mars' voice. Derek Brenner, front-of-house engineer, tested several capsules and transmitter combinations.[8][9]

Brener utilized three compressors giving Mars' vocals an appropriate tonality and level consistency, he also provided a smooth and reliable verb on them. He used compressors for kicks, snares, toms, keyboard, and drums, making them enhance their own sound and amplified the guitar and horns audio. Brener had some onboard verbs for snares, acoustic guitar, and horns to use in outdoor spaces. Berry used a DiGiCo console, for most of Mars' vocals, outputs, delay, "vocal rack" and loops. Moreover, he controlled the outputs and vocals from the loop.[9]

Concert synopsisEdit

Shows during the first leg of the North American opened either with Goulding or Fitz and the Tantrums performing their songs.[10] The shows in Europe had Mayer Hawthorne as the opening act for Mars, while in Australia Miguel commenced the show.[11] In January 2014, a second leg in North America was announced with Pharrell Williams or Aloe Blacc as the supporting acts.[12] However, Williams left the tour due to scheduling conflicts after only opening two nights for Mars at the Madison Square Garden. He was replaced by Nico & Vinz.[13] Fitz and the Tantrums and Williams were considered to be worthy performers.[14][15] However, Miguel was only considered a satisfactory opening act.[16][17] As they finished their performance, a giant black curtain with drawings of gold palm trees was placed in front of the stage.[18] A voice-over pronounced, "Welcome to the Moonshine Jungle" and suddenly the drape vanished.[18] The band – consisting of Phredley Brown (guitar); Jamareo Artis (bass); Eric Hernandez (drums); Kameron Whalum, Dwayne Dugger and James King (horns); Phillip Lawrence (backup vocals); John Fossit (keyboards) – and Mars came into focus, wearing matching red blazers, shirts with a cheetah, and gold chains.[15][19] As soon as Mars reached the microphone the music started.[18][20]

Bruno Mars performing at Madison Square Garden

"Moonshine" opened the set with Mars and his band "executing a series of slick synchronized steps."[15] During the performance of the first segment and its follow up, "Natalie," a "hyperkinetically catchy"[19] "booty-shaker,"[21] a giant screen behind Mars displayed flashed images and sounds of wild animals, such as panthers, gorillas, and parrots who flapped their wings in slow motion.[19][20][22] Taking a moment to invite the audience to dance and sing along with him to the Motown and soul-funk "Treasure," a giant disco ball descended from the roof reflecting dozens of bright gold lights and multi-colored laser lights flashed. The crowd responded enthusiastically to the music.[18][20][21] The show also included several covers of songs by other artists mashed up with Mars' tracks.[20][14][17] A cover of Barrett Strong's "Money (That's What I Want)" was mashed up with "Billionaire" and Aloe Blacc's "I Need a Dollar" as Mars and his band gyrated with the fans.[23][16] Afterwards, the stage would be colored with red, yellow, and green lights during the "reggae jam" performance of "Show Me."[22] He then performed a "90's R&B homage" along with "demure sexual come-ons" by covering Soul For Real's "Candy Rain" and Ginuwine's "Pony." The latter was blended into Mars' "Our First Time."[20][22] In the latter's medleys, Mars would sing R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" and Sister Nancy's "Bam Bam."[20][17] These covers would vary between concerts and could also include Ghost Town DJs' "My Boo," Aaliyah's "Rock the Boat," "Every Little Step" by Bobby Brown, Mad Cobra's "Flex," and Lloyd's "Secret Admirer."[14][16][24] "Marry You," the next track on the setlist, showed "pleading doo-wop accents."[25] In some venues it was preceded by The Desires' "Let It Please Be You."[26] It was followed by "If I Knew," during which Mars chose a woman from the audience so that he and his bandmates could serenade her to see who could impress the girl more.[18][27] The recording could be interpolated with "It Will Rain" or "Nothin' on You."[23][25] The latter could also be played solely.[23] "If I Knew" plunged low and slow at the end, before bursting into the "50's-era rock" dance track "Runaway Baby" as the fans "erupted" when the singer channeled The Isley Brothers' "little-bit-softer-now/little-bit-louder-now" routine.[20][21][22] Mars closed the track "Young Girls" with the most vehement singing of the show, which also contained a portion of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper.[16][24] Later on, the stage was left only to Mars and to two keyboardists; Mars introduced the heartbreaking piano ballad "When I Was Your Man" to the audience by saying that it was the most difficult song to write and sing.[18][21][24] In this song Mars showed his potent vocal range as fans loudly sang along with him.[15][23][28] A piano solo led up to "Grenade," which began as a "superhero theme" only to be played as a dramatic "bolero" with a rock interpretation.[14][24][26] The singer showed not only his guitar abilities during the solo created for the track but also his powerful vocals once more.[15][21] Mars dedicated "Just the Way You Are" to the audience.[18] It was played as an anthem, making the crowd sing along to every single note.[16][29] At this point the performers left the stage and, as the fans shouted for an encore, Mars returned to play a drum solo, as he did during the Super Bowl performance,[17][18][30] with some of James Brown's vocals sampled that led to the opening notes and first encore of the show, "Locked Out of Heaven," sung powerfully as golden confetti poured down on the audience.[16][20][31]

The show closer, "Gorilla," was a "perfect, slightly naughty end to an all-ages gig where the boundaries were given a nudge,"[17] with laser lights, fireballs, confetti and fireworks blasting as Mars sung on an elevated platform.[21][22][32] Throughout the tour various setlists were used.[22][23][25] "The Lazy Song" was one of the highlights of the tour as the crowd sung along. It also contained a comedic interlude when Mars’ backup singer and songwriting partner, Phillip Lawrence, shouted the verse of the track "OMG this is great!" At this moment, the music stopped, Mars introduced Lawrence to the fans and asked if they wanted to hear the same line again.[21][31][32] "Count On Me" was only sung once, in Jakarta.[30]

Critical responseEdit

Mars and his band at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico

The tour received generally positive reviews from critics. Mikael Wood of the Los Angeles Times gave the concert a rave review, affirming that Mars' energy never ran out and praising the "seemingly effortless precision" that made the performance about itself. Wood summarized, "The harder he played, the easier it appeared to get."[20] Holly Perry from AXS wrote that Mars was a "true artist" and "an icon in the making." She concluded that the finale had the best production of the entire concert.[29] Mike Wass of Idolator gave a positive review, as he witnessed Mars' "powerful" vocals and the band's "incredible musicianship." He highlighted Mars' "swoonworthy rendition" of "When I Was Your Man," the "rock interpretation" of "Grenade," and the Pharrell duet.[14] Jason Lipshutz, a Billboard magazine writer, felt that one of the most stunning aspects of the concert was the catalog of number-one records left off the live show while still making it impressive. He said that Mars is a pop artist with the "whole package," comparing him to "an ace Pixar movie." Lipshutz ended his review stating that Mars was one of the best live performers at the given moment.[22] The Boston Globe's Sarah Rodman commented that the singer kept a high level of energy during the entire concert. She added, "much work, planning, and rehearsal went in to the show, but Mars made it look easy."[15] Lillian Altman, writing for The AU Review, felt that "the chemistry between the nine performers was phenomenal," since the band enjoyed performing together and dancing and interacting with the public. Altman confessed that it was the first time she was walking home "singing and dancing in the streets" after attending a concert or festival as she listened to Mars' tracks on her iPod.[18]

The Birmingham News's Mary Colurso complemented Mars' capacity to demonstrate "major charisma," his vocals, the band, and the dynamic atmosphere in the arena. Colurso commented that Mars might not have the most deep and breathtaking music, "but he certainly knows how to get the party started."[33] Chris Richards of The Washington Post said that it was a "rare, thrilling, upside-down pop concert," because Mars did not try to recreate the gleam of his most successful tracks, instead he reshaped the songbook at his will, which Richards found amazing.[28] The reviewer also mentioned the wide range of genres that Mars approached, including "Motown, new wave, late-’70s funk, and mid-’90s R&B" influenced by pop, which earned him various generations of admirers and fans. However, he criticized the singer for not claiming his own personality through all the "genre-jumping time travel" and for not adding the band name, The Hooligans, on the ticket.[28] Jim Farber from the New York Daily News praised the concert as it tried to recreate 70's era entertainment. The reviewer compared it to some acts of that period such as The Jacksons, The Tramps, and The Bee Gees.[19] He compared the "purity, cream and range" of Mars' voice to "mid-period Michael Jackson." Farber regarded both Mars and Jackson as "pure entertainers." He noted that "it hardly seemed to matter that the show wasn’t big on risk or depth."[19]

John Serba of Booth Newspapers said that Mars lacks "the commanding presence of a superstar;" in contrast, he gives nothing but consistency.[21] Serba highlighted the production, which he found outstanding and diverse.[21] Robert Copsey from Digital Spy thought the concert had avoidably "long breakdowns and interludes."[23] Fortunately, Mars' band added energy to those. Copsey considered it a small imperfection "in an otherwise stunning performance" from a singer who was just commencing his tours and shows.[23] The New Zealand Herald's Bridget Jones dubbed the singer a "showman," as he was not only able to write a "catchy pop song and sing it impressively," but he also gave a pageant.[17] Nevertheless, and considering his showmanship and prestige in the industry at this point, Jones disapproved of the "comedic set pieces" that were brought from the previous tour.[17] Every critic noticed and praised Mars' drumming and guitar solos, but also the special effects.[18][15][33]


The Moonshine Jungle Tour was nominated for three Pollstar Awards, "Most Creative Stage Production" and "Major Tour of the Year" in 2013, and "Major Tour of the Year" again in 2014.

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2013 Pollstar Award Most Creative Stage Production Nominated [34]
Major Tour of the Year Nominated
2014 Nominated [35]

Commercial performanceEdit

As soon as the tour was announced and in order to assure tickets were not over-priced, five cities were used as a "test." The result was promising as a minimum of 7,000 tickets sold per city. Such results could be due to the "huge success" of "Locked out of Heaven" and the Grammy performance.[1] Despite the fact that these two factors could spike sales, in Mars' case "everything was very consistent." Eventually, most of the dates were sold out in North America. This high demand led to an announcement of more dates in several cities despite having chosen 44 dates to begin with, which, according to Marx, was "ambitious," since tours that go above 24 dates can result in a drop in sales.[1] There were three main factors involved in scheduling dates: research of the market, optimism on what they thought they could sell, and how they opened up the arenas. A second date in Chicago could have been done, however they booked a date in Minneapolis, which culminated in a sold out show.[1] In Los Angeles, some shows coincided with the Jay Z and Justin Timberlake concerts. Furthermore, the tickets for Mars' show were only available one week after the Jay Z/Justin Timberlake tickets went on sale.[1] Nevertheless, after the first sold out date in the city, a second date was scheduled and immediately sold out as well.[1] Marx said that more dates could have been sold out in L.A, since they left at least 20,000 people in a "virtual waiting room" who could have bought tickets. All in all, and according to Marx, the team at WME was pleased with having sold 30,000 tickets, and decided to stop there.[1]

Moreover, in Toronto there was a hold on the second date, but they ended up by re-launching and putting it on sale with 30,000 tickets being sold there.[1] In Denver the first date was at Pepsi Center, though the arena was considered inadequate, therefore a second show was set at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which was chosen by the AEG team. Both shows were sold out in that day, with 18,000 tickets purchased.[1] The only city where all the tickets were not sold was St. Louis at the Scottrade Center, since its capacity was increased to 16,000 and sold 14,000.[1] However, Billboard reported 44 dates sold out of 48, totaling approximately 666,926 people and a gross of $46,417,795 after the conclusion of the first leg in North America.[36] In Australia the concerts were scheduled for February 2014, tickets went on sale in April 2013, and by September 80% of the shows were sold out, including two dates in Sidney and in Melbourne, in arenas of 14,000 to 15,000 capacity. The total revenue was above $1 million per night in ticket sales. At that time nine dates were on sale and more were added.[1] In New Zealand, Mars broke Vector Arena's house attendance record for a concert in "end stage" mode, with 12,142 people in attendance. The record in New Zealand contributed to a successful tour in Oceania with 10 sold out arenas and a total attendance over 130,000.[37] Overall, the Moonshine Jungle Tour was reported to have grossed over $156.4 million,[38][39] with Billboard Boxscore reporting a gross of $137 million.[a]

Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show and Bruno Mars actEdit

After the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show, which featured Mars as the headline act and the Red Hot Chili Peppers as the special guests, tickets for Mars' second North American tour were in high demand. He became the fastest entertainer to sell out three concerts at the Blaisdell Arena in Hawaii.[40] Since the morning of February 3, 2014, many shows were sold out and only a few tickets were available on the primary market, and the average price of a ticket was around $500 on the secondary market. Ticketmaster also struggled to keep up with demand, having to switch from their interactive seating maps for most events. The price for tickets on the primary market ranged from $49 to $100, however in bigger cities the price was between $70 and $181. On the secondary market, tickets for big venues had a wider price range of $150 to $600. At these prices, Mars' tour ranked among the most expensive in the U.S. during the summer of 2014, ahead of One Direction and Jason Aldean shows, which had the highest prices for an American tour in the same period.[41] Two months after the Super Bowl, 27 of the 48 dates booked for the second leg in North America were sold out on the primary market. The only tickets left for those shows were available on the secondary market for a lower price than after the game. Nevertheless, the tour became one of the most expensive of 2014 due to the latter market.[42]

Due to the huge tickets reselling activities that occurred during the week after the Super Bowl, and in order to limit that kind of profiteering, in February 2014 Hawaii Senate President Donna Mercado Kim introduced Senate Resolution 12, also known as the "Bruno Mars Act." It limits all ticket purchases within 48 hours of the on-sale to the physical box office, therefore ensuring that anyone who goes to the box office to buy tickets for a concert will get one, dissuading ticket scalping. The State Senate in Hawaii passed the law.[42][43]

Set listEdit

  1. "Moonshine"
  2. "Natalie"
  3. "Treasure"
  4. "Money (That's What I Want)" / "Billionaire"
  5. "Bam Bam" / "Show Me" / "Our First Time" / "Pony" / "Ignition (Remix)"
  6. "Marry You"
  7. "If I Knew" / "Nothin' on You"
  8. "Runaway Baby"
  9. "When I Was Your Man"
  10. "Grenade"
  11. "Just the Way You Are"
  1. "Locked Out of Heaven"
  2. "Gorilla"
  • Set lists varied according to dates, locations, or artist preference.[22][23][25]
  • In Jakarta, Mars sang "Count on Me."[30]
  • "The Lazy Song" was performed in some Oceania, Asian, and European concerts and on the second leg of American shows.[21][31][32]
  • "If I Knew" was interpolated with "It Will Rain" or "Nothin' on You" in most concerts.[23][25]
  • In some shows other covers, including "Let It Please Be You" by The Desires, Aaliyah’s "Rock the Boat", Mad Cobra's "Flex" and Lloyd’s "Secret Admirer", were sung.[16][24][26]


List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, tickets sold, amount of available tickets and gross revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
Leg 1 — North America[2][44]
June 22, 2013 Washington, D.C. United States Verizon Center Fitz and the Tantrums 15,404 / 15,404 $1,015,034
June 24, 2013 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 14,675 / 14,675 $1,116,984
June 26, 2013 Boston TD Garden 14,267 / 14,267 $1,030,157
June 27, 2013 Uncasville Mohegan Sun Arena N/A 5,390 / 5,390 $434,410
June 29, 2013 Brooklyn Barclays Center Fitz and the Tantrums 15,204 / 15,204 $1,252,521
July 1, 2013 Newark Prudential Center Ellie Goulding 14,320 / 14,320 $1,247,263
July 2, 2013 Pittsburgh Consol Energy Center 12,582 / 12,582 $758,991
July 3, 2013 Toronto Canada Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 31,709 / 31,709 $2,134,130
July 5, 2013 Montreal Bell Centre 17,244 / 17,244 $1,086,275
July 6, 2013 Toronto Molson Canadian Amphitheatre [b] [b]
July 8, 2013[c] Quebec City Plains of Abraham N/A N/A N/A
July 10, 2013 Columbus United States Value City Arena Ellie Goulding 13,497 / 13,497 $915,670
July 11, 2013 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 14,921 / 14,921 $962,368
July 13, 2013 Chicago United Center 16,278 / 16,278 $1,326,517
July 14, 2013 St. Paul Xcel Energy Center 15,451 / 15,451 $881,513
July 18, 2013 Edmonton Canada Rexall Place 14,240 / 14,240 $903,412
July 20, 2013 Vancouver Rogers Arena 15,533 / 15,533 $1,106,306
July 21, 2013 Seattle United States KeyArena 13,234 / 13,234 $923,591
July 22, 2013 Portland Rose Garden Arena 12,639 / 12,639 $819,834
July 24, 2013 Sacramento Sleep Train Arena 13,720 / 13,720 $1,004,743
July 25, 2013 San Jose SAP Center 14,163 / 14,163 $1,252,328
July 27, 2013 Los Angeles Staples Center 30,360 / 30,360 $2,734,649
July 28, 2013
July 30, 2013 San Diego Valley View Casino Center 12,263 / 12,263 $800,820
July 31, 2013 Phoenix US Airways Center 14,654 / 14,654 $802,562
August 2, 2013 West Valley City Maverik Center Fitz and the Tantrums 10,263 / 10,263 $702,566
August 3, 2013 Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena 13,850 / 13,850 $1,559,042
August 5, 2013 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre Ellie Goulding 18,836 / 18,836 $1,164,434
August 6, 2013
August 8, 2013 St. Louis Scottrade Center 13,947 / 13,947 $950,707
August 9, 2013 Kansas City Sprint Center 14,492 / 14,492 $1,069,533
August 10, 2013 Oklahoma City Chesapeake Energy Arena 13,179 / 13,179 $784,452
August 12, 2013 Dallas American Airlines Center 15,489 / 15,489 $1,016,202
August 14, 2013 Austin Frank Erwin Center 13,432 / 13,700 $781,396
August 15, 2013 Houston Toyota Center 13,425 / 13,425 $964,969
August 17, 2013 Nashville Bridgestone Arena Fitz and the Tantrums 14,828 / 14,828 $824,838
August 18, 2013 Louisville KFC Yum! Center 14,282 / 14,282 $951,382
August 19, 2013 Indianapolis Bankers Life Fieldhouse 9,300 / 9,300 $618,118
August 21, 2013 Charlotte Time Warner Cable Arena 11,612 / 11,612 $671,936
August 22, 2013 Atlanta Philips Arena 13,080 / 13,080 $906,482
August 27, 2013 Orlando Amway Center 13,634 / 13,828 $842,960
August 28, 2013 Tampa Tampa Bay Times Forum 12,292 / 12,292 $797,952
August 30, 2013 Miami American Airlines Arena 16,136 / 16,136 $1,201,516
September 1, 2013 San Juan Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum N/A 15,669 / 15,669 $1,033,100
Leg 2 — Europe[2][46]
October 2, 2013 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena Mayer Hawthorne N/A N/A
October 3, 2013 Dublin Ireland The O2
October 5, 2013 Manchester England Phones 4u Arena 17,414 / 17,670 $1,079,580
October 6, 2013 Glasgow Scotland The SSE Hydro N/A N/A
October 8, 2013 London England The O2 Arena 34,777 / 35,242 $2,206,080
October 9, 2013
October 11, 2013 Birmingham National Indoor Arena N/A N/A
October 12, 2013 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena Sheffield
October 14, 2013 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
October 15, 2013 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
October 17, 2013 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
October 18, 2013 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg Rockhal
October 20, 2013 Mannheim Germany SAP Arena
October 22, 2013 Stuttgart Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
October 23, 2013 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion 13,490 / 13,490 $1,119,810
October 24, 2013 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle N/A N/A
October 26, 2013 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
October 28, 2013 Berlin Germany O2 World Berlin 14,146 / 14,146 $839,274
October 29, 2013 Hamburg O2 World Hamburg 13,091 / 13,542 $741,753
October 31, 2013 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen N/A N/A
November 2, 2013 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
November 3, 2013 Stockholm Sweden Ericsson Globe
November 6, 2013 Prague Czech Republic O2 Arena
November 7, 2013 Budapest Hungary Papp László Sportaréna
November 11, 2013 Düsseldorf Germany ISS Dome
November 12, 2013 Munich Olympiahalle
November 14, 2013 Badalona Spain Palau Municipal d'Esports
November 15, 2013 Madrid Palacio Vistalegre
November 16, 2013 Lisbon Portugal MEO Arena
November 18, 2013 Marseille France Le Dôme de Marseille
November 19, 2013 Toulouse Le Zénith de Toulouse
November 21, 2013 London England The O2 Arena 17,390 / 17,741 $1,107,940
November 22, 2013 Nottingham Capital FM Arena N/A N/A
November 24, 2013 Liverpool Echo Arena Liverpool
November 25, 2013 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Leg 3 — North America[47]
December 29, 2013 Las Vegas United States The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan DJ Supra 5,800 / 5,800 $1,062,850
December 31, 2013
February 15, 2014 Havana Brown 6,000 / 6,000 $659,025
February 16, 2014
Leg 4 — Oceania[11][48]
February 28, 2014 Perth Australia Perth Arena Miguel 14,594 / 14,594 $1,675,690
March 2, 2014 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre N/A N/A
March 4, 2014 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena 26,573 / 26,573 $2,998,750
March 5, 2014
March 8, 2014 Sydney Sydney Entertainment Centre 10,503 / 10,679 $1,234,960
March 10, 2014 Allphones Arena 32,136 / 32,136 $3,714,430
March 11, 2014
March 13, 2014[d] Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre 11,746 / 13,011 $1,327,680
March 15, 2014 Auckland New Zealand Vector Arena N/A N/A
March 16, 2014
Leg 5 — Asia[50][51]
March 20, 2014 Bangkok Thailand Impact Arena N/A N/A N/A
March 22, 2014 Manila Philippines Mall of Asia Arena Poreotics
March 24, 2014 Jakarta Indonesia Mata Elang International Stadium N/A
March 26, 2014 Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
March 29, 2014 Hong Kong AsiaWorld–Arena
March 30, 2014
April 1, 2014 Taipei Taiwan Taipei World Trade Center
April 3, 2014 Shanghai China Mercedes-Benz Arena
April 5, 2014 Beijing MasterCard Center
April 8, 2014 Seoul South Korea Olympic Gymnastics Arena
April 10, 2014 Osaka Japan Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium
April 12, 2014 Chiba Makuhari Messe
April 13, 2014
Leg 6 — North America[12][52][53]
April 18, 2014 Honolulu United States Blaisdell Arena The Green 21,877 / 21,877 $2,027,337
April 19, 2014
April 21, 2014
May 23, 2014 Las Vegas The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan DJ Supra 2,900 / 5,800 $338,903
May 24, 2014
May 27, 2014 Fresno Save Mart Center Aloe Blacc 12,945 / 12,945 $1,012,792
May 28, 2014 Oakland Oracle Arena 15,873 / 15,873 $1,363,953
May 31, 2014 Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl N/A N/A N/A
June 1, 2014
June 4, 2014 Tulsa BOK Center Aloe Blacc 14,078 / 14,078 $1,019,935
June 6, 2014 Memphis FedEx Forum 13,837 / 13,837 $990,937
June 7, 2014 New Orleans Smoothie King Center 15,154 / 15,154 $1,089,456
June 10, 2014 North Little Rock Verizon Arena 15,117 / 15,117 $1,026,814
June 11, 2014 Birmingham BJCC Arena 13,653 / 13,653 $1,035,825
June 13, 2014 Columbia Colonial Life Arena 14,106 / 14,106 $1,075,985
June 14, 2014 Raleigh PNC Arena Aloe Blacc
Pharrell Williams
15,149 / 15,149 $1,189,724
June 17, 2014 Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena Aloe Blacc 11,412 / 11,412 $949,422
June 18, 2014 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills 14,046 / 14,046 $1,206,323
June 20, 2014 Tinley Park First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 28,304 / 28,304 $1,690,359
June 21, 2014 Saint Paul Xcel Energy Center 15,344 / 15,344 $1,356,478
June 23, 2014 Omaha CenturyLink Center Omaha 14,961 / 14,961 $1,192,265
June 25, 2014 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater N/A N/A
June 27, 2014 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena 13,888 / 13,888 $1,058,887
June 28, 2014 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena 15,936 / 15,936 $1,263,059
June 30, 2014 Buffalo First Niagara Center 15,868 / 15,868 $1,255,331
July 2, 2014 Boston TD Garden 14,450 / 14,450 $1,389,163
Leg 7 — Europe
July 5, 2014[e] Birminghan England Perry Park N/A N/A N/A
July 6, 2014[e] London Finsbury Park
Leg 8 — North America and Caribbean[12][55][53][56]
July 9, 2014 Hartford United States Xfinity Theatre Aloe Blacc 15,067 / 15,067 $964,116
July 11, 2014 Bristow Jiffy Lube Live 22,488 / 22,488 $1,473,007
July 12, 2014 Hershey Hersheypark Stadium 27,351 / 27,351 $1,920,663
July 14, 2014 New York City Madison Square Garden Pharrell Williams 31,434 / 31,434 $3,453,499
July 15, 2014
July 17, 2014 Camden Susquehanna Bank Center Aloe Blacc 21,146 / 21,146 $1,185,164
July 18, 2014 Manchester Verizon Wireless Arena 9,378 / 9,378 $768,940
July 20, 2014 Albany Times Union Center 12,704 / 12,704 $1,078,273
July 23, 2014 Montreal Canada Bell Centre Bebe Rexha 17,919 / 17,919 $1,458,439
July 24, 2014 Ottawa Canadian Tire Centre Nico & Vinz 15,129 / 15,129 $1,141,477
July 26, 2014 Toronto Air Canada Centre 34,715 / 34,715 $3,214,048
July 27, 2014
August 2, 2014 Winnipeg MTS Centre 12,853 / 12,853 $905,240
August 3, 2014 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre 13,660 / 13,660 $952,397
August 5, 2014 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome 14,390 / 14,390 $890,864
August 8, 2014[f] Squamish Logger Sports Grounds N/A N/A N/A
August 9, 2014 George United States The Gorge Nico & Vinz 22,081 / 22,081 $1,326,904
August 11, 2014 Eugene Matthew Knight Arena 10,367 / 10,367 $806,770
August 14, 2014 Lake Tahoe Harveys Outdoor Arena 7,586 / 7,586 $737,463
August 15, 2014 San Jose SAP Center 15,049 / 15,049 $1,445,749
August 17, 2014 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre N/A N/A N/A
August 22, 2014 Las Vegas The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan 5,800 / 5,800 $669,590
August 23, 2014
August 30, 2014[g] Willemstad Curaçao Piscadera Bay N/A N/A
September 2, 2014 Mexico City Mexico Mexico City Arena
September 3, 2014
September 5, 2014 Monterrey Arena Monterrey
September 6, 2014
October 4, 2014[h] Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez
October 17, 2014 Las Vegas United States The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
October 18, 2014
Total 1,400,341 / 1,406,667 $137,956,805


Credits adapted from several sources:[1][6][9]


  1. ^ See the total shows section.
  2. ^ a b The score data are combined from the shows held at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre on July 3 and July 6.
  3. ^ The July 8, 2013 concert in Quebec City at the Plains of Abraham was a part of the Quebec City Summer Festival.[45]
  4. ^ The March 13, 2014 performance at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane was originally scheduled to take place on March 7, 2014 but was postponed due to illness.[49]
  5. ^ a b The July 5, 2014 concert in London and the July 6, 2014 concert in Birmingham are parts of the Wireless Festival.[54]
  6. ^ The August 8, 2014 concert in Squamish at the Logger Sports Grounds is a part of the Squamish Valley Music Festival.[57]
  7. ^ The August 30, 2014 performance in Willemstad at the Piscadera Bay is a part of the "Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival".[58]
  8. ^ The October 4, 2014 performance in Santo Domingo at the Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez is a part of the Festival Presidente de la Musica Latina.[59]


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