By Jessica Kent – RogersPlace.com
Bruno Mars started his show off with a bang – literally! In an electrifying performance that was all about getting the crowd to their feet, Bruno Mars brought the heat right off the bat at Rogers Place with pyrotechnics and technicolor floor tiles.
Fans sang and danced along to hit after hit as Mars and his Hooligans kicked things off with “Finesse” followed by his smash hit – and namesake of his tour – “24K Magic”. The show concluded with perhaps the most well-known Bruno Mars-Mark Ronson song, “Uptown Funk”, as part of his encore.
His Hooligans, or hype men, are not to be understated. They came out with just as much energy as Mars as they all danced in unison and acted as his right hand men for the entirety of the show – often times jamming out with brass instruments in hand. Their outfits also added to the overall feel of the performance; everyone on stage was in a different coloured Hooligans-branded baseball jersey.
Mars – a natural entertainer – captured the crowd for the whole hour and 45 minutes he was on stage for with his impeccable vocals and fancy footwork that channeled a young Michael Jackson.
He certainly made it seem as though he was having just as much fun performing as the crowd was having watching, singing and dancing.
Getting the crowd pumped up for the Hawaiian superstar was former Fifth Harmony group member, Camila Cabello. The 20-year-old up-and-comer wooed the audience with her natural vocals and cool, calm, collected performing style.
Cabello busted out a solid list of songs from her her first solo album, The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving., which will be coming out in just a couple of months, but performed her two radio-hits “Crying in the Club”, and “Bad Things” (Machine Gun Kelly ft. Cabello).
Mars is one of the hottest names in the music scene right now. His slick ‘big-band meets retro’ style, has earned him countless awards and nominations in his short but fruitful career. The five time Grammy Award winner is bringing his ‘cool-dude’ swag back to Rogers Place for a second show, before heading off to Winnipeg on August 2, 2017.
24k Magic World Tour Set List:
Calling all my Lovelies
That’s What I Like
Straight Up and Down
When I was Your Man
Just the Way you Are
Locked Out of Heaven