Live Music

Bruno Mars

When: Wed., Oct. 25, 8 p.m. 2017

When Bruno Mars showed up on my radar with “Locked Out of Heaven” back in 2012, I thought to myself, “Yeah, I guess it’s been awhile since The Police broke up, so this makes sense.” And don’t get me wrong, I like The Police and there really wasn’t anyone that sounded like Mars (I mean, besides The Police), so hearing something different in the often-stale circuits of pop music was refreshing. Born Peter Gene Hernandez, but known to everyone now as Bruno Mars, the Hawaii native moved to LA to pursue a career as a performance artist. After getting dropped from Motown Records, Mars eventually signed to Atlantic and began writing songs for other artist before releasing his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans and then blowing up with his second album Unorthodox Jukebox.

Price: $142.88-$1,505