The closeout of Bruno Mars’ epic ‘24K Magic’ tour may not have Cardi B, but it will have Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson, Ciara and Ella Mai rotating between dates. Also, The Green & Common Kings are joining Mars for shows in his home state of Hawai’i.
Bruno is a premier artist in a time when the live music industry is in full boom, so spots on his tour are at a complete premium. His music touches pop, R&B and funk, and he has proven that audiences can’t get enough of his live show.
Cardi B, who is Mars’ labelmate on Atlantic, was all set to do her first proper tour for the last leg of “24K Magic,” but said she decided to withdraw to recover from the birth of her daughter and to spend time with her family. She has since committed instead to performing multiple festivals.
Now the tour will feature a stable of artists to take Bardi’s place. Every market in the September through November run has multiple nights planned, providing some serious exposure in those markets.
Boyz II Men will play the Pepsi Center in Denver; Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia; and American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Charlie Wilson gets Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.; Little Caesars Arena in Detroit; and BOK Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Ciara hops on at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto; TD Garden in Boston; and Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
In addition to those cities each of the four artists will get a night at Staples Center in Los Angeles during the four-show closing run Oct. 23-24 and 26-27.
The final two shows in Honolulu Nov. 10-11 will feature The Green & Common Kings, though there is an additional Honolulu show Nov. 8 that did not have a guest listed at press time.