Update: Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae Announce Joint Tour Dates
Following their show-stopping performance at the Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae will team up for a North American co-headlining tour. The retro-pop singer and R&B songstress will embark on the joint trek, dubbed Hooligans in Wondaland, in May and June, beginning May 4 in New York, NY.
British singer/rapper Plan B will be the tour's opening act from May 4-May 27, and Mayer Hawthorne & the County will open for the duo from May 28-June 15. Before Mars and Monae kick off their road trip together, both artists will kick off their own European runs in the coming weeks -- Mars' will begin in Berlin, Germany on Mar. 3, while Monae will start her run in Brussels, Belgium on Feb. 20.
Mars, Monae, and Atlanta rapper B.o.B earned a standing ovation for their Grammy performance, in which Mars played a doo-wop riff on his former Hot 100 chart-topper "Grenade" and Monae crowd-surfed while singing "Cold War." Mars also walked away with the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance trophy for "Just the Way You Are," the first single from his debut album "Doo-Wops and Hooligans."
Mars is currently in Los Angeles shooting a video for his next "Doo-Wops" single, "The Lazy Song," and will stay in the city for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game, where he'll perform at the Pregame Show on Sunday (Feb. 20).
Here are the Hooligans in Wondaland tour dates:
May 4: New York, NY (Roseland Ballroom)
May 7: Boston, Mass. (Agganis Arena)
May 8: Camden, N.J. (Susquehanna Bank Ctr.)
May 10: Atlanta, Ga. (Fox Theatre)
May 11: Miami Beach, Fla. (Fillmore Miami Beach)
May 17: Grand Prarie, Tex. (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie)
May 18: Houston, Tex. (Reliant Arena)
May 20: Montgomery, Ala. (Jubliee CityFest)
May 22: Windsor, Ontario (Caesars Windsor)
May 24: Milwaukee, Wis. (Eagles Ballroom)
May 25: St. Paul, Minn. (Roy Wilkins Auditorium)
May 27: Chicago, Ill. (Aragon Ballroom)
May 28: Kansas City, Mo. (Uptown Theatre)
May 29: Broomfield, Colo. (1st Bank Center)
May 30: Oren, Utah (McKay Events Center)
June 2: Seattle, Wash. (WAMU Theater @ Qwest Field)
June 3: Vancouver, BC (Rogers Arena)
June 4: Portland, Oreg. (Roseland Theatre)
June 7: Reno, Nev. (Grand Sierra Resort & Casino)
June 8: San Francisco, Calif. (Bill Graham Civic Auditorium)
June 10: Coachella, Calif. (Spotlight 29 Casino)
June 11: Del Mar, Calif. (San Diego County Fair)
June 12: Universal City, Calif. (Gibson Amphitheatre)
June 15: Phoenix, Ariz. (Comerica Theatre)