A Live Civil favorite, Bruno Mars is this weeks cover on Entertainment Weekly where he talks about his album, plans for the tour and a look into the future for Bruno Mars.
Unorthodox Jukebox, Mars’ Sophomore album is already certified platinum making him 2 for 2 in the industry, as well as already having a Grammy under his belt, things are on the move. Both singles, When I Was your Man and Locked Out Of Heaven have reached #1 status but Mars is nowhere near done, “I would love to go away for a while and then be able to write a song that I feel just as strongly about as I did with ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ or ‘When I Was Your Man.’” Rightfully so as we’ve all seen the product of forced inspiration (ahem, Lauryn Hill).
As far as his Moonshine Jungle Tour, kicking off June 22 in D.C., he just wants to keep it simple, “I want the music and the sound to be rockin’, more important than the visual effects and tricks or whatnot. I don’t want to get lost in that. I’ve definitely seen bands before they made money kind of change their thing on the next tour, and I prefer it when it’s a little more raw. We always change it up, you know? It’s live, and that’s a big element of the show.”
If you haven’t already, pick up a copy of Unorthodox Jukebox in stores now and we can’t wait to see him on tour!