Is it just us, or is there something inherently reassuring about Bruno Mars? Maybe it’s the all-action live performances... perhaps it’s the over-the-top-styling – which he actually kind of pulls off? Maybe it’s just that the guy he so darn likable? Whatever it is, let’s just work it out together when he plays Abu Dhabi on New Year’s Eve 2019.
Set to play du Arena as part of the Resolution by Night Event on Yas Island, we can only imagine that the news has just made you drastically rethink your NYE plans. But that’s with good reason. His live shows have long-since achieved legendary hype levels, whether that’s smashing the iconic halftime show at the Super Bowl or in his recent Las Vegas residency. You know what you’re getting with the notorious pop polymath (or perhaps you don’t, actually, the guy kind of kills at everything from pop to rock to reggae to soul to hiphop).
With 11 Grammys, 200 million single sales, 26 million albums (Doo Wop & The Hooligans, Unorthodox Jukebox and 24K Magic), the only remotely questionable element we can find about the guy is the origins of his stage name. Peter Gene Hernandez – as we shall always call him – actually acquired the nickname Bruno because of an apparent likeness to the pro wrestler Bruno Sammartino (spoiler alert: he looks nothing like him).
Regardless, this event – by Flash Entertainment and the Department of Culture and Tourism – is set to be potentially be the biggest night of the 2019 Middle East live calendar. Tickets start from Dhs350 and will go on sale at noon on September 16. There is a 20 percent discount for du customers for 48-hours after the tickets go on sale.
Tickets for the family day festival, called Resolution by Day cost Dhs20 for children between two to 12 years old and Dhs50 for Adults. Those with tickets to the Mars concert will be entitled to 50 percent discount.