Mars Adds Record Third Honolulu Date

Third successive show is a first for Aloha Stadium in his native Hawaii

  • by Bob Allen
  • Published: August 1, 2018

Hawaiian-born Bruno Mars performed songs from his 24K Magic tour on "Saturday Night Live."

With high demand for tickets at the final stop on his 24K Magic world tour, Hawaii native Bruno Mars has added a third show at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu this November. It will mark the first time an artist has played three successive concerts at the venue in its 43-year history. Three other acts have performed there twice, however, according to Pollstar’s box office archives.

Michael Jackson performed on two consecutive nights in 1997 during the HIStory tour, his final worldwide solo trek. Then just one year later the Rolling Stones brought their Bridges to Babylon tour to the stadium for a two-night stand. Janet Jackson has headlined there twice as well, but on two different tours – Velvet Rope in 1999 and also her All For You jaunt in 2002.

With three shows booked, the Mars tour could surpass the gross and sold tickets for any of the past events at the venue. U2 holds the gross record at Aloha Stadium, based on $4.5 million in revenue earned in 2006 on the final night of the band’s Vertigo tour. With 45,815 tickets purchased at that show, it is also the event with the top sold ticket count for a single concert at the stadium. 

Mars’ added date — Nov. 8 — precedes the two sold-out concerts already scheduled on Nov. 10 and 11. His three-show stint in Honolulu will complete the 24K Magic tour’s final North American leg, which just kicked off July 25 in Las Vegas.

Since beginning the tour in Belgium on March 28, 2017, Mars has performed in six continents during its 16-month span. His European dates from this summer have not yet been reported, but through the end of the Asian leg in April and May, the 24K Magic tour’s overall gross tops $295 million worldwide. Based on 164 concerts reported since launch, the tour has been attended by more than 2.7 million fans.

  • by Bob Allen
  • Published: August 1, 2018