Bruno Mars Performs Two Spectacular Shows In The Philippines

Despite the heavy traffic, rain or shine, the artist gave thousands of his fans two nights they’ll never forget.

Last weekend, Bruno Mars took on the Philippine Arena stage, coming back to his Filipino roots after five years since he last performed here.

Upon selling out tickets for the first night, the singer-songwriter added a second show date to accommodate the overwhelming demand.

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Following a slight delay due to the heavy traffic along NLEX, the show finally kicked off with the energetic “24K Magic.” 

At the end of the first song, the artist took some time to greet his Filipino fans, saying “What’s up, okay ba kayo?! You look beautiful, Philippines! We love this place so much and we hope we can get this audience singing and dancing all night.”

Bruno Mars at the Philippine Arena
Image via Twitter @livenationph

During some of his other tour stops, Bruno Mars has had a no phones policy, where fans had to surrender their devices before entering the venue. Last weekend, he simply encouraged the crowd to put their phones down so they could enjoy the night without any distractions.

And those nights were definitely a dance party. From “Finesse” to “Treasure,” the artist showed off his smooth moves and iconic choreography. 

He then brought out his guitar for “Billionaire” where he changed up some of the lyrics to “Smiling next to Oprah and the Philippines,” “I see my name in bright Filipino lights,” and “When we’re all billionaires,” as the crowd sang along.

Bruno Mars at the Philippine Arena
Image via Twitter @livenationph

In “Calling All My Lovelies,” the artist traded his guitar for a gold telephone. “Hey baby, I’m in the Philippines right now,” he said as he pretended to leave a message. 

“I know it’s been a while, what has it been, like four or five years since I’ve been here. But I still feel the same about you. And still, miss na kita, mahal.” He even sang the last line over and over to the screams of his fans.

After singing “Leave The Door Open,” the singer shared what was running through his mind while performing the song. “See, I got this fantasy in my head. When I say ‘Tell me that you’re coming through,’ all the Filipino girls say ‘I’m coming Bruno! I’m coming!’ Can we try?”

When he was met by deafening shrieks, Bruno played coy saying, “Stop ladies, I’m shy. Nahihiya ako,” with a smile.

Bruno Mars at the Philippine Arena
Image via Twitter @livenationph

While introducing his next song “When I Was Your Man,” the artist shared that to this day, this was the hardest song for him to write and sing.

Bruno Mars didn’t just deliver high energy performances throughout those two nights. He also conveyed his artistry and emotions to thousands of fans who have loved his songs for so many years.

The day after his last show, the singer posted a short song on his social media with the lyrics “Tayo na’t magpugay, dancing in Manila.” The “thank you” video also featured clips from the past two nights.

“Thank you Philippines. Always so special to come out here and sing for y’all,” he wrote in his posts. “We’ll be back. Love always, The Brunz aka Lil Prince Adobo.”

Banner image via Instagram @brunomars.

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