Bruno Mars tour with Cardi B hits Toronto in September | Toronto Star

Bruno Mars’ two Air Canada Centre dates in September lead Monday’s list of upcoming concerts announced on Monday.

Mars, fresh of having won Album of the Year and Record of the Year (and six awards in total) at the Grammy Awards for his collection 24K Magic, hits the arena on Sept. 22 and 23, as part of his North American tour with his “Finesse” collaborator Cardi B in tow. Tickets for the new dates will go on sale to Friday, February 16 at noon at LiveNation.com; no word on prices yet, though predictably there are tickets already being sold on StubHub starting at $239 U.S.

Other Toronto concerts announced on Monday (all tickets sold via Livenation.com and Ticketmaster:

  • Mexican pop institution Luis Miguel takes the Budweiser Stage on June 7; tickets will cost $40 to $500 when they go on sale Friday, Feb. 16.
  • Austrian indie-folk performer Vance Joy follows Miguel to the Budweieser Stage on June 22; $25-$75 tickets will be available on Feb. 23.

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  • Indie-pop’s Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness will do an acoustic evening at the Danforth Music Hall on May 31; tickets will set you back $35 or $51 starting Feb. 16.
  • American synth-pop performer Hayley Kiyoko plays the Danforth on June 3; Tickets ($20 or $25) can be had as of Feb. 15.

In less happy concert news, Judas Priest’s longtime guitarist Glenn Tipton won’t be joining the heavy metal band Judas Priest on its upcoming tour, including its two dates in Greater Toronto.

The British rockers say Tipton is stepping down from touring due to Parkinson’s disease, a condition that began to afflict him a decade ago.

He will be replaced on the band’s Firepower tour by Andy Sneap, a veteran heavy metal producer, and the guitarist for the British band Hell.

Tipton says he’s still part of the band, and hopes to play when he’s able. Judas Priest plays Oshawa’s Tribute Communities Centre on March 28 and Casino Rama on March 30.

–Credit: TORONTO STAR

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