American singer/songwriter Bruno Mars has postponed his forthcoming Australia and New Zealand tour dates due to a throat infection that will require him to take some time to rest his vocal chords. He was set to make a visit to our shores to promote his new album Unorthodox Jukebox, which is out early December.
Update 07/04/2013: Bruno Mars Reschedules Australian Tour, Feb/March 2014
The tour was pencilled in for an early 2013 run of dates, but according to news.com.au, the singer’s throat problems had been getting gradually worse since his live performance on Saturday Night Live a few weeks ago. Doctors orders will have him resting for a while and all travel and promotional work will be held off for the time being.
Mars took to Twitter (below) to notify his fans that he would be pushing the trip back, but also assured fans that he will be making his way here soon enough, saying ” When I come I wanna come correct”.
Unorthodox Jukebox will be his second studio album and follow-up to his highly successful 2010 album Doo-Wops & Hooligans. The album includes production from Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Emile Haynie, Diplo and Supa Dups, as well as the Smeezingtons, Mars’ three-man songwriting and production team. First single, Locked Out of Heaven is already enjoying some success, and was a great taste for what to expect from the upcoming full release.
Australia and New Zealand I'm pushing my trip back because when I come I wanna come correct. I'm planning the tour as we speak. Love Yall
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) November 11, 2012