Bruno Mars & Janelle Monae Are Coming To Broomfield

Bruno Mars & Janelle Monae Announce North American Co-Headlining Tour “Hooligans in Wondaland,” which will stop in Broomfield at the 1st Bank Center on May 29th.

Elektra recording artist Bruno Mars and Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy/Atlantic recording artist Janelle Monáe have announced plans for a major North American co-headlining tour, “Hooligans in Wondaland,” this May and June.

Both Mars and Monáe were among the top stars at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, performing a medley of their hits alongside Rebel Rock Entertainment/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist B.o.B. Their critically acclaimed performance received a rousing standing ovation. Additionally, singer/songwriter/producer Bruno Mars was one of the night’s big winners, taking home the “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” trophy for his 3x RIAA platinum certified debut single, “Just The Way You Are.”

Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy/Atlantic recording artist Janelle Monáe is without question one of the most celebrated new artists in recent memory, a fact made clear by a pair of impressive Grammy Awards nominations. Her acclaimed single, “Tightrope (Feat. Big Boi),” was named in the “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” category, while her genre-bending debut album, “THE ARCHANDROID” received a nod as “Best Contemporary R&B Album.”

In addition, “THE ARCHANDROID” earned universal critical applause around the world. The album — which includes the hit single, “Cold War” — was named among 2010’s best by a wide range of national outlets, including Time, People, Entertainment Weekly, Spin, New York, NPR, Paste,Vibe, and Pitchfork, with PopMatters, the Associated Press, and the Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot all declaring it to be the year’s finest work bar none. What’s more, a Grammy Awards preview in last Friday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal openly decreed that “THE ARCHANDROID” “is superior to any disc up for the ‘Album of the Year’ award.”

Across the Atlantic, the United Kingdom’s The Guardian also named “THE ARCHANDROID” as its top album of 2010, declaring that Monáe “belongs to the tradition of OutKast, Prince, David Bowie and Funkadelic — artists who command so many genres that they become one themselves…No other album this year seems so alive with possibility. Monáe is young and fearless enough to try anything, gifted enough to pull almost all of it off, and large-hearted enough to make it feel like a communal experience.”

Complete List of Dates:

May 4: New York, NY (Roseland Ballroom)
May 7: Boston, Mass. (Agganis Arena)
May 8: Camden, N.J. (Susquehanna Bank Ctr.)
May 10: Atlanta, Ga. (Fox Theatre)
May 11: Miami Beach, Fla. (Fillmore Miami Beach)
May 17: Grand Prarie, Tex. (Verizon Theatre at Grand Prarie)
May 18: Houston, Tex. (Reliant Arena)
May 20: Montgomery, Ala. (Jubliee CityFest)
May 22: Windsor, Ontario (Caesars Windsor)
May 24: Milwaukee, Wis. (Eagles Ballroom)
May 25: St. Paul, Minn. (Roy Wilkins Auditorium)
May 27: Chicago, Ill. (Aragon Ballroom)
May 28: Kansas City, Mo. (Uptown Theatre)
May 29: Broomfield, Colo. (1st Bank Center)
May 30: Oren, Utah (McKay Events Center)
June 2: Seattle, Wash. (WAMU Theater @ Qwest Field)
June 3: Vancouver, BC (Rogers Arena)
June 4: Portland, Oreg. (Roseland Theatre)
June 7: Reno, Nev. (Grand Sierra Resort & Casino)
June 8: San Francisco, Calif. (Bill Graham Civic Auditorium)
June 10: Coachella, Calif. (Spotlight 29 Casino)
June 11: Del Mar, Calif. (San Diego County Fair)
June 12: Universal City, Calif. (Gibson Amphitheatre)
June 15: Phoenix, Ariz. (Comerica Theatre)


Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!