October 1, 2012

Bruno Mars To Host and Perform on Saturday Night October 20, 2012 Live

Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars will host and perform on Saturday Night Live October 20th. This appearance will mark the Grammy winner’s return to TV and the debut performance of his new single “Locked Out Of Heaven.” The singer/songwriter/producer/musician has also announced the release of the “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX,” the follow-up to his platinum certified breakthrough debut and “Album of the Year” Grammy nominated “DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS. Mars’ new album “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX” will arrive everywhere December 11th.

Mars will personally unveil the album’s first single “Locked Out Of Heaven” later tonight with YouTube live stream and Google+ Hangout, set to get underway at 7 PM (ET)/4PM (PT) at his official YouTube channel,www.youtube.com/brunomars. The multi-talented superstar will take tweets (using hashtag #AskTheDragon) from fans before offering the world its first listen to “Locked Out Of Heaven” via an exclusive YouTube video visualizer (a full-scale companion video clip is now in production, with a world premiere date to be announced shortly). The track will impact multi-format radio outlets nationwide immediately following its premiere. “Locked Out Of Heaven” will then go on sale at all digital retailers tomorrow, October 2nd.

As its title suggests, “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX” once again sees Mars melding a multitude of musical approaches to create his own distinctive sound. The album was executive produced by The Smeezingtons, the hit-making production team comprised of Mars, Philip Lawrence, and Ari Levine. An additional array of top producers also joined in the creation of “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX,” including such award-winning studio superstars as Jeff Bhasker (fun., Kanye West, Jay-Z), Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lil Wayne, Black Lips) and Diplo (M.I.A, Usher).

Mars – who is currently starring on the cover of Billboard – will make a number of high profile TV appearances celebrating the release of “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX.” A full schedule will be announced in the coming weeks, as will information regarding upcoming live performances. For up-to-the-minute information, please see www.brunomars.com.
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