Bruno Mars arrives for MOA Arena concert
Pop superstar Bruno Mars quietly slipped into Manila today for his concert tomorrow night, March 22, at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City.
The 28-year-old Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, along with his band and crew, is billeted in Solaire Resort and Casino, a short distance from the MOA Arena.
Tickets to the concert have sold out a few weeks ago, according to SM Tickets. But those still hoping to buy one may get in touch with this number, 0917-833-4223. The contact says there are still a few remaining tickets in the following sections: Special VIP (P21,710); Lower Box A (P9,040); and Lower Box Standing (P6,930).
Mars, born Peter Gene Hernandez in Honolulu, grew up in a family of musicians led by his father, Peter Hernandez, a Puerto Rican from Brooklyn, New York. His mother, Bernadette “Bernie” San Pedro Bayot, was born in Manila.
In a past interview with Inquirer Lifestyle, published only last March 12, Bayot, who was very close with her son, was quoted by writer Tatin Yang: “I knew he was special the day he was born.”
The same article mentioned: “In June last year, Bernie unexpectedly died of a brain aneurysm; she was only 55. When Bruno received another Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album for “Unorthodox Jukebox” two months ago, he dedicated his win to his mom: Ma, I know you’re watching, I hope you’re smiling, I love you.”
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