Bruno Mars incorporated Filipino words into his songs during his 2018 Manila concert held Thursday, May 3, at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena.
This was during the first day of the Philippine leg of Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour, which was produced by MMI Live.
After performing in front of jampacked audiences, the Grammy award-winning singer-song writer performed on stage at an after party held at the CHAOS Nightclub at City of Dreams Manila. As for the second night of his 24K Magic World Tour sold-out concert, it was also held at the MOA Arena.
Bruno Mars, whose bona fide name is Peter Gene Hernandez, was born to a Filipino mother and a Puerto Rican father in Honolulu, Hawaii.
At one point, Mars pretended to make a phone call and said, “Hey, baby, I’m in Manila right now. I just called to tell you…Miss na kita, mahal.” The spectators cheered as he performed it again and again with an accent: “Miss na kita, mahal.”
Mars kicked off his24K Magic World Tour Manila concert by singing “Finesse” from his album latest album.
Bruno Mars took to Instagram and posted a photograph of himself on stage in MOA Arena with “Feelin myself in Manila” caption and hashtag #24kmagicworldtour.
As of writing, the photo earns over 9,000 comments and nearly 1.2 million likes.
It’s become a practice for the sensational star to post at least a single photo from each leg of his 24K Magic World Tour, as a way to express his gratitude his fans. Among the cities he’s acknowledged on the popular photo-sharing app includes Bangkok, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Mexico, Sao Paolo in Brazil, and New Orleans.
Mars has been on his 24K Magic tour since March 2017. He is about to wrap up the Asian leg this month, before heading to Europe and Africa. The tour’s finale will take place in United States starting on September to last until October in a number of major American cities.