Bruno Mars, the Honolulu-born singer-songwriter of hits like “Grenade” and “Just the Way You Are” as well as “Tightrope”-singer Janelle Monae, will be coming to Stony Brook University as part of the concert series on May 6.
Posters will be seen all over campus depicting a vintage-style photograph of Mars and Monae, who are coming to campus as part of Mars’ national tour, known as “Hooligans in Wondaland.”
“It all sort of just worked,” said Moiz Khan Malik, the director of USG event programming, who is currently running for president within the student government. “He is just starting his national tour when our events happen, he was in the NY region [and] he was free on the one date we got from athletics.”
The company Khan works with, concertideas.com, also helped because of its great relationship with Mars’ agent, Khan said.
The word on the artist, who also sang with B.o.B. for the hit song “Nothin’ on You,” was kept quiet while waiting for a contractual agreement. Rumors have been spread about Mars’ arrival, but it is not official yet. Some contracts are still in negotiations but are working to be finalized soon, Khan said.