Bruno Mars appeared to be devoting more time to his own Las Vegas residency after announcing Silk Sonic’s withdrawal from the 2023 Grammy Awards.
Last October, the R&B duo announced that their album, “An Evening With Silk Sonic,” would be considered for the 2023 Grammy Awards.
“An Evening With Silk Sonic” is considered one of the frontrunners for Album of the Year, competing against “Renaissance,” “Harry’s House,” “30,” “Un Verano Sin Ti,” and even “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” – albums considered a shoo-in for the coveted category.
Mars said in a statement at the time:
“We truly put our all on this record, but Silk Sonic would like to gracefully, humbly and most importantly, sexually, bow out of submitting our album this year. We hope we can celebrate with everyone on a great year of music and partake in the party. Thank you for letting Silk Sonic thrive.”
The duo, which included Anderson Paak, won all of their nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards earlier this year, including Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best R&B Performance.
Mars appeared to be booked and busy despite the massive pullout, as he recently announced that he would be having more dates on his own Las Vegas Residency.
The new dates were announced in response to popular demand from his previously announced New Year’s Eve shows at the Dolby Live at Park MGM Grand on December 30 and 31, 2022.
According to Billboard, Mars will add ten more dates to his Las Vegas residency in 2023. This will be the first time the “Uptown Funk” hitmaker performs as a solo act since his duo debut with Anderson Paak in 2021.
Bruno Mars will perform in Las Vegas on January 25, 27, and 28, 2023, followed by seven additional dates in February. Mars will also perform on February 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, and 14, 2023.
Tickets for Bruno Mars’ Las Vegas residency are already on sale through Ticketmaster.