Bruno Mars Was Instructed to Evacuate Due to Attacks, Leaving His Band’s Gear Behind
Written by Mere Moto on October 17, 2023
Bruno Mars was set to become the third American artist ever to perform two sold out concerts at the 70,000-capacity HaYarkon Park in Tel Aviv, Israel — following Madonna in 2009 and Michael Jackson in 1993.
He played his first show with two Tel Aviv acts opening, running nearly four hours in total.
However, with the country being declared to be at war the concert had to be cancelled.
“All ticket purchases to the show will receive an automatic refund to the credit card through which the purchase was made,” said a statement that Bluestone Group shared online.
Within a few hours Bruno Mars and his 60-person crew were at Ben Gurion Airport, where they boarded a flight to Athens.
From Athens, Mars was supposed to travel to Doha for his performance, but he was reportedly unable to pack up and transport his production gear out of Israel in time for that performance. The Doha show had to be cancelled as well.