Bruno Mars has announced an extensive world tour to promote his forthcoming third studio album '24K Magic'. He is due to set out on no less than 85 dates across North America and Europe next year, and if he's planning to cover more international ground later on we are yet to uncover the details.

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'24K Magic' is due for release this Fall and the world tour will span North America and Europe, reaching countries the likes of France, Spain, Germany, Italy and Scandinavia. There will also be a number of shows in the UK and Ireland, including a two-date performance at London's O2 Arena. 

The tour will begin in Antwerp, Belgium on March 28th 2017, reaching the States on July 15th at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena, and will finish with a four-night residency at The Forum in Los Angeles next November. 

The singer released the self-titled first single from the album in October, reaching number five in the US and UK charts. Since then he has unveiled two more tracks from the album, namely the smooth and sensual 'Versace On The Floor' and the upbeat 'Chunky' which he performed on 'Saturday Night Live' last month.

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Recorded at Glenwood Place, Burbank, California, the album has reportedly seen Mars working with producers the likes of Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, Skrillex, James Fauntleroy and Andrew Wyatt, though only The Stereotypes and Shampoo Press & Curl have been credited officially so far.

As well as his 'SNL' appearance, Mars also performed at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut last month and also hit up the MTV European Video Music Awards.

Tickets for the tour will be available on November 21st 2016, with everyone who pre-orders '24K Magic' receiving early access to tickets. Before this though he his due to embark on his Las Vegas residency at MGM's Park Theater in Monte Carlo in December.

'24K Magic' will be released on November 18th 2016.