Bruno Mars did a seven-figure strong for the city of Flint, Mich., amid his show on Saturday night (Aug. 12) in rural Detroit.
As he shut his primary set with “Just The Way You Are” at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mars told the group that he was giving $1 million to “our siblings and sisters in Flint, Michigan” to give help to the proceeding with wake of the city’s water emergency. Mars and Live Nation coordinated assets from the sold-out show to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, which tends to both prompt worries and in addition future needs of youngsters presented to lead in its water supply.
In a statement, Mars said, “I’m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause. Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”
After announcing the donation in concert, Mars told the Palace crowd, “This is why we love what we do. We get a chance to go up on stage every night and perform … and the fact that we can show up here and celebrate under one roof together, all this positive energy that’s flowing. This is the world we want to live in.”
Mars added, “I love this state” and spoke about walking around Detroit and visiting the Motown Museum the day before the show. He and his band, the Hooligans, added a bit of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” to start their encore as an added local touch.
Saturday’s show was a piece of Mars’ proceeding with 24K Magic World Tour, which wraps up its North American leg with four November appears at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., trailed by swings through Latin America Oceana, Asia and Mexico into June of 2018.
The Flint Water Crisis was distinguished in 2014 when the hotspot for drinking water was changed from Detroit water to the Flint River. Because of inadequate treatment an expected more than 100,000 inhabitants were presented to polluted water with large amounts of lead, which as been connected to an expansion in Legionnaires’ sickness and other medical problems. Stone has changed back to Detroit for its water supply, and a few state authorities have surrendered or are under prosecution for carelessness.
Different superstars, for example, Eminem and Cher, have likewise made gifts and upheld Flint in the wake of the emergency. More data about the circumstance in Flint and the Community Foundation can be found at www.cfgf.org.1 of 1