During an interview with Yahoo TV, Mars said that the marquee performance almost did not happen since a street had to be blocked entirely and several safety requirements to be complied with. He further confessed that only at this point in his career he had felt prepared to face the "brutal audience at the Apollo", as it had previously shown "rejection of other artists" at another live event, Amateur Night at the Apollo. He chose the Apollo Theater because it was a "magical place" for him given its "rich history in music and pop culture".
"You are about to see this album completely come to life in a magical setting like the Apollo Theater," he tells us. "You will see me and my band, having the time of our lives, inviting everyone to Harlem to our party. Hopefully, the viewers are going to feel like they are right there with us." 2b1af7f3a8