Bruno Mars tweets all-night revelry in advance of album release, TODAY appearance

Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:30 AM ET

Anyone wondering why Bruno Mars opted to perform on TODAY Tuesday morning wearing sunglasses only had to look at the singer's Twitter posts (and classy black and white photos) from the past 14 hours or so: Mars took his "hooligans" out on the town for all-night revelry and a celebration of the release of his second album, "Unorthodox Jukebox."

Video: The musical superstar took over the Billboard charts only two years ago, when his debut album went on to sell six million copies. He performs his new single, “Locked Out of Heaven,” featured on his sophomore album, “Unorthodox Jukebox.”

Sure, the photos look a little staged, but it's a hilarious romp through a night on the town with some excited young men as they apparently take the subway out to party, spray bouncers with ketchup (and flee), then end up with their pants down (literally, though thankfully most everyone remembered to wear boxers). And they do all of it while wearing swanky tuxedos with ruffled shirts ... not coincidentally, the same shirts they had on for their TODAY appearance.

Video: The Grammy-winning singer chats about today’s release of his second album, “Unorthodox Jukebox,” and performs one of the songs featured on the album, “If I Knew.”

Check out how everything unfolded!

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