Mario Announces Comeback Tour (Around Grammy Weekend) + Set To Release New Material?
Mario is making quite the return. After the release of "Somebody Else," many including myself, were wondering when we would be getting the release of his next single. It turns out Mario will now be going independent, as he has officially joined a new digital entertainment company, "Rivers Media Group," which he helped develop. I must say, it's quite a surprise to know that Mario will be going independent. I feel with most artist going independent, they aren't exactly able to manage themselves well. Take a look at an artist like Mya for an example. She's a great artist. She's released 2 EP's last year, and did they get any kind of recognition? True, most EP's don't get much comercial success, and Mya is an R&B artist, so this only says a lot for Mario. He's had countless hits, but I'm just hoping he will be able to manage himself well, since he is independent now. With new music, also means a new tour! Mario has stated that he plans on touring around the Grammy Weekend, which we'll definitely be interesting.
Mario has only released one single so far, from his indepedent label, and all I'm saying is, maybe Mario should slow down with this project. Mario hasn't had a hit in years. I don't think he's exactly ready to go on tour, unless it includes various other acts. He wouldn't be able to hold a arena by himself, even if he is talented.
At this point in his career, he should be focusing on his return. Mario revealed more on what we could expect this year from him saying, "I’ve always been a much broader artist than I’ve ever been portrayed. But, I honestly had little to no control over what the world heard or saw from me before now. I set out to change that not just for myself, but for other artists as well. I soon realized that I needed to heed my own advice. I needed to believe in myself. While my previous label had trouble seeing me as more than a niche artist, I knew I was called to a greater platform. The problem was that I wasn’t sure I could do much about it without their hand. I had to get out of that mind state. I had to do something about it." I'll definitely be following Mario around this journey.