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Bruno Mars shows some wrinkles at the Forum

Nobody opens a concert with a song called “Finesse” unless he’s confident he can deliver proof of concept.

And, sure enough, that’s what Bruno Mars did Tuesday night at the Forum in Inglewood, where the pop-soul superstar played the first of four gigs behind his most recent album, last year’s double-platinum “24K Magic.”

Leading the expert live band he’s taken twice to the Super Bowl, Mars sang and danced with seemingly effortless precision as he performed nearly all of “24K Magic” along with some of the earlier hits that helped establish him as one of music’s canniest mimics.11

“That was just a warm-up,” he said after “Finesse” — which was probably true for a group of players that typically starts out where many hope to end up.