Chart-topper Bruno Mars is returning to New Zealand.

The American heart-throb - whose vast catalogue of hits includes That's What I Like, Just the Way You Are, Grenade, Locked Out of Heaven and When I was Your Man - is set to bring his 24K Magic world tour to New Zealand.

The Herald understands promoters Live Nation Australasia will confirm Mars' return on Monday.

His previous visit to our shores was in May 2014, a trip which saw him wow a sell-out crowd at Auckland's Spark Arena (formerly the Vector Arena).


Live Nation Australasia hinted about the upcoming tour in a post to social media earlier this week, uploading a video promoting Mars' world tour with the message "stay tuned".

Mars is currently touring with his latest show, with a swag of gigs to be played in Europe and North America between now and November 11.

In 2011 the 31-year-old was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world.

As well as being one of the world's biggest music stars, he has also won a legion of fans for having a big heart.

He donated more than $140,000 to children who lost their parents and homes after Typhoon Haiyan wrecked havoc on the Philippines in November 2013.