Bruno Mars delivered a truly explosive performance of 'Gorilla' at his Moonshine Jungle tour kickoff show in Washington, D.C.

Mars employed strategically timed pyrotechnics with his rendition of the 'Unorthodox Jukebox' track. The sex-drenched song is a fan favorite, and though it may prove too racy for radio, it's perfect for a live show -- especially when someone as talented as Mars is behind the mic. Based on the passion in his voice and the power of his performance, you'd never guess he just dealt with a huge personal tragedy. Gorillas sure are strong, but we think Mars is even stronger.