Jason Mraz Acoustic Tour Dates

Jason Mraz jeans

Jason Mraz is set to hit the road on a brief acoustic tour, which kicks off Saturday (March 15) at Santa Cruz’s Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, with stops along the west coast through the end of the month. The Atlantic recording artist will be joined by close friends, Los Angeles-based Raining Jane. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.

Jason Mraz Tour Dates With Special Guests Raining Jane
March 15 – Santa Cruz, CA at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
March 16 – Rohnert Park, CA at Green Music Center
March 17 – Sacramento, CA at Community Center Theater
March 19 – San Luis Obispo, CA at Christopher Cohan Center
March 26 – Fresno, CA at Saroyan Theatre
March 27 – Riverside, CA at Fox Theatre
March 29 – Eugene, OR at Silva Concert Hall
March 30 – Chico, CA at CSUC Laxson Auditorium
March 31 – Redding, CA at Cascade Theatre

Jason Mraz Can’t Do Fictional Songwriting

Jason Mraz with his guitar

Jason Mraz spoke with Examiner.com about the success of his smash single ‘I’m Yours’, his latest album ‘Love Is A Four Letter Word’, songwriting from personal experience, and his goals.

“I’ve yet to be a writer that can manifest some fictional story and try to understand some character’s emotion. I always write whatever is coming up from me at the time,” Mraz said. “So for the ‘Love Is A Four Letter Word’ album process what was coming up from me was love, love, love, what is all this love? And it really didn’t have anything to do with me being a master at it. It had everything to do with me not knowing anything about it.” The album about love arrived in wake of last year’s split from then fiance Tristan Prettyman.

Christina Perri Follows Spring Headline Tour With Jason Mraz Summer Trek

Christina Perri surrounded by candles

Christina Perri has announced details of a major summer tour. The dates see Perri joining her Atlantic labelmate Jason Mraz on the North American leg of his “Tour Is A Four Letter Word” World Tour, beginning August 10th at New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena and then continuing though early October. See the tour dates below.

The Atlantic recording artist recently teamed with the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter for a performance of her upcoming new single ‘Distance’. The appearance was a highlight of Germany’s 2012 ECHO Awards ceremonies. The single will be released later this month.

Perri’s original version of ‘Distance’ will be featured in a series of promotional spots heralding ABC’s hit series, ‘Revenge’, beginning tonight. Christina appears in a video featuring highlights from the show that will be featured during the ‘Revenge: From the Beginning’ clip show which airs on April 11th.

Perri will kick off her extensive U.S. spring tour April 30th at Asheville, NC’s The Orange Peel and then continuing through late May. Support on all dates come from Sleeping At Last.

Christina Perri On Tour 2012
4/30 – 5/20 w/Special Guests Sleeping At Last
8/10 – 10/7 w/Jason Mraz’s “Tour Is A Four Letter Word” World Tour

Apr. 30 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
May 1 – Norfolk, VA The Norva
May 2 – Munhall, PA Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
May 4 – New York, NY Webster Hall
May 5 – South Burlington, VT Higher Ground – Ballroom
May 6 – Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
May 8 – New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
May 10 – Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
May 11 – Lansing, MI The Loft
May 12 – Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
May 14 – Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
May 15 – Bloomington, IN Bluebird Nightclub
May 16 – Columbia, MO The Blue Note
May 18 – Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
May 19 – Bloomington, IL Castle Theatre
May 20 – Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
Aug. 10 – New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena
Aug. 11 – Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 12 – Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 14 – Tampa, FL 1-800-Ask Gary Amphitheatre
Aug. 15 – West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
Aug. 17 – Orange Beach, AL Amphitheater at the Wharf
Aug. 18 – Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre Lakewood
Aug. 19 – Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Aug. 21 – Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 22 – Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 24 – Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug. 25 – Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
Aug. 26 – Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 28 – Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 29 – Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 31 – Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept. 1 – Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach
Sept. 2 – Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sept. 5 – Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Sept. 7 – Boston, MA Comcast Center
Sept. 8 – Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Sept. 9 – Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sept. 11 – St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept. 12 – Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Sept. 14 – Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
Sept. 15 – Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Sept. 16 – Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Sept. 21 – Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
Sept. 22 – Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
Sept. 24 – Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept. 28 – San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
Sept. 29 – San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Oct. 2 – Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
Oct. 4 – Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
Oct. 5 – Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 7 – Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Casino

Jason Mraz Keeps His Sexuality Options Open

Singer Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz spoke with Pride Source in a Q&A, asking the singer songwriter about his new album ‘Love is a Four Letter Word’ and the story behind the title, being “a poster boy for gay rights”, the role gay marriage rights played in his relationship with Tristan Prettyman ending, the love of oneself being the greatest love of all, and keeping his options open sexually.

“Yeah, I’m keeping more of my options open these days,” Mraz said when asked about how his sexuality is fluid. “The older I get, the more fearless I become. That’s not to say I’m absolutely fearless. (Long pause) Man, I should be really careful with my words, especially with this question.”

Jason Mraz Announces ‘Tour Is A Four Letter Word’ Worldwide Tour

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz has announced plans for a major worldwide tour, dubbed ‘Tour Is A Four Letter Word’ The newly announced dates will celebrate the upcoming release of the Atlantic recording artist’s hugely anticipated new album, ‘Love Is A Four Letter Word’. The album – which features the hit single ‘I Won’t Give Up’ – arrives in U.S. stores and at all online retailers on April 17th, while “simultaneously” being released worldwide on dates ranging from April 14 (Germany/Australia) and April 16 (UK and most of Europe). The global trek, which sees Atlantic Records labelmate Christina Perri opening on the North American leg, will get underway in early June with a series of Asian dates that includes shows in South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. From there, Mraz will return home for his biggest North American tour to date, kicking off August 9th at New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena. Further highlights include stops at Denver’s world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater (slated for September 24th) and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl (on October 5th). The global journey closes out in Europe with stops that include France, Germany, and the famed O2 Arena in London. Tickets will be on-sale beginning April 13th. In North America, Jason has worked closely with Ticketmaster to implement their “paperless ticketing” system in most venues, in order to attempt to get the tickets in the hands of “our real fans, without the inflated pricing we’ve seen in so many recent tours. I know we could be charging more for the best seats in the house, but I want all our fans to get an equal chance to afford and buy our tickets.”

In addition to the imminent tour, Mraz has scheduled a number of high profile TV appearances to herald the release of ‘Love Is A Four Letter Word’. Among the highlights are visits to PBS’ ‘Tavis Smiley’ and the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show (both on April 17th), ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on April 18th, and E!’s ‘Chelsea Lately’ on April 24th. This spring, Mraz will appear on VH1’s ‘Storytellers’, and, later this year, he’ll perform on the popular webcast, ‘Live From Daryl’s House’. The appearances follow Mraz’s recent performances on NBC’s Today and CBS’s ‘Late Show with David Letterman’, as well as an additional installment of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’.

Jason Mraz ‘Tour Is A Four Letter Word’ Tour 2012
8/9 – 10/7 with Christina Perri
June 8 – Pusan, South Korea at Busan Exhibition Center
June 9 – Seoul, South Korea at Rainbow Festival
June 16 – Bangkok, Thailand at Impact Arena
June 19 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at Stadium Mederka
June 22 – Jakarta, Indonesia at Senayan
June 24 – Hong Kong at Asia World Arena
June 26 – Taipei, Taiwan at Taipei Arena
June 29 – Singapore at Gardens By The Bay
July 1 – Honolulu, HI at Waikiki Shell
August 9 – New Orleans, LA at Lakefront Arena
August 11 – Dallas, TX at Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 12 – Houston, TX at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 14 – Tampa, FL at 1-800-Ask Gary Amphitheatre
August 15 – West Palm Beach, FL at Cruzan Amphitheatre
August 17 – Orange Beach, AL at Amphitheater at the Wharf
August 18 – Atlanta, GA at Aarons Amphitheatre Lakewood
August 19 – Raleigh, NC at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
August 21 – Charlotte, NC at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
August 22 – Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Arena
August 24 – Columbia, MD at Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 25 – Hartford, CT at Comcast Theatre
August 26 – Philadelphia, PA at Susquehanna Bank Center
August 28 – Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center
August 29 – Detroit, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 31 – Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center
September 1 – Wantagh, NY at Nikon at Jones Beach
September 2 – Saratoga Springs, NY at Saratoga Performing Arts Center
September 5 – Cleveland, OH at Blossom Music Center
September 7 – Boston, MA at Comcast Center
September 8 – Montreal, QC at Bell Centre
September 9 – Toronto, ON at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
September 11 – St. Louis, MO at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
September 12 – Kansas City, MO at Starlight Theatre
September 14 – Indianapolis, IN at Klipsch Music Center
September 15 – Chicago, IL at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
September 16 – Minneapolis, MN at Target Center
September 21 – Vancouver, BC at Rogers Arena
September 22 – Seattle, WA at Gorge Amphitheatre
September 24 – Denver, CO at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 28 – San Jose, CA at HP Pavilion
September 29 – San Diego, CA at Cricket Wireless Pavilion
October 2 – Phoenix, AZ at US Airways Center
October 4 – Berkeley, CA at Greek Theatre
October 5 – Los Angeles, CA at Hollywood Bowl
October 7 – Las Vegas, NV at Red Rock Casino
November 12 – Paris, France at Le Zenith
November 13 – Luxembourg at Luxembourg Rockhal
November 14 – Zurich, Switzerland at Maag Hall
November 19 – Lisbon, Portugal at Atlantic Pavillion
November 22 – Amsterdam, Holland at Ziggo Dome
November 24 – Frankfurt, Germany at Jahrhunderthalle
November 25 – Dusseldorf, Germany at Mitsubishi Electric Hall
November 26 – Berlin, Germany at Columbiahalle
November 28 – Munich, Germany at Zenith
November 29 – Brussels, Belgium at Forest National
December 1 – London, United Kingdom at O2

Tristan Prettyman No Longer Engaged – Jason Mraz Wasn’t Ready

Tristan Prettyman checked in with fans on her Tumblr moments ago, confirming that her engagement to fellow singer songwriter Jason Mraz is off. When Jason was interviewed by The Daily Beast earlier this month during the Samsung Hope for Children gala, he talked about the split. “My greatest mistake right now is, I’ve been clinging to my art,” Mraz said. “In that, I have victory for my art and a great loss for my heart. At the moment, my beautiful fiance is no longer my beautiful fiance.”

Tristan writes:

I am no longer engaged.

Why: He wasn’t ready.

It’s all good though, we are still friends.

I am committed to him being a happy human, growing into a great man, that will one day rock someones world.

As for me, I am ready to get the show on the road…

There is a saying that goes: Force, is most always met with resistance.

So please, note to self (literally I note this to myself, post it note it to my forehead style): I am not in any rush to find a replacement.

I am SOOO excited for my next record.

I am SOOO excited to raise this new puppy.

I am super excited to see what the universe has in store for me…

Check out the entire post here and watch Jason’s Daily Beast interview below.

23 Connects Jason Mraz And New Fiance Tristan Prettyman

Jason Mraz at a radio station in Paris, FranceJason Mraz checked in with fans on his Freshness Factor Five Thousand blog on Tuesday (December 28), talking about proposing to Tristan Prettyman on December 23rd and how the two singer songwriter’s are connected by the number 23. Jason writes:

Tristan Prettyman’s birthday is May 23rd. We first met at pal Anya Marina’s birthday party – September 23rd. We hit it off instantly by syncing our interest in this magical prime number. Whenever she or I come upon it, whether being sat at table 23, or assigned seat 23 on a plane, we almost-always and/or involuntarily think about the other. We currently live 23 miles apart. She too has the number 23 inscribed on her body, and on November 23rd, I bought her a diamond ring.

… I designed the ring to hold 46 stones – 23 for her. 23 for me. The section surrounding the main diamond is laid out with 11 on one side and 11 on the other. This way, it’s always 11:11. The stone on top, that which symbolizes our coming together as one, makes 23. The Carat Weight? What else: 2.3.

We both see this being a long engagement, but would love to get married within the next 2.3 years. She will likely retain her beautiful name, but should she decide to hyphenate, Tristan Ann Prettyman-Mraz makes 23 letters.

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Jason Mraz Enters Santa Fe’s Vortex

Jason Mraz talks about 'Freedom Song'Jason Mraz checked in with fans on his Freshness Factor Five Thousand blog on Thursday (December 9), talking about his time in New Mexico, cows and vortexes. The singer songwriter tells readers:

Santa Fe is thought to be a vortex; a geographical location so energetic it naturally attracts intuits, nudists, and naturalists and forces the visitor and resident alike to find healing thru harmony. It is said to be quite impossible to remain in this energy unless “equilibrium is found by the individual.” (btw I’m standing on one leg as I write this.)

Vortexes are generally unseen yet viewed as swirling tornadoes of light. In Santa Fe, the vortex that lured me in was a tornado of beauty – lush green and adobe brown under a landscape of rich sky blue and red chili spice.

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Sauna Talk With Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz wears a hat while talking about 'Freedom Song'Jason Mraz checked in with fans on his Freshness Factor Five Thousand blog on Tuesday (December 7), talking about items he doesn’t want from Santa Claus for Christmas, including a portable sauna, leading him into a discussion on sweat therapy. The singer songwriter tells readers:

Whenever I’m in a Sauna, I like to say, “It’s like a sauna in here.” even when I’m by myself.

I once shared a Sauna with Ingrid Michaelson when we were on tour together in Sweden. The Swedish love Saunas. I don’t recall the Sauna ever getting hot and we ended up just sitting there in the wooden box talking about how boring it was.

Tonight I had a Sauna all to myself during a spontaneous spa visit. I decided to reward my body after sitting behind the wheel for 2000 miles. The privacy of the solo-sauna gave me an opportunity to sing and chant until I got dry mouth and shortness of breath. Apparently you lose a pint of water for every 20 minutes you spend in the heat.

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