Jason Mraz slates "Tour is a Four Letter Word" Worldwide Concert Tour! April 03 2012
<u><strong>JASON MRAZ SLATES â€œTOUR IS A FOUR LETTER WORDâ€
WORLDWIDE CONCERT TOUR;
DATES CELEBRATE HUGELY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM;
â€œLOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORDâ€ ARRIVES ON APRIL 17TH</strong>
Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced plans for a major worldwide tour, dubbed â€œTOUR IS A FOUR LETTER WORD.â€ The newly announced dates will celebrate the upcoming release of his hugely anticipated new album, â€œLOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD.â€ The album â€“ which features the hit single, â€œI Wonâ€™t Give Upâ€ â€“ arrives in stores and at all online retailers on April 17th.
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 Orleansâ€™ Lakefront Arena.
<strong>Mraz will play three Canadian dates: September 8 in Montreal at the Bell Centre, September 9 in Toronto at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, and September 21 in Vancouver at the Rogers Arena.</strong>
Further highlights include stops at Denverâ€™s world famous Red Rocks Amphitheater (slated for September 24th) and Los Angelesâ€™ one-and-only 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. There will be presale ticket opportunities in many U.S. markets. For complete details, please visit <a href = 'http://jasonmraz.com/tour'>http://jasonmraz.com/tour</a>. In North America, Jason has worked closely with Ticketmaster to implement their â€œpaperless ticketingâ€ system in most venues, in order to attempt to get the tickets in the hands of â€œour real fans, without the inflated pricing weâ€™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.â€
In addition to the imminent tour, Mraz has scheduled a number of high profile TV appearances to herald the release of â€œLOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD.â€ Among the highlights are visits to PBSâ€™ Tavis Smiley and the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show (both on April 17th), ABCâ€™s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 18th, and E!â€™s Chelsea Lately on April 24th. This spring, Mraz will appear on VH1â€™s Storytellers, and, later this year, heâ€™ll perform on the popular webcast, Live From Darylâ€™s House. The appearances follow Mrazâ€™s recent performances on NBCâ€™s Today and CBSâ€™s Late Show with David Letterman, as well as an additional installment of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Mraz and Christina Perri recently performed Perriâ€™s â€œDistance,â€ creating a special moment during the German Echo Awards. This was followed by Mrazâ€™s many other international television performances that include Taratata in France and Numero 1 in Spain.
Produced by multiple GRAMMYÂ® Award-winner Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, Christina Perri, My Morning Jacket), â€œLOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORDâ€ marks Mrazâ€™s finest, most fully realized collection to date. Fueled by magnificently textured arrangements and distinctive vocal landscapes, the album â€“ Mrazâ€™s fourth studio release and first new collection since 2008â€™s epochal â€œWE SING. WE DANCE. WE STEAL THINGS.â€ â€“ fully confirms the San Diego-based singer/songwriter as one of modern popâ€™s most vibrant and inventive artists.
â€œLOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORDâ€ is available now for pre-order via <a href = 'http://jasonmraz.com/preorder'>http://jasonmraz.com/preorder</a>. A variety of unique packages offer fans the opportunity for first access to ticket pre-sales for Jasonâ€™s upcoming tour--available only to people who pre-order through <a href = 'http://jasonmraz.com'>jasonmraz.com</a>. Packages include exciting extras such as a limited edition t-shirt featuring Jasonâ€™s own Instagram photos, a hand-numbered lithographed poster, a bumper sticker, a tote bag, a magnet set, an instant download of the recently released â€œLIVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORDâ€ EP, and an array of additional album content such as demos, videos, and special bonus tracks. All pre-order packages will also include an exclusive track, entitled â€œCollapsible Plans,â€ which is not available anywhere else.
Meanwhile, â€œI Wonâ€™t Give Upâ€ is proving another pop smash for Mraz, having arrived as the weekâ€™s #1 most added track at Hot AC radio outlets in the U.S. upon its February impact date. The track is currently top 10 at Mainstream AC in Canada.
With worldwide sales nearing 1 million, â€œI Wonâ€™t Give Upâ€ debuted in the #1 slot on Billboardâ€™s â€œDigital Songsâ€ chart one week before its January release â€“ the first #1 â€œDigital Songsâ€ debut since Lilâ€™ Wayneâ€™s â€œShe Will (Feat. Drake)â€ topped the chart in August 2011.
The song also quickly ascended to #1 on iTunesâ€™ â€œTop Songsâ€ and â€œTop Pop Songsâ€ charts, while simultaneously topping digital retailer charts around the world.
The â€œI Wonâ€™t Give Upâ€ companion video â€“ directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mark Pellington (Bruce Springsteen, U2, Pearl Jam) â€“ has just been added at VH1, where it is currently #7 on the channelâ€™s Top 20 Music Video Countdown. The clip has further drawn more than 2 million individual views at Mrazâ€™ official YouTube channel, located at <a href = 'www.youtube.com/user/OfficialJasonMraz'>www.youtube.com/user/OfficialJasonMraz</a>. In addition, the â€œI Wonâ€™t Give Upâ€ lyric video has seen over 13 million individual views since its surprise arrival earlier this year.
Three tracks from â€œLOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORDâ€ will be unveiled in the weeks leading up to the albumâ€™s release, beginning with â€œThe Freedom Song,â€ which is available now exclusively via iTunes. Penned by Seattle-based singer/songwriter Luc Reynaud â€“ whom Jason hails as â€œa kindred spirit in a time of healingâ€â€“ the track marks the first cover version to be included on a Mraz studio release. An official lyric video for â€œThe Freedom Songâ€ is streaming now at both YouTube and <a href = 'http://jasonmraz.com'>http://jasonmraz.com</a>. Last week, Mraz released the second preview track titled â€œ93 Million Miles.â€ The track is currently available on iTunes and also is accompanied by a lyric video, <a href = 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5WiqJFq2-o'>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5WiqJFq2-o</a>. A third track and lyric video, â€œEverything is Sound,â€ will be unveiled on April 10.
In February, Mraz released an iTunes exclusive EP, entitled â€œLIVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD.â€ The four track collection â€“ featuring live acoustic renditions of two songs from â€œLOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORDâ€ alongside longtime favorites, â€œI Never Knew Youâ€ and â€œYou Fckn Did Itâ€ â€“ was an instant sensation, reaching #2 on the iTunes â€œTop Pop Albumsâ€ chart as well as #5 on the overall â€œTop Albumsâ€ ranking.
Furthermore, a very special Tangrams online game has just launched on Mrazâ€™s official website, offering fans a weekly puzzle based upon the striking artwork featured on â€œLOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD.â€ Upon solving each weekâ€™s puzzle, fans will receive an exclusive track or acoustic video featuring songs from the new album. For more, please see <a href = 'http://jasonmraz.com/puzzle'>http://jasonmraz.com/puzzle</a>.
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One of the modern eraâ€™s most gifted pop troubadours, Jason Mrazâ€™s extraordinary musical journey has taken him from coffee houses to stadiums all over the world, with two GRAMMYÂ® Awards and six nominations already to his credit. His 2008 third album, â€œWE SING. WE DANCE. WE STEAL THINGS.â€ was an indelible global blockbuster, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications in 21 countries around the world. The albumâ€™s lead single, â€œIâ€™m Yoursâ€ was ASCAPâ€™s 2010 â€œSong of the Yearâ€ and also holds the record for being the longest-running song in the history of the Billboard â€œHot 100â€ chart. A prolific songwriter, Mraz has been feted with a number of honors, including the Songwriters Hall of Fameâ€™s esteemed â€œHal David Starlight Award,â€ presented to gifted songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs.
Mraz spent much of 2011 road-testing the songs from his as-yet-untitled new album touring alongside his longtime friend, percussionist Noel â€œTocaâ€ Rivera. The worldwide trek â€“ which included performances in North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia â€“ saw Mraz celebrating musicâ€™s lasting power to inspire change and help others through global citizenship. Among the journeyâ€™s many highlights were multiple sold out shows at such iconic venues as Australiaâ€™s Sydney Opera House, New York Cityâ€™s Carnegie Hall, and Spreckels Theatre in Mrazâ€™s adopted hometown of San Diego.
Long known for his many philanthropic activities, Mraz recently announced the establishment of the Jason Mraz Foundation (<a href = 'http://jasonmraz.com/foundation/'>http://jasonmraz.com/foundation/</a>), devoted to supporting a number of charities for which he has been a dedicated and impassioned advocate.
For more, please see <a href = 'http://www.jasonmraz.com '>www.jasonmraz.com </a>and <a href = 'http://www.atlanticrecords.com'>www.atlanticrecords.com</a>.