JASON MRAZ SAYS “YES!” AT LAST; NEW ALBUM FROM MULTI-GRAMMY WINNING SUPERSTAR ARRIVES EVERYWHERE TOMORROW; NEW CANADIAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED TODAY July 14 2014
JASON MRAZ SAYS “YES!” AT LAST;
NEW ALBUM FROM MULTI-GRAMMY WINNING SUPERSTAR ARRIVES EVERYWHERE TOMORROW;
NEW CANADIAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED TODAY
Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz is set for a whirlwind of activity celebrating the release of his hugely anticipated new album. “YES!” arrives tomorrow in stores and at all online retailers.
“YES!” marks what is perhaps the most unexpected and accomplished collection of the San Diego-based troubadour’s already extraordinary career. Highlighted by the first single, “Love Someone,” the album finds Mraz teaming up with his longtime friends, Raining Jane.
The multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter has also announced the North American leg of his upcoming “YES!” world tour, slated to visit an array of legendary venues around the planet through 2014 and beyond. The dates – which feature backing from “YES!” collaborators, Raining Jane – get underway with a three night stand at his hometown’s historic San Diego Civic Theater, set for August 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. Mraz then continues the tour, choosing to perform in small venues and theaters with several multi-day residencies through November (see attached itinerary). Canadian dates announced today: October 7 at Montreal's Salle Wilfrid-Pellietier, October 8 and 9 at Toronto's Massey Hall and October 23 at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre. For up-to-the-minute information, please log on to jasonmraz.com/tour.
As if that weren’t enough, Mraz and Raining Jane will make several high profile TV appearances this week. In Canada, Mraz can seen on TVA’s Salut Bonjour today, Radio-Canada’s Penelope McQuade today, V’s Ça commence bien tomorrow, TVA’s Sucré -Salé tomorrow, CTV’s Canada AM tomorrow, and CBC’s Q on Friday. In the U.S., upcoming tv appearances include NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, and NBC’s Today on Friday. The appearances follow Mraz’s recent performance of “Love Someone” on the live season finale of Fox’s American Idol.
“YES!” was preceded by the recent release of We Can Take The Long Way, a short film which premiered last month via Canada AM and is streaming now at Mraz’s official YouTube Channel, http://youtu.be/0OfyQtaVpHA. Directed by Jeff Nicholas and Jonathan Craven and produced by The Uprising Creative (Justin Timberlake, Rihanna), We Can Take The Long Way features three songs from “YES!” including “Love Someone,” “Hello, You Beautiful Thing,” and “Long Drive.” The stand-alone companion video accompanying “Love Someone” can be viewed at http://youtu.be/J74Y6kDDTkM. Furthermore, an exclusive series of acoustic performance clips, “Live @ Mraz Organics’ Avocado Ranch,” were released in recent weeks via Mraz’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/JasonMraz) and can be viewed now at www.youtube.com/OfficialJasonMraz.
Throughout the coming weeks, Mraz is encouraging fans to include the hashtag #SummerOfYES! and post “YES!” inspired photos to Instagram, stories on Tumblr, and memorable moments on Twitter. The San Diego-based troubadour’s favorites will be featured weekly across his social properties, and all submissions will be eligible to win a variety of prizes, including tickets to the upcoming “YES!” tour. For more, please see http://jasonmraz.com/news/2014/make-this-summer-your-summerofyes.
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One of the world’s hardest working and most beloved artists, Jason Mraz’s journey has propelled him from the San Diego coffee house scene to arena, amphitheatres, and stadiums all over the world. A two-time GRAMMY® Award winner and six-time nominee, Mraz made pop history with his record-breaking classic single, “I’m Yours,” while also earning platinum and multi-platinum certifications in more than 20 countries. Moreover, the San Diego-based troubadour has proven a truly diverse creative presence. A dedicated surfer, farmer/gardener, filmmaker, and photographer, Mraz is first and foremost a committed global citizen. His impassioned social activism and philanthropic efforts span wide-ranging environmental advocacy and ardent support for LGBT equality. Though it all, Jason Mraz continually confirms and celebrates music’s myriad forms and miraculous power, inspiring and delighting his countless fans around the world he calls home.
For more, please see www.jasonmraz.com and www.atlanticrecords.com.
“YES!” WORLD TOUR 2014
21, 22, 23 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theater
25, 26 San Francisco, CA Davies Symphony Hall
28, 29, 30 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theater
31 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
2, 3 Dallas, TX Winspear Opera House
5 Houston, TX Cullen Performance Hall
6 San Antonio, TX Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
7 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
9 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
10 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
12, 13 Boston, MA Citi Wang Theatre
14 Hartford, CT The Bushnell--Mortensen Hall
26 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
27 Cambridge, UK Cambridge Corn Exchange
28 Manchester, UK Lowry Theatre
30 Paris, FR Casino de Paris
1 Amsterdam, NL Royal Theatre Carré
2 Frankfurt, DE Alter Oper
3 Hamburg, DE Laeiszhalle
7 Montreal, QC Salle Wilfrid-Pellietier
8, 9 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
11 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center
12 Philadelphia, PA Academy of Music
13 Washington, DC Warner Theatre
15 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre
16 St. Louis, MO Peabody Opera House
17 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
18 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
21 Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall
22 Spokane, WA INB Performing Arts Center
23 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theater
24 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium
5 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
6 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
7, 8 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
ADDITIONAL DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED