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Jason Mraz slates "Tour is a Four Letter Word" Worldwide Concert Tour!
April 03 2012

JASON MRAZ SLATES âTOUR IS A FOUR LETTER WORDâ

WORLDWIDE CONCERT TOUR;

DATES CELEBRATE HUGELY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM;

âLOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORDâ ARRIVES ON APRIL 17TH




Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced plans for a major worldwide tour, dubbed âTOUR IS A FOUR LETTER WORD.â The newly announced dates will celebrate the upcoming release of his hugely anticipated new album, âLOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD.â The album â which features the hit single, âI Wonât 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.

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.

Further highlights include stops at Denverâs 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 http://jasonmraz.com/tour. In North America, Jason has worked closely with Ticketmaster to implement their âpaperless ticketingâ system in most venues, in order to attempt to get the tickets in the hands of âour real fans, without the inflated pricing weâve 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 âLOVE 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), ABCâs Jimmy Kimmel Live! on April 18th, and E!âs Chelsea Lately on April 24th. This spring, Mraz will appear on VH1âs Storytellers, and, later this year, heâll perform on the popular webcast, Live From Darylâs House. The appearances follow Mrazâs recent performances on NBCâs Today and CBSâs Late Show with David Letterman, as well as an additional installment of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Mraz and Christina Perri recently performed Perriâs âDistance,â creating a special moment during the German Echo Awards. This was followed by Mrazâs many other international television performances that include Taratata in France and Numero 1 in Spain.

Produced by multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, Christina Perri, My Morning Jacket), âLOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORDâ marks Mrazâs finest, most fully realized collection to date. Fueled by magnificently textured arrangements and distinctive vocal landscapes, the album â Mrazâs fourth studio release and first new collection since 2008âs epochal âWE SING. WE DANCE. WE STEAL THINGS.â â fully confirms the San Diego-based singer/songwriter as one of modern popâs most vibrant and inventive artists.

âLOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORDâ is available now for pre-order via http://jasonmraz.com/preorder. A variety of unique packages offer fans the opportunity for first access to ticket pre-sales for Jasonâs upcoming tour--available only to people who pre-order through jasonmraz.com. Packages include exciting extras such as a limited edition t-shirt featuring Jasonâs own Instagram photos, a hand-numbered lithographed poster, a bumper sticker, a tote bag, a magnet set, an instant download of the recently released âLIVE 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 âCollapsible Plans,â which is not available anywhere else.

Meanwhile, âI Wonât Give Upâ is proving another pop smash for Mraz, having arrived as the weekâs #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, âI Wonât Give Upâ debuted in the #1 slot on Billboardâs âDigital Songsâ chart one week before its January release â the first #1 âDigital Songsâ debut since Lilâ Wayneâs âShe Will (Feat. Drake)â topped the chart in August 2011.

The song also quickly ascended to #1 on iTunesâ âTop Songsâ and âTop Pop Songsâ charts, while simultaneously topping digital retailer charts around the world.

The âI Wonât 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 channelâs Top 20 Music Video Countdown. The clip has further drawn more than 2 million individual views at Mrazâ official YouTube channel, located at www.youtube.com/user/OfficialJasonMraz. In addition, the âI Wonât Give Upâ lyric video has seen over 13 million individual views since its surprise arrival earlier this year.

Three tracks from âLOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORDâ will be unveiled in the weeks leading up to the albumâs release, beginning with âThe Freedom Song,â which is available now exclusively via iTunes. Penned by Seattle-based singer/songwriter Luc Reynaud â whom Jason hails as âa kindred spirit in a time of healingââ the track marks the first cover version to be included on a Mraz studio release. An official lyric video for âThe Freedom Songâ is streaming now at both YouTube and http://jasonmraz.com. Last week, Mraz released the second preview track titled â93 Million Miles.â The track is currently available on iTunes and also is accompanied by a lyric video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5WiqJFq2-o. A third track and lyric video, âEverything is Sound,â will be unveiled on April 10.

In February, Mraz released an iTunes exclusive EP, entitled âLIVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD.â The four track collection â featuring live acoustic renditions of two songs from âLOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORDâ alongside longtime favorites, âI Never Knew Youâ and âYou Fckn Did Itâ â was an instant sensation, reaching #2 on the iTunes âTop Pop Albumsâ chart as well as #5 on the overall âTop Albumsâ ranking.

Furthermore, a very special Tangrams online game has just launched on Mrazâs official website, offering fans a weekly puzzle based upon the striking artwork featured on âLOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD.â Upon solving each weekâs puzzle, fans will receive an exclusive track or acoustic video featuring songs from the new album. For more, please see http://jasonmraz.com/puzzle.

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One of the modern eraâs most gifted pop troubadours, Jason Mrazâs extraordinary musical journey has taken him from coffee houses to stadiums all over the world, with two GRAMMY® Awards and six nominations already to his credit. His 2008 third album, âWE 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 albumâs lead single, âIâm Yoursâ was ASCAPâs 2010 âSong of the Yearâ and also holds the record for being the longest-running song in the history of the Billboard âHot 100â chart. A prolific songwriter, Mraz has been feted with a number of honors, including the Songwriters Hall of Fameâs esteemed âHal 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 âTocaâ Rivera. The worldwide trek â which included performances in North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia â saw Mraz celebrating musicâs lasting power to inspire change and help others through global citizenship. Among the journeyâs many highlights were multiple sold out shows at such iconic venues as Australiaâs Sydney Opera House, New York Cityâs Carnegie Hall, and Spreckels Theatre in Mrazâs adopted hometown of San Diego.

Long known for his many philanthropic activities, Mraz recently announced the establishment of the Jason Mraz Foundation (http://jasonmraz.com/foundation/), devoted to supporting a number of charities for which he has been a dedicated and impassioned advocate.

For more, please see www.jasonmraz.com and www.atlanticrecords.com.