|Jason Mraz (Wikipedia.org)|
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 – which finds Mraz teaming up with his longtime friends, Raining Jane – is streaming now in its entirety via iHeartRadio.
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). Mraz will also find time to visit Europe, where he is set to appear in such historic theatres and concert halls as London’s Royal Albert Hall, Paris’ Casino de Paris, Amsterdam’s Royal Theatre Carré, Frankfurt’s Alter Oper, and Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle. Asian and Australian tours are also scheduled for later this year, with South America slated for 2015. Additionally, Mraz will unveil a very special announcement for New York City fans in the upcoming days. 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 two high profile TV appearances this week, including NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, July 17th and NBC’s TODAY “Toyota Concert Series” – broadcast live from New York’s Rockefeller Center – on Friday, July 18th. Next week, Mraz’s episode of Inside the Artists Den, shot at UCLA’s Royce Hall last month, will premiere on Friday, July 25th via New York City’s WNET (check local listings for other cities/air dates). The appearances follow Mraz’s recent performance of “Love Someone” on the live season finale of Fox’s American Idol and a profile of the singer/songwriter which aired on CBS Sunday Morning yesterday.
“YES!” was preceded by the recent release of We Can Take The Long Way, a short film which premiered last month via USA Today 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.
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.
JASON MRAZ:“YES!” WORLD TOUR 2014
21,22,23 SanDiego,CA SanDiegoCivicTheater
25,26 SanFrancisco,CA DaviesSymphonyHall
28,29,30 LosAngeles,CA PantagesTheater
31 Phoenix,AZ ComericaTheatre
2,3 Dallas,TX WinspearOperaHouse
5 Houston,TX CullenPerformanceHall
6 SanAntonio,TX TobinCenterforthePerformingArts
7 Austin,TX BassConcertHall
9 Atlanta,GA FoxTheatre
10 Nashville,TN RymanAuditorium
12,13 Boston,MA CitiWangTheatre
14 Hartford,CT TheBushnell--MortensenHall
26 London,UK RoyalAlbertHall
27 Cambridge,UK CambridgeCornExchange
28 Manchester,UK LowryTheatre
30 Paris,FR CasinodeParis
1 Amsterdam,NL RoyalTheatreCarré
3 Hamburg,DE Laeiszhalle
7 Montreal,QC SalleWilfrid-Pellietier
8,9 Toronto,ON MasseyHall
11 Pittsburgh,PA BenedumCenter
12 Philadelphia,PA AcademyofMusic
13 Washington,DC WarnerTheatre
15 Columbus,OH PalaceTheatre
17 Milwaukee,WI RiversideTheater
18 Minneapolis,MN StateTheatre
21 Seattle,WA BenaroyaHall
22 Spokane,WA INBPerformingArtsCenter
23 Vancouver,BC QueenElizabethTheater
24 Portland,OR KellerAuditorium
5 Indianapolis,IN MuratTheatreatOldNationalCentre
6 Detroit,MI FoxTheatre
7,8 Chicago,IL ChicagoTheatre
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