Jason Mraz will kick off his 36 date fall tour on October 8 in Scranton, PA and wind down on December 5 in Miami FL, performing mostly in theaters and some clubs. The tour includes a show in his hometown of San Diego on Halloween and two shows in Richmond, VA – including an electric set the night before Thanksgiving and an acoustic set the night after the holiday. Mraz’s special guest on most dates will be Lisa Hannigan, who captured his attention while performing with former collaborator Damien Rice.
The tour sees Mraz supporting his new album, “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things,” which debuted at #3 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 album chart upon its May release. The album features the RIAA gold-certified single, “I’m Yours,” which topped the airplay charts at Triple A radio outlets nationwide and has now bulleted into the top 15 at Hot AC, while climbing the pop listings. Also a hit overseas, the single hit #1 in Norway and Sweden and is in the top 10 on the pan-European airplay charts.
The video for “I’m Yours” is currently in “Large” rotation at VH1. The song, which began as an online phenomenon, can now be found in thousands of user-generated videos from more than 25 countries, with more than 20 million views on YouTube.
Mraz will release his first book, entitled “a thousand things,” in October. The collection, an eco-friendly coffee table book of Polaroid images, includes a foreword by Graham Nash. The book offers 54 original photographs, including several self-portraits, all taken with Mraz’s poetic and sardonic eye. All of the photos were taken with a classic Polaroid Land Camera using film that, as Jason notes, might be “found at your local drug or general store,” according to a press release.
“None of the pictures in this collection have been altered or modified after they were ejected from the camera,” he writes in “a thousand things.” “Any streaks, scratches or double exposures are just some of the accidental beauty marks that lure me into this brand of instant photography.”
Mraz is having “a thousand things” printed on FSC & ISO certified wood free paper. The cover stock is FSC certified as well, fully recyclable, and chlorine-free. All printing will be done with soy-based inks. Only environmentally harmless glues will be used in the binding process. All printing films, plates, and waste paper will be recycled.
Tickets to Mraz’s upcoming tour will be available on pre-sale to fans of www.jasonmraz.com and to Jason’s MySpace and Facebook communities starting on July 30. Ticketmaster will also be offering all ticket buyers the option to pre-order the book, “a thousand things,” while purchasing their tickets. The pre-ordered books will include an autographed bookmark from Mraz when they arrive in October.
Jason Mraz itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)
|October 8||Scranton, PA||Scranton Cultural Center|
|October 10||New York, NY||Radio City Music Hall|
|October 11||Montreal, QUE||Metropolis|
|October 15||Toronto, ONT||Massey Hall|
|October 16||Philadelphia, PA||Tower Theater|
|October 17||Boston, MA||Orpheum Theatre|
|October 20||Washington, DC||DAR Constitution Hall|
|October 23||Dallas, TX||Nokia Theater|
|October 24||Austin, TX||Stubbs Outdoor|
|October 25||Houston, TX||Verizon Wireless|
|October 27||Denver, CO||Fillmore|
|October 28||Salt Lake City, UT||E Center|
|October 31||San Diego, CA||SDSU Open Air Theatre|
|November 1||Los Angeles, CA||Greek Theatre|
|November 2||San Francisco, CA||Greek Theatre|
|November 3||Sacramento, CA||Freeborn Hall|
|November 5||Boise, ID||Knitting Factory|
|November 7||Spokane, WA||INB Opera House|
|November 8||Vancouver, BC||Center for Arts|
|November 9||Seattle, WA||Paramount Theatre|
|November 12||Portland, OR||Schnitzer Concert Hall|
|November 15||Las Vegas, NV||The Pearl|
|November 16||Phoenix, AZ||Dodge Theatre|
|November 19||Minneapolis, MN||Myth Nightclub|
|November 21||Milwaukee, WI||Eagles Ballroom|
|November 22||Chicago, IL||Chicago Theater|
|November 23||St. Louis, MO||Fox Theater|
|November 25||Cleveland, OH||Lakewood Auditorium|
|November 26||Richmond, VA||The National|
|November 28||Richmond, VA||The National (acoustic show)|
|November 29||Atlanta, GA||The Tabernacle|
|November 30||Nashville, TN||Ryman Auditorium|
|December 2||Jacksonville, FL||Florida Theatre*|
|December 3||Orlando, FL||Hard Rock Live*|
|December 4||Tampa, FL||Ruth Eckerd Hall*|
|December 5||Miami, FL||The Fillmore*|
All dates with Lisa Hannigan supporting except where noted *
Last Updated on July 30, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen