Jason Mraz will kick off his 36 date fall tour on October 8 in Scranton, PA and wind down on December 5 in Miami...

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.

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“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.

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Jason Mraz itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)

October 8Scranton, PAScranton Cultural Center
October 10New York, NYRadio City Music Hall
October 11Montreal, QUEMetropolis
October 15Toronto, ONTMassey Hall
October 16Philadelphia, PATower Theater
October 17Boston, MAOrpheum Theatre
October 20Washington, DCDAR Constitution Hall
October 23Dallas, TXNokia Theater
October 24Austin, TXStubbs Outdoor
October 25Houston, TXVerizon Wireless
October 27Denver, COFillmore
October 28Salt Lake City, UTE Center
October 31San Diego, CASDSU Open Air Theatre
November 1Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre
November 2San Francisco, CAGreek Theatre
November 3Sacramento, CAFreeborn Hall
November 5Boise, IDKnitting Factory
November 7Spokane, WAINB Opera House
November 8Vancouver, BCCenter for Arts
November 9Seattle, WAParamount Theatre
November 12Portland, ORSchnitzer Concert Hall
November 15Las Vegas, NVThe Pearl
November 16Phoenix, AZDodge Theatre
November 19Minneapolis, MNMyth Nightclub
November 21Milwaukee, WIEagles Ballroom
November 22Chicago, ILChicago Theater
November 23St. Louis, MOFox Theater
November 25Cleveland, OHLakewood Auditorium
November 26Richmond, VAThe National
November 28Richmond, VAThe National (acoustic show)
November 29Atlanta, GAThe Tabernacle
November 30Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
December 2Jacksonville, FLFlorida Theatre*
December 3Orlando, FLHard Rock Live*
December 4Tampa, FLRuth Eckerd Hall*
December 5Miami, FLThe Fillmore*

All dates with Lisa Hannigan supporting except where noted *

Last Updated on July 30, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen