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.

“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 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 *

By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen