Jason Mraz’s world tour arrives in the U.S. this summer Jason Mraz’s world tour arrives in the U.S. this summer
Singer, songwriter, musician, and even book author, Jason Mraz is set to embark on his world tour, Tour Is A Four Letter Word. He... Jason Mraz’s world tour arrives in the U.S. this summer

Singer, songwriter, musician, and even book author, Jason Mraz is set to embark on his world tour, Tour Is A Four Letter Word. He will begin his tour overseas making stops in as South Korea, Thailand, and Hong Kong, among others. While he will be performing in Hawaii on July 1, Mraz will officially begin the U.S. tour on August 9 in New Orleans, LA at Lakefront Arena. The tour is scheduled to wrap up in Las Vegas, NV on October 7 at the Red Rock Casino.

In an effort to avoid inflated prices on the secondary ticket market, tickets for the majority of Jason Mraz’s Tour Is A Four Letter Word will be paperless. This means that once the tickets have been purchased they are non-transferable; the purchaser will not be able to sell or trade them. In order to enter the event the purchaser must present the credit card used in the transaction as well as a valid photo ID. Just last week a New Jersey Assembly committee voted to ban the sale of paperless tickets.

“It is the restraint of trade,” explains David English, the Operations Manager of Universal Events.
Nj.com explains that the paperless tickets are sold mostly by Ticketmaster and will only be transferable on the website. “The ticket giant charges a fee for the resale and imposes rules for their resale, including minimum prices,” states NJ.com. Ticketmaster will be selling the paperless tickets for many of Mraz’s concert dates for this tour. However, some of the concerts will not include paperless ticketing, such as those in New York which according to The New York Times passed a law that requires ticket sellers to provide consumers with a transferable alternatives to paperless tickets.

Mraz, who recently performed on Storytellers, a show on VH1, will be performing songs from his most recent album “Love Is A Four Letter Word” for this tour. “Love Is A Four Letter Word” was released on April 17. According to Billboard, this album earned Mraz his highest chart rank and his best sales week.

Originally from Virginia, Jason Mraz was first signed in 2002 by Elektra Records. His first studio album “Waiting for My Rocket to Come” was released in 2002 and featured his single “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry).” Since then, Mraz has gone on to release a concert album titled “Jason Mraz’s Beautiful Mess — Live on Earth,” and two studio albums, “Mr. A-Z” and “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.” According toBillboard, “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.,” Mraz’s album that we released in 2008, debuted on the ¬Billboard 200 chart at No. 3 as a result of selling 73,000 albums in its first week.

Also partaking in Tour Is A Four Letter Word with Jason Mraz, is singer Christina Perri. Perri will be performing songs off her album “Lovestrong,” that was released in April 2011. According to the artist’s website, Perri got her start when she was asked to perform “Jar of Hearts” on TV reality show So You Think You Can Dance. “Jar of Hearts” sold a million downloads after debuting on the show, in addition to helping to earn her a record deal with Atlantic Records. “Lovestrong” is her first studio album that was released last year. “I looked at the album as a whole piece and the two themes that stood out were love and strength,” Christina Perri explained on her official website. “It really titled itself. Writing about love is just who I am. I’ve tried to write about other things, but ultimately this is what comes out of me.” The album also includes her new single “Distance,” which includes Jason Mraz.

There are still tickets available to Jason Mraz’s Tour Is A Four Letter Word. For a full listing of concert events visit jasonmraz.com/four-letter-word/.

By Kathryn Baker