Multi-Grammy Winning JASON MRAZ Brings YES! Tour to Philadelphia 10/12
The multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz has announced the North American leg of his upcoming "YES!" world tour, slated to visit an array of legendary venues including one exclusive Philadelphia performance at the Academy of Music on Sunday, October 12 at 8 pm.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 18 at noon. Tickets are available from $25 to $75, and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad & Spruce Streets (open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz is set for a whirlwind of activity celebrating the release of his hugely anticipated new album. "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 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.
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.
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 seehttp://jasonmraz.com/news/2014/make-this-summer-your-summerofyes.
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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.
JASON MRAZ "YES!" WORLD TOUR 2014
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