RUN BEGINS MARCH 8TH IN RALEIGH, NC
GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING ARTIST EXTENDS BROADWAY DEBUT RUN
IN SMASH MUSICAL, WAITRESS, THROUGH JANUARY 28TH
St. Petersburg, FL. – (December 6, 2017) – Multiple GRAMMY® Award winner Jason Mraz has announced plans for a 17-city live tour. The dates – dubbed “An Evening With Jason Mraz, Solo Acoustic” – begin Thursday, March 8th at Raleigh, NC’s Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and then continue through the month (see attached itinerary). For complete details, and ticket information, please visit jasonmraz.com/tour.
Today’s tour announcement follows the recent news that Mraz will be extending his Broadway debut run in the hit musical, Waitress, with performances now scheduled through January 28th. The two-time GRAMMY® Award-winner will be joined on Broadway from January 16th by Tony and GRAMMY® Award-nominated Waitress composer Sara Bareilles, making her long awaited return to the production. Mraz and Bareilles have a long history of collaboration, having previously teamed with for two songs on 2015’s top 10 album, “WHAT’S INSIDE: SONGS FROM WAITRESS.” For complete details and ticket availability, please visit waitressthemusical.com.
In other news, Mraz has co-written and performed a new original song, “Can’t Hold Out On Love,” to be featured in the upcoming Warner Bros. feature film, Father Figures, arriving in theaters nationwide on December 22nd.
Mraz recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of his RIAA platinum certified major label debut album, “WAITING FOR MY ROCKET TO COME,” with the album’s first-time-ever vinyl release. The “WAITING FOR MY ROCKET TO COME” double LP is available now on standard black vinyl at all music retailers carrying vinyl records (see here); an orange vinyl edition is exclusively available via Barnes & Noble. All vinyl editions feature expanded artwork by Robert Fisher and Alison Dyer, plus lyrics and new liner notes by Mraz.
As PEOPLE recently noted, “WAITING FOR MY ROCKET TO COME” launched Mraz “from the Southern California coffee house scene into global stardom and the forefront of contemporary American singer-songwriters.” Released October 15th, 2002, “the album indeed propelled Mraz to the forefront of contemporary American pop, fueled by a trio of indelible hit singles in “You And I Both,” “Curbside Prophet,” and the #1 favorite, “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry).” The latter single proved Mraz’s breakthrough, ascending to the top 15 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” while also reaching the top of the “Top 40 Adult Recurrents” chart.
Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10am. Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts members may purchase tickets starting Friday, December 8 at 10am. Tickets may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charged by phone at 727.893.7832, or in person at the Mahaffey Theater Box Office.
Ticket prices are: $59.50, $80.00, $99.50, $126.00.
Jason Mraz has quietly amassed a diverse fan-base throughout all parts of the globe. Since getting his start in coffeehouses in San Diego, Mraz has brought his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound to rapt audiences around the world through his vibrant recordings, humorous live performances, and philanthropic efforts. Along the way, he has earned numerous platinum certifications for his various releases, made pop history with his record-breaking classic single, “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up”, racked up 2 Grammy Awards, won the prestigious Songwriter Hall of Fame Hal David Award, has sold out amphitheaters and arenas across the globe, including sell-outs at The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, and London’s O2 Arena.
A dedicated artist and gentleman farmer, Mraz is first and foremost a committed global citizen. His impassioned social activism and philanthropic efforts span from environmental advocacy to ardent support for human rights. His own Jason Mraz Foundation serves to shine for arts education and the advancement of equality. Through it all, Jason Mraz continually confirms and celebrates music’s myriad forms and miraculous power, inspiring and delighting his countless fans around the world.
For more, please see www.jasonmraz.com and www.atlanticrecords.com.
AN EVENING WITH JASON MRAZ, SOLO ACOUSTIC TOUR 2018
8 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
9 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
10 Greenville, SC Peace Center for the Performing Arts
11 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
13 Orlando, FL Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center for the
14 Miami, FL Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
(Knight Concert Hall)
16 West Palm Beach, FL Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
17 St. Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
19 Ft. Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
22 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre
23 Baton Rouge, LA River Center
24 Shreveport, LA Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
26 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
27 San Antonio, TX Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
29 Tulsa, OK Chapman Music Hall
30 Fayetteville, AR Walton Arts Center
31 Little Rock, AR Robinson Center Auditorium
The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, the Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.