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August 01, 2012 11:32 ET

Jason Mraz Gets Busy; Summer Schedule Includes TV Performances, Twitter Contests, and Start of Long Awaited Tour; Grammy®-Winner to Visit TBS' Conan Tonight, Followed by NBC's TODAY and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon; "TOUR IS A FOUR LETTER WORD" Begins August 9th at New Orleans' Lakefront Arena; Smash Single "I Won't Give Up" Approaches 3 Million in Sales Worldwide; Twitter Contest Invites Fans to Submit Original Ideas for New Video,"The Woman I Love"

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2012) - Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has slated a busy late summer schedule, including high profile TV appearances, a Twitter contest, and the long awaited start of his North American "TOUR IS A FOUR LETTER WORD." The jam-packed itinerary celebrates the international success of the GRAMMY® Award-winning tunesmith's latest album, "LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD."

The itinerary gets underway tonight with a performance on TBS' Conan (check local listings). Later this month, Mraz and his band will look forward to performing to another capacity crowd at the "Toyota Concert Series" on NBC's TODAY, slated to air live from New York City's Rockefeller Plaza on Friday, August 31st. That appearance will be followed by a Tuesday, September 4th visit to NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The upcoming live performances follow recent high profile live appearances on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman, E!'s Opening Act & Chelsea Lately, NBC's TODAY, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, PBS' Tavis Smiley, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, two episodes of the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show, and his own acclaimed installment of VH1 Storytellers.

Mraz's hugely anticipated "TOUR IS A FOUR LETTER WORD" gets underway on August 9th at New Orleans' Lakefront Arena, with dates continuing through early October (see itinerary below). Accompanying Mraz and his band for all dates will be his Atlantic Records labelmate Christina Perri. Mraz will partner with the non-profit group Reverb on the tour (www.reverb.org) to make the tour more earth-friendly and engage fans to take action toward a more sustainable future. For more details, visit www.TreeIsAFourLetterWord.org.

A truly global trek, "TOUR IS A FOUR LETTER WORD" has already swept across Asia, including sold out stops in Busan, Seoul, Shanghai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei and the inaugural show at Singapore's Gardens By The Bay. While in Hong Kong, Mraz held a special performance to celebrate the launch of the iTunes Store in Southeast Asia territories, a momentous event. A link to the performance can be found at http://facebook.itunes.com/0Un. Furthermore, Mraz recently performed at Japan's "AP Bank Festival," the proceeds from which were donated to aid in Japan tsunami and Fukushima relief efforts as well as other related causes. AP Bank is a non-profit organization that provides lending for renewable energy and a variety of other environmental projects http://www.apbank.jp/en/whats.html.

Upon the conclusion of the North American leg, Mraz and his band will head to Europe for a series of stops that include France, Germany, and the famed O2 Arena in London. For complete details and up-to-the-minute ticket information, please see http://jasonmraz.com/tour.

"LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD" made a spectacular chart debut upon its release earlier this year, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #2, with first week sales in excess of 325,000 worldwide. What's more, "I Won't Give Up," the album's blockbuster hit single, has already proven one of Mraz's most popular, surpassing 2 million in sales in the U.S. and nearing 3 million worldwide.

Mraz recently launched an unprecedented contest inviting Twitter users to help conceptualize an official music video for his song, "The Woman I Love." Fans can submit -- in 140 characters or less -- their vision for the video, the best of which will be featured in the new clip. Users whose ideas were used in the video will then have their Twitter handles credited at the end of "The Woman I Love." Launched earlier this week, the contest already has thousands of entries. For complete contest details, please see http://twitter.com/jason_mraz/ or the Official Jason Mraz Team Twitter account, http://twitter.com/theRKOP/.

For up-to-the-minute information, please see www.jasonmraz.com and www.atlanticrecords.com.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

JASON MRAZ  
TOUR IS A FOUR LETTER WORD  
North America 2012  
Special Guest On All Dates: Christina Perri  
     
AUGUST    
9 New Orleans, LA Lakefront Arena
11 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
12 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
14 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre
15 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
17 Orange Beach, AL Amphitheater At The Wharf
18 Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre Lakewood
19 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
21 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
22 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
24 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
25 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
26 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
28 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
29 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
31 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
     
SEPTEMBER    
1 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach
2 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
5 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
7 Boston, MA Comcast Center
8 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
9 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
11 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
12 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
14 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
15 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
16 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
21 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
22 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
24 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
25 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
28 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
29 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Pavilion
     
OCTOBER    
2 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
4 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre
5 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
7 Las Vegas, NV Red Rock Casino

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