SOURCE: Atlantic Records

January 26, 2015 09:18 ET

Jason Mraz Sets New "YES!" Dates; Multi-Platinum and Multi-GRAMMY®-Winning Artist Announces More Shows of Hugely Successful, Award-Winning Global Tour; U.S. Run Begins March 9th in Ames, Iowa; Epic World Trek Also Set to Visit Europe, South Africa, Thailand, and Hong Kong, With More to Be Announced

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 26, 2015) - Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced the addition of more dates to his ongoing "YES!" intimate world tour. The new dates -- which celebrate the multiple-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter's acclaimed new album, "YES!" -- get underway March 9th at Ames, Iowa's Stephens Auditorium. For complete details and ticket information, please log on to jasonmraz.com/tour.

In the meantime, the "YES!" world tour continues to roll on, with performances slated at an array of legendary venues around the planet. February will see Mraz -- backed by his "YES!" collaborators, Raining Jane -- visiting the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, followed by a series of intimate U.S. dates in Florida, South Carolina, and New Jersey. From there, the San Diego-based troubadour travels to Cape Town and Johannesburg for his first-ever shows in South Africa. As if all that weren't enough, Mraz has also just revealed plans for very special concerts in Thailand and Hong Kong, scheduled for late March through early April.

In 2014, Mraz made a conscious choice to perform in venues smaller than the usual amphi-theatres/arenas with several multi-day residencies, including an all-borough, six-show stint in New York City, and has selected a number of historic theatres and concert halls such as London's Royal Albert Hall, Paris' Casino de Paris, Amsterdam's Royal Theatre Carré, Frankfurt's Alte Oper, and Hamburg's Laeiszhalle.

"YES" marks what is perhaps the most unexpected and accomplished collection of the San Diego-based troubadour's extraordinary career. The album, which debuted at #2 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 upon its release last July, debuted at #1 on the sales charts in 46 territories around the world. It also garnered some of the finest notices of Mraz's acclaimed career. "(Mraz's) fifth LP is his most serenely psyched yet," applauded Rolling Stone, while The Boston Globe noted, "The sweet-voiced troubadour (sounds) reenergized, with his collaborators (and producer/Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis) rounding out his sound with bits of cello and ukulele... Mraz's easy charm has, over the course of his decade-plus in the spotlight, aged well." "'YES!' boasts gems to soundtrack a late summer night, a beach bonfire, a long drive or a relaxing night at home," raved Billboard, ultimately declaring the album as "an invigorating change-up record that shines in an already impressive discography."

Mraz and Raining Jane heralded "YES!" with high profile TV appearances, including Fox's American Idol, NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and NBC's TODAY "Toyota Concert Series," broadcast live from New York's Rockefeller Center. In addition, Mraz's episode of Inside the Artists Den, shot last June at UCLA's Royce Hall, proved one of the Emmy-nominated series' most popular installments.

Furthermore, "YES!" was preceded by the short film, We Can Take The Long Way, 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." As ever, a range of official videos, session performances, and behind-the-scenes exclusives can be viewed now at www.youtube.com/OfficialJasonMraz.

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.

For more, please see www.jasonmraz.com and www.atlanticrecords.com.

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

JASON MRAZ
"YES!" WORLD TOUR 2015

FEBRUARY  
4 Plymouth, ENG Plymouth Pavilions
6 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome
8 London, ENG Eventim Apollo
11 Glasgow, SCO Royal Concert Hall
14 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall (SOLD OUT)
15 Orlando, FL Walt Disney Theatre (SOLD OUT)
16 Melbourne, FL Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
18 Miami, FL Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center
19 Jacksonville, FL Moran Theatre at the Times-Union Center
20 Greenville, SC Peace Concert Hall (SOLD OUT)
22 Newark, NJ NJPAC
26 Johannesburg, SA The Teatro at Montecasino
27 Johannesburg, SA The Teatro at Montecasino
     
MARCH  
1 Cape Town, SA Grand Arena at Grandwest
9 Ames, IA Stephens Auditorium
10 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre
12 Denver, CO Bellco Theatre
13 Salt Lake City, UT Abravanel Hall
14 Las Vegas, NV The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
15 Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Center for the Arts
17 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theatre
21 Bangkok, TH Impact Arena
27 Hong Kong, CH Asia World Expo Arena
     

Additional Dates To Be Announced

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