Elektra/Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz second studio album "MR. A-Z” will be released July 26, 2005. Mraz makes an acoustic appearance with Alanis Morissette on her "Jagged Little Pill Acoustic Tour" of North America, as well as his performances with Dave Matthews Band on two August shows in California. The 27-date Morissette/Mraz trek kicks off on June 7, 2005 in Toronto and concludes on July 17, 2005 in Costa Mesa, California. Tickets for the tour begin going on sale Friday, April 22, 2005.
Mraz is currently wrapping up April college dates. Next month, Mraz will embark on a U.S. promotional tour to support the release of his new album's first single, "Wordplay."
The forthcoming release of "MR. A-Z" comes nearly three years after the release of Mraz's first studio set and Elektra debut, "Waiting For My Rocket To Come." The new album is produced by Steve Lillywhite, who most recently produced U2's new album, and has worked with Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, and many others. "MR. A-Z" was recorded at Allaire Studios near Woodstock, New York, as well as at Mraz's home studio in San Diego, California.
Jason Mraz was born in Virginia. He left his hometown of Mechanicsville in 1999 and headed to California. Settling in San Diego, Mraz he became a fixture on the coffeehouse scene. In 2002, Mraz released his Elektra debut, "Waiting For My Rocket To Come." The album - nearing the RIAA platinum mark - spawned singles "Remedy (I Won't Worry)," "You & I Both," and "Curbside Prophet."
Mraz headlined a series of national tours and shared stages with Coldplay, Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews Band, Jewel, David Gray, and others, playing over 200 shows in 2003. In 2004, Mraz’ solo acoustic tour was dubbed "The Tour of the Curbside Prophets."
ON TOUR WITH ALANIS MORISSETTE
06/07/05 Toronto, ON Hummingbird Centre
06/08/05 Detroit, MI Mason Temple Theatre
06/10/05 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre
06/11/05 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre
06/14/05 Philadelphia, PA TBA
06/15/05 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
06/17/05 Boston, MA Wang Center
06/18/05 Baltimore, MD Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
06/21/05 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
06/22/05 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
06/24/05 Miami Beach, FL Jackie Gleason Theater
06/25/05 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
06/26/05 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Perf. Arts Ctr.
06/28/05 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
06/29/05 Houston, TX Jones Hall For Perf. Arts
06/30/05 Fort Worth, TX Bass Performance Hall
07/02/05 Saint Louis, MO Fox Theatre
07/03/05 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
07/05/05 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
07/08/05 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Hall
07/09/05 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
07/10/05 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
07/12/05 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
07/13/05 Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall
07/15/05 San Diego, CA Copley Symphony Hall
07/16/05 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre
07/17/05 Costa Mesa, CA Orange Co. P.A.C.