Jason Mraz brings “Tour is a Four Letter Word” tour
to Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at 7 p.m.
Tickets On Sale – Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 10 a.m.
LAS VEGAS – April 3, 2012 – Grammy Award-winning recording artist Jason Mraz has announced his return to Las Vegas as part of the “Tour is a Four Letter Word” tour. The tour will coincide with the release of Mraz’s hugely anticipated new album, LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD, which features the hit single, “I Won’t Give Up,” and will be released in the United States on April 17. The global trek will get underway in early June with a series of Asian dates that includes shows in South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. From there, Mraz will return home for his biggest North American tour to date, kicking off August 9th at New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena. Mraz will perform with special guest Christina Perri at the Red Rock Casino Amphitheatre at Red Rock Resort on Sunday, October 7 at 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.50 plus tax and fees and will go on-sale Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto www.sclv.com/concerts, www.livenation.com or through Ticketmaster at 702.547.5300 or logging onto www.ticketmaster.com. For complete details, please visit http://jasonmraz.com/tour.
Produced by multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, Christina Perri, My Morning Jacket), LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD marks Mraz’s finest, most fully realized collection to date. Fueled by magnificently textured arrangements and distinctive vocal landscapes, the album – Mraz’s fourth studio release and first new collection since 2008’s epochal WE SING. WE DANCE. WE STEAL THINGS. – fully confirms the San Diego-based singer/songwriter as one of modern pop’s most vibrant and inventive artists.
LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD is available now for pre-order via http://jasonmraz.com/preorder. A variety of unique packages offer fans the opportunity for first access to ticket pre-sales for Jason’s upcoming tour–available only to people who pre-order through jasonmraz.com. Packages include exciting extras such as a limited edition t-shirt featuring Jason’s own Instagram photos, a hand-numbered lithographed poster, a bumper sticker, a tote bag, a magnet set, an instant download of the recently released LIVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD EP and an array of additional album content such as demos, videos and special bonus tracks. All pre-order packages will also include an exclusive track, entitled “Collapsible Plans,” which is not available anywhere else.
Meanwhile, “I Won’t Give Up” is proving another pop smash for Mraz, having arrived as the week’s #1 most added track at Hot AC radio outlets nationwide upon its February impact date. The track is currently bulleting its way towards the top 10 at Hot AC, while also earning major airplay at Triple A outlets across the country. With worldwide sales nearing 1 million, “I Won’t Give Up” debuted in the #1 slot on Billboard’s “Digital Songs” chart one week before its January release – the first #1 “Digital Songs” debut since Lil’ Wayne’s “She Will (Feat. Drake)” topped the chart in August 2011. The song also quickly ascended to #1 on iTunes’ “Top Songs” and “Top Pop Songs” charts, while simultaneously topping digital retailer charts around the world.
The “I Won’t Give Up” companion video – directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mark Pellington (Bruce Springsteen, U2, Pearl Jam) – has just been added at VH1, where it is currently #7 on the channel’s “Top 20 Music Video Countdown.” The clip has further drawn more than 2 million individual views at Mraz’ official YouTube channel, located at www.youtube.com/user/OfficialJasonMraz. In addition, the “I Won’t Give Up” lyric video has seen over 13 million individual views since its surprise arrival earlier this year.
Three tracks from LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD will be unveiled in the weeks leading up to the album’s release, beginning with “The Freedom Song,” which is available now exclusively via iTunes. Penned by Seattle-based singer/songwriter Luc Reynaud – whom Jason hails as “a kindred spirit in a time of healing”– the track marks the first cover version to be included on a Mraz studio release. An official lyric video for “The Freedom Song” is streaming now at both YouTube and http://jasonmraz.com. Last week, Mraz released the second preview track titled “93 Million Miles.” The track is currently available on iTunes and also is accompanied by a lyric video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5WiqJFq2-o. A third track and lyric video, “Everything is Sound,” will be unveiled on April 10.
In February, Mraz released an iTunes exclusive EP, entitled “LIVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD.” The four track collection – featuring live acoustic renditions of two songs from LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD alongside longtime favorites, “I Never Knew You” and “You Fckn Did It” – was an instant sensation, reaching #2 on the iTunes “Top Pop Albums” chart as well as #5 on the overall “Top Albums” ranking.
About Jason Mraz
One of the modern era’s most gifted pop troubadours, Jason Mraz’s extraordinary musical journey has taken him from coffee houses to stadiums all over the world, with two GRAMMY® Awards and six nominations already to his credit. His 2008 third album, WE SING. WE DANCE. WE STEAL THINGS., was an indelible global blockbuster, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications in 21 countries around the world. The album’s lead single, “I’m Yours” was ASCAP’s 2010 “Song of the Year” and also holds the record for being the longest-running song in the history of the Billboard “Hot 100” chart. A prolific songwriter, Mraz has been feted with a number of honors, including the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s esteemed “Hal David Starlight Award,” presented to gifted songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry via their original songs.
Mraz spent much of 2011 road-testing the songs from his as-yet-untitled new album touring alongside his longtime friend, percussionist Noel “Toca” Rivera. The worldwide trek – which included performances in North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia – saw Mraz celebrating music’s lasting power to inspire change and help others through global citizenship. Among the journey’s many highlights were multiple sold out shows at such iconic venues as Australia’s Sydney Opera House, New York City’s Carnegie Hall, and Spreckels Theatre in Mraz’s adopted hometown of San Diego.
Long known for his many philanthropic activities, Mraz recently announced the establishment of the Jason Mraz Foundation (http://jasonmraz.com/foundation/), devoted to supporting a number of charities for which he has been a dedicated and impassioned advocate. For more, please see www.jasonmraz.com and www.atlanticrecords.com.
About Red Rock Resort
Named by Condé Nast magazine as one of the world’s best new hotels in their 2007 Hot List issue, Red Rock Resort is one of Las Vegas’ premier off strip luxury resorts located 10 miles west of the Strip. The resort features more than 800 guest rooms and suites, a 25,000 square foot spa and adventure spa program, 10 restaurants, a spectacular pool area, movie theatres, bowling at Red Rock Lanes and a full array of gaming. To learn more about Red Rock Resort, please call (702) 797-7777 or visit www.redrocklasvegas.com.