Jason Mraz books headlining fall tour

August 12, 2005 08:48 AM
Jason Mraz , who recently finished his opening stint on Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill Acoustic Tour," sets out on a headlining tour next month in support of his recently released album, "Mr. A-Z."

The outing kicks off Sept. 12 in Mraz's hometown of San Diego, and dates so far stretch into late October. The itinerary includes a two-night stand at New York City's Lincoln Center.

Mraz also will open a pair of shows for the Dave Matthews Band during the group's Aug. 27-28 engagements in Carson, CA. Details appear in the itinerary below.

A rotating roster of support acts that includes Ryanhood, Dropping Daylight, Raul Midon, Missy Higgins, Carbon Leaf, Bushwalla and James Blunt will open for Mraz, according to Atlantic Records.

Released on July 26, "Mr. A-Z" debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart, thanks in part to its hit single, "Wordplay." Mraz will perform the song on the Aug. 19 episode of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," and is also scheduled to appear on the Aug. 25 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

Mraz recorded "Mr. A-Z" at Allaire Studios near Woodstock, NY, as well as at his home studio in San Diego. Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Rolling Stones) produced the set.

"['Mr. A-Z'] took exactly a year to make, from the day the first word was scripted in January 2004 to mastering in January 2005, giving the whole affair a true four-season feel," Mraz said in a bio posted at his website.

"These 12 songs recognize the events of my last few years, in which I left the coffee houses where I was raised and was thrust into the theater and arena circuit with the success of 'Remedy' [from 2002's 'Waiting for My Rocket to Come']. I'm pretty sure this album will please audiences from both my caffeinated roots as well as those from my recently discovered Red Bull-and-beer-chugging jam band scene."

[Note: The following tour dates have been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of the publication time of this story. Changes may occur before tickets go on sale. Check with official artist websites, ticketing sources and venues for late updates.]
 tour dates and tickets
August 2005
27, 28 - Carson, CA - Home Depot Center (w/ Dave Matthews Band)

September 2005
12 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's by the Bay
16 - Stillwater, OK - Oklahoma State University
20 - Tempe, AZ - Arizona State University
21 - Tucson, AZ - Centennial Hall
23 - New Orleans, LA - Tulane University
25 - Austin, TX - Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Music Festival)
27 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
28 - Saint Louis, MO - The Pageant
30 - Kansas City, MO - University of Missouri

October 2005
1 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theatre
3 - Marquette, MI - Northern Michigan University
4 - Toronto, Ontario - Kool Haus
5 - Ottawa, Ontario - Capital Music Hall
6 - Montreal, Quebec - Spectrum De Montreal
8 - Washington, DC - Georgetown University
9 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
11 - Durham, NH - University of New Hampshire
12 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
16, 17 - New York, NY - Lincoln Center
19 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
20 - Cincinnati, OH - Xavier University
21 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave/Eagles Club
22 - Minneapolis, MN - Northrop Auditorium
24 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
27 - San Diego, CA - SOMA
29 - Las Vegas, NV - Hard Rock Hotel/The Joint

 tour dates and tickets

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