Jason Mraz Brings Solo Acoustic Tour to Walton Arts Center
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, December 6, 2017 – Multiple Grammy® Award- winner Jason Mraz has announced plans for a 17-city live tour which includes a stop at Walton Arts Center on Friday, March 30, 2018.
The dates – dubbed “An Evening With Jason Mraz, Solo Acoustic” – begin Thursday, March 8 in Raleigh, NC and continue through the month ending in Arkansas. Tickets start at $75 and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.
Today’s tour announcement follows the recent news that Mraz will be extending his Broadway debut run in the hit musical, Waitress, with performances now scheduled through Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The two-time Grammy Award-winner will be joined on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 by Tony and Grammy Award-nominated Waitress composer Sara Bareilles, making her long-awaited return to the production. Mraz and Bareilles have a long history of collaboration, having previously teamed with for two songs on 2015’s top 10 album, What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress. For complete details and ticket availability, please visit waitressthemusical.com.
In other news, Mraz has co-written and performed a new original song, “Can’t Hold Out On Love,” to be featured in the upcoming Warner Bros. feature film, Father Figures, arriving in theaters nationwide on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017.
Mraz recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of his RIAA platinum certified major label debut album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, with the album’s first-time-ever vinyl release. The double LP is available now on standard black vinyl at all music retailers carrying vinyl records (see here); an orange vinyl edition is exclusively available via Barnes & Noble. All vinyl editions feature expanded artwork by Robert Fisher and Alison Dyer, plus lyrics and new liner notes by Mraz.
As People recently noted, Waiting for My Rocket to Come launched Mraz “from the Southern California coffee house scene into global stardom and the forefront of contemporary American singer-songwriters.” Released October 15, 2002, “the album indeed propelled Mraz to the forefront of contemporary American pop, fueled by a trio of indelible hit singles in “You And I Both,” “Curbside Prophet,” and the #1 favorite, “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry).” The latter single proved Mraz’s breakthrough, ascending to the Top 15 on Billboard’s “Hot 100” while also reaching the top of the “Top 40 Adult Recurrents” chart.
Jason Mraz has quietly amassed a diverse fan-base throughout all parts of the globe. Since getting his start in coffeehouses in San Diego, Mraz has brought his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound to rapt audiences around the world through his vibrant recordings, humorous live performances, and philanthropic efforts. Along the way, he has earned numerous platinum certifications for his various releases, made pop history with his record-breaking classic single, “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up”, racked up two Grammy Awards, won the prestigious Songwriter Hall of Fame Hal David Award, has sold out amphitheaters and arenas across the globe, including sell-outs at The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, and London’s O2 Arena.
A dedicated artist and gentleman farmer, Mraz is first and foremost a committed global citizen. His impassioned social activism and philanthropic efforts span from environmental advocacy to ardent support for human rights. His own Jason Mraz Foundation serves to shine for arts education and the advancement of equality. Through it all, Jason Mraz continually confirms and celebrates music’s myriad forms and miraculous power, inspiring and delighting his countless fans around the world.
For more, please see www.jasonmraz.com and www.atlanticrecords.com