Jason Mraz gets busy this summer

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(Marketwire) – Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has slated a busy late summer schedule, including high profile TV appearances, a Twitter contest, and the start of his North American “Tour Is A Four Letter Word.” The jam-packed itinerary celebrates the international success of the Grammy Award-winning tunesmith’s latest album, “Love Is A Four Letter Word.”

The itinerary gets underway tonight with a performance on TBS’ Conan (check local listings). Later this month, Mraz and his band will look forward to performing at the “Toyota Concert Series” on NBC’s Today, slated to air live from New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza on Friday, August 31st. That appearance will be followed by a Tuesday, September 4th visit to NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The performances follow recent high profile live appearances on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, E!’s Opening Act & Chelsea Lately, NBC’s Today, Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, PBS’ Tavis Smiley, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, two episodes of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and his own acclaimed installment of VH1 Storytellers.

Mraz’s tour gets underway on August 9th at New Orleans’ Lakefront Arena, with dates continuing through early October. Accompanying Mraz and his band for all dates will be Christina Perri. Mraz will partner with the non-profit group Reverb on the tour to make the tour more earth-friendly and engage fans to take action toward a more sustainable future. For more details visit Tree Is A Four Letter Word.

The tour has already swept  across Asia, including sold out stops in Busan, Seoul, Shanghai, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Taipei and the inaugural show at Singapore’s Gardens By The Bay. While in Hong Kong, Mraz held a special performance to celebrate the launch of the iTunes Store in Southeast Asia territories.

Mraz recently performed at Japan’s “AP Bank Festival,” with proceeds donated to aid in Japan tsunami and Fukushima relief efforts as well as other related causes. AP Bank is a non-profit organization that provides lending for
renewable energy and a variety of other environmental projects.

Upon the conclusion of the North American leg, Mraz and his band will head to Europe for a series of stops that include France, Germany, and London.

Upon release, the album debuted on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 chart at #2, with first week sales in excess of 325,000 worldwide. The single, “I Won’t Give Up,” has surpassed $2 million in sales in the U.S. and nearing $3 million worldwide.

Mraz recently launched a contest inviting Twitter users to help conceptualize an official music video for his song, “The Woman I Love.” Fans can submit their vision for the video, the best of which will be featured in the new clip. Users whose ideas are used in the video will have their Twitter handles credited at the end. Launched earlier this week, the contest already has thousands of entries.

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