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The "Geek in the Pink" scored one of the biggest songs of the past decade in 2008 with "I'm Yours". Jason Mraz made history when his single became the longest-running song on the Billboard Hot 100 when it charted for 76 weeks. Mraz has been serving up his acoustic blue-eyed soul songs for the better part of the last decade and we hope he releases some new material soon. Although he is currently in the studio working on new material, he has managed to find time to perform for his large fan-base. Jason Mraz tour dates are scheduled periodically throughout 2011.
Jason Mraz grew up in the American heartland of Mechanicsville, Virginia; He ditched the rural America scene for the Big Apple and attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC during the mid-nineties. He honed his skills there before leaving the school for the West Coast. Mraz clearly developed a penchant for the surf rock music of Southern California which influenced the singer-songwriter. In So-Cal, Mraz was able to score a recording contract with Elektra Records and he released his debut Waiting For My Rocket to Come in 2003. His debut single "The Remedy", was an instant hit and became a top ten entry on the Adult Contemporary chart. The album also featured the fun track "Curbside Prophet", which highlighted Mraz's rhyming skills.
Jason Mraz tour dates were booked on an intimate club tour throughout 2003 to support the album. Jason Mraz concert dates were also scheduled on the opening stage for Tracy Chapman and Alanis Morisette on the latter's Jagged Little Pill Acoustic Tour. Mraz proved that he could tour with the best of them and he hit the studio to produce his follow-up. Mr. A-Z was released in 2005 and debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200. Mraz was hailed for his rhyming capabilities and his smooth blue-eyed soul vocals. While the album didn't feature any breakout singles, Mraz did garner a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album at the 2006 ceremonies. The Jason Mraz concert schedule included a headlining stint on the Mr. A-Z Tour which kept him on the road for the better part of the next two years. Bushwalla and his future fiance, Tristan Prettyman, were the opening acts along the tour. Prettyman would be the inspiration for many of his subsequent songs. Jason Mraz tour dates were also booked on the opening stage for Rolling Stones on their 2006 tour.
In addition to his supporting role for the Stones, Jason Mraz tour dates were booked on tours with Rob Thomas and he played a sold-out club tour. Mraz's cache was about to explode with the release of his third album We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things in 2008. The single "I'm Yours", was the breakout song of the year. It peaked at #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts and on charts around the world, it went on to sell over five million copies and became one of the top selling singles in music history. Mraz was subsequently nominated for Song of the Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009. Mraz went on to share an award with Colbie Caillat for their collaboration "Lucky" which appeared on Mraz's album.
With nearly a decade in the business, Mraz's success was cultivated through his own talents and not manufactured. His lyrics are sincere, fun, and well compliment his acoustic soul vocals. Jason Mraz is currently working on his as-yet-untitled fourth album which he plans to release in 2011. In addition to his upcoming marriage to Prettyman, Jason Mraz tour dates are scheduled periodically throughout the year. Use Eventful as your source for Jason Mraz tour dates and concert schedule information as it becomes available.
Dennen’s wunderkind rise has been impressive. In 2004 Dennen released his self-titled debut, followed quickly by his sophomore LP So Much More (2006,) which spent months on the Billboard Heatseeker chart. The release drew the attention of John Mayer, for whom Dennen opened in 2006 and 2007. In 2008 the artist released his follow-up, Hope for the Hopeless, which debuted at #41 on the Billboard Top 200 and firmly established Dennen as a definitive new voice in modern songwriting. He’s worked with Femi Kuti, Natalie Merchant, and Jason Mraz; he’s toured with Dave Matthews, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and The John Butler Trio; and he’s played Bonarroo, Austin City Limits, Coachella, Outside Lands, and Newport Folk Festival. He’s also become the go-to guy for some of the best and most artfully soundtracked contemporary TV shows. His songs have appeared on Scrubs, Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, Brothers & Sisters, and House among others.
Considering his bold-name collaborators, association with hot TV shows, and impressive early chart and radio success, Brett Dennen could be living in the Hollywood hills, gallivanting around with starlets and hanging out in hotel bars. Nope. The bohemian artist, whose major in college was Community Studies for Social Change, lives with a roommate in Santa Monica and rides his bike to the grocery store. Dennen has never been into the ephemeral thrills of the rock star life, he’s after something else: a real career.
Dennen first started playing guitar and mandolin to amuse the kids while working as a camp counselor. Once Dennen got the feel for writing his own material, he couldn’t stop. “It was suddenly like, I kind of need to do this,” he remembers.
Dennen spent the next few years touring, and it wasn’t until December of 2009 that he had a chance to think about a fourth record. “I had two weeks off from the road, my housemate and I built a studio in our living room and we made demo versions of a bunch of songs,” he remembers. “The plan was to crank this album out in early 2010.
The extra time Dennen took making Loverboy had another unforeseen benefit; instead of touring around the world, Dennen was, for the first time in a while, really home in Los Angeles. With no bus to climb on first thing in the morning, no soundcheck to worry about, he started reconnecting with his most basic (and precious) feeling about music: joy. “People get this amazing opportunity to play music but after a while they figure out their routine and they stop going out to see music live, they stop listening to the radio, they stop exploring music,” he muses. “I go out and I see live music and I love it and I try to jam with people or just get out and play in a bar somewhere, just to be out and be involved and be a part of something.”
Which is exactly what Denen has been doing in the years since the release of Loverboy. In fact, he’s touring right this minute and will continue to bring his fans and intimate live music experience through the release of his fifth album, Smoke and Mirrors in late October 2013. People have already been enjoying the first hit single off of the album, “Wild Child”, and can’t wait to see what Dennen has been cooking up during his time on the road.