Singer/songwriter Jason Mraz thinks he's assembled the perfect bill for his forthcoming tour. Being dubbed the "Music, Magic, & Make Peace Tour," sees Mraz accompanied by a variety of not just musicians, but performers.
As previously reported, Jason Mraz will set out on a spring tour this month in support of his upcoming release due out in May, and Mraz thinks he’s assembled the perfect bill for his forthcoming tour. Being dubbed the “Music, Magic, & Make Peace Tour,” sees Mraz accompanied by a variety of very unique performers, including magician Justin Kredible, freestyle acoustic rapper Bushwalla and world music-inspired folk quartet the Makepeace Brothers. Mraz is supporting his album “We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.,” which hits stores May 13. “I rarely get the opportunity to select the supporting acts and design the tour and have a concept tour,” Mraz said during an interview with LiveDaily. “This is sort of a dream come true. We’ve only been able to do one other tour like this. It was called ‘The Tour of the Curbside Prophets.’ We took out unknown artists and the whole concept of the tour was that the entertainment would never end.” Like “The Tour of the Curbside Prophets,” fans will constantly see entertainment beginning the minute they walk up to the venue. “From the time people arrive, they can expect entertainment on the sidewalk,” said Mraz, who recently wrapped up a tour in Korea. “They can expect something going on onstage when they get into the theater. All the acts will segue into the next. Our host, who’s a world-class magician, isn’t like a top-hat-and-cane, cheesy magician. There’s no tigers that appear. He’s a very modern, comic-based magician. No matter what people say, everyone loves to be like, ‘Wow. How did he do that?’ I’m a huge fan of magic.” The tour has also been “greened” by Reverb, a nonprofit organization designed to educate and engage music fans to promote environmental sustainability. “It’s so easy to just be wasteful on tour,” Mraz said. “We are usually most wasteful with our gas guzzling and our plastic water bottles. I can’t count the number of tours where we’re throwing away hundreds of thousands of plastic water bottles. “The first thing we’ve done is given everyone they’re own reusable water bottle. We’re just going to have water coolers. It’s using things like that. We’re not printing day sheets. We’re doing everything we can digitally, using both sides of paper, recycling, reprinting.” Tour Dates for The Music, Magic, & Make Peace Tour: 4/4 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst4/5 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore4/6 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour4/9 – Chicago, IL – Metro4/11 – Selingsgrove, PA – Susquehanna University4/12 – Pittsburgh, PA – University of Pittsburgh4/13 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live4/14 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom4/16 – Winston-Salem, NC – Wake Forest University4/17 – Davidson, NC – Davidson College4/18 – Richmond, VA – The National4/21 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues4/23 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse4/25 – Charleston, IL – Eastern Illinois University4/27 – Toronto, Ontario – Kool Haus4/28 – Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis