Only one song is on all of Mraz’s sets, and that is his big early hit, “I’m Yours.” It almost always appears towards the end of the show, either closing out the entire set or the initial set that precedes the encore. In the latter case, he closes with the single “I Won’t Give Up” from his 2012 release, Love is a Four Letter Word.
Mraz’s debut album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, has a sizable cult following and precedes his breakthrough success which came later on. He does not represent the album all that well. Two songs come from the album, and they are both smaller singles. He plays “The Remedy” at nearly every show, and it is usually towards the front of the set. He follows that track with “You and I Both,” which is also early in the set. But he has dropped “The Remedy” entirely on a few sets, leaving “You and I Both” as the sole debut album song.
It is the new album that gets the most love in 2014. Love is a Four Letter Word is showcased with an impressive 6-7 songs, which is interesting considering the album is two years down the pipeline by now. He flexes the newer material throughout the set, with “93 Million Miles” and “The Woman I Love”, a great big sing-a-long ballad, most often towards the end. He ends up bringing out “In Your Hands” and “Living in the Moment” on a handful of sets, but not all. Below is a sample setlist of what you might hear on the current tour.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor
The Freedom Song
You and I Both
Who I Am Today
A Beautiful Mess
You Can Rely on Me
The Woman I Love
Going Up the Country
Details in the Fabric
93 Million Miles
Frank D. Fixer
Dreamlife of Rand McNally
I Won’t Give Up
Is this an acoustic show?
If you are going to see Jason Mraz early in the year, it may very well be an acoustic concert. Mraz has shown interest in doing this type of thing for a few years now, and he usually showcases a set of acoustic songs in the middle of his set. The 2014 set drops the full band approach and opts for a more intimate show. Some other instrumentalists may come in and add some background accents so it will not always be just Mraz and a guitar.
Does Jason Mraz like to interact with the crowd?
Likes? He loves to interact with the crowd. He also enjoys playing around a lot, and this is only accentuated during his acoustic and more intimate shows. Mraz likes to yodel a bit as a joke, and experiments with some scat singing between songs to keep the crowd rolling in laughter. It is all fun and games, it seems, and despite his more mature songwriting he toys around with wordplay and a little raunchiness in his set.
A solid 15 minutes of the set will likely include Mraz talking about why you should be a good person, and making jokes about hipsters.
Who is Jason Mraz’s publicist and press contact?
Jason Mraz makes everything nice and clear on his official website when it comes to who he is working with on a daily basis. You should have the best luck contacting Bill Silva and Patrick Pocklington for media purposes. They are the official management team and you can reach them through Bill Silva Management.
Jason Mraz offers presales through his official website. The presales are available just one day prior to the public onsale, so buyers need to act fast to get access. Fan club membership is not required. All you need is access to the password which you can find on Jason’s website.
“Chowing down on fruit wasn’t the only quirky behavior Mraz displayed on stage. Between songs, he spoke to the audience in Italian and French and introduced a few songs with a Beatles-esque British accent. It was clear that Mraz was there to engage and entertain the audience while enjoying the evening himself. During sexier songs, Mraz even showed off a secret talent for salsa dancing.” – Kaley Roberts of Uwire
“Most of the crowd was sitting down, standing up, a bit unsure of where the set list was going to take them. At one point, Mraz said creating his setlist was like typing his own name into his iPod and putting it on shuffle — you never know what you’re going to get.” – Amanda McCarty of the Saratogian
“Throughout the night, Mraz, a guy whose music alternates between James Taylor-inspired pop and Jack Johnson-like rock, veered between ballads and mid-tempo rockers. When at his best, he took a song like “Living in the Moment” that featured a cliché for a refrain and built into an anthem of sorts.” – Jeff Niesel of Cleveland Scene
Tour is a Four Letter Word
Tour Opening Acts: Christina Perri
Started August 29, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico | Ended December 22, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia
Love is a Four Letter Word Tour
Tour Opening Acts: Christina Perri, Nikki Yanofsky, Sergio Flores
Started July 1, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii | Ended December 13, 2012 Duluth, Georgia
We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things European Tour
Tour Opening Acts: The Makepeace Brothers
Started September 30, 2009 in Cologne, Germany | Ended March 13, 2009 in Mannheim, Germany
Gratitude Café Tour
Tour Opening Acts: Bushwalla, Colbie Caillat, K’naan
Started July 29, 2009 in Cary, North Carolina | Ended October 10, 2009 in Hollywood, California
Jason Mraz 2005
Tour Opening Acts: Bushwalla, Tristan Prettyman
Started April 9, 2005 in Bowling Green, Ohio | Ended December 10, 2005 in Norfolk, Virginia
Waiting for My Rocket to Come 2003
Tour Opening Acts: Tristan Prettyman
Started January 13, 2003 in Cincinnati, Ohio | Ended December 9, 2003 in Minneapolis, Minnesota