Jason Mraz On Tour with Colbie Caillat
Jason Mraz has just announced extra dates to his already wide-reaching tour. He and Noel 'Toca' Rivera will be touring in Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, and New Zealand as well. On November 25th he will performing together with Nick Jr.’s The Fresh Beat Band at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Naturally he will be playing his own music plus favorite music from his own childhood.
Artist: Jason Mraz
Title: LIVE AND ACOUSTIC 2001
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More than just a concert tour, Mraz’ worldwide journey will see him celebrating music’s lasting power to inspire change and help others through global citizenship. The trek will see Jason and Toca traveling the planet, immersing themselves in local culture, seeking unique performance spaces and treasured surf spots. The duo’s extraordinary expedition recently got underway in Morocco, with upcoming dates scheduled for North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
November will see the dynamic duo performing sold out shows at such iconic venues as Australia’s Sydney Opera House and the aforementioned Carnegie Hall. The tour will conclude on November 28th and 29th with two intimate – and completely sold out – shows at Spreckels Theatre in Mraz’s adopted hometown of San Diego.
As if all that weren’t enough, Mraz will also perform a number of U.S. shows fronting his own Super Band. Those dates – slated for September 24th at Columbia, Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion and September 25th at Portsmouth, Virginia’s nTelos Wireless Pavilion – feature support from Jason’s good friend and Grammy Award-winning collaborator, Colbie Caillat.
Hailed as one of the modern era’s most gifted pop troubadours, Mraz has shared stages with percussionist Noel “Toca” Rivera for more than a decade. The two musicians first met back in 2000, when Mraz was just making his mark on the San Diego coffee house scene. Enthralled by the young songwriter’s free-flowing lyrical mastery, Rivera invited Mraz to join the eponymous trio he fronted alongside his brother Carlos. The group hit the road, travelling California’s highways and byways together in a beat-up Winnebago, inspiring Mraz’s classic song, “Dream Life of Rand McNally.” When Carlos decided to take time off, Jason and Toca continued to collaborate as a duo, earning acclaim and passionate audience responses wherever they performed. Mraz’s guitar and vocals match beautifully with Rivera’s intuitive djembe playing and the two maintain a long friendship and collaborative relationship, recording and touring together to this day.
“I dig the groove Toca lays down with his drum,” Mraz says, “and the delicate touch he finds on the harmonies. He's like every member of the Dave Matthews Band and Boyz II Men rolled up in one prize wind-up teddy bear designed to beat a drum.”
Mraz of course went on to become a worldwide superstar, a multi-talented singer/songwriter who made pop history with the sensational single, “I’m Yours.” The track – featured on Jason’s RIAA platinum-certified album, “WE SING. WE DANCE. WE STEAL THINGS.” – was a momentous #1 smash, earning ASCAP’s 2010 “Song of the Year” award while also setting the record for the longest-running song in the 51-year history of Billboard’s “Hot 100.”
A Special Acoustic Evening With Toca Rivera 2011
Except * w/The Super Band Feat. Special Guest Colbie Caillat
17 Hossegor, France Groundswell Festival at Landes Region
20 Prague, Czech Republic Palac Akropolis – SOLD OUT
21 Berlin, Germany Passionskirsche – SOLD OUT
24 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion *
25 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion *
30 Manila, PH Araneta Coliseum
1 Taipei, ROC Plenary Hall
5 Nakorn Ratchasima, TH Khao Yai
9 Bali, ID Taman Bhagawan
15 Auckland, NZ Civic Theatre
19 Sydney, AU Sydney Opera House – SOLD OUT
20 Sydney, AU Sydney Opera House – SOLD OUT
23 New York, NY Carnegie Hall – SOLD OUT
25 New York, NY Carnegie Hall – Kids’ Matinee w/The Fresh Beat Band
25 New York, NY Carnegie Hall – SOLD OUT
28 San Diego, CA Spreckels Theatre – SOLD OUT
29 San Diego, CA Spreckels Theatre – SOLD OUT