By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known for his smooth blend of pop and folk elements, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jason Mraz will perform live in Barra da Tijuca’s Citibank Hall on Wednesday, April 8th. Playing in São Paulo first on Tuesday, April 7th before arriving in Rio, Mraz is currently touring the world in support of his fifth studio album, Yes!. Released in 2014, the album includes the singles “Love Someone” and “Long Drive”.
Born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States, Mraz first made a name for himself in the San Diego, Calfornia coffeehouse scene in the late 90s and early 00s, before rising to mainstream prominence with his 2002 single “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry).”
The song was the lead single from Mraz’s debut album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come. He followed with a sophomore album, Mr. A–Z , in 2005 and his third album, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things, released in 2008, went on to win two Grammy Awards for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the song, “Make It Mine”, and Best Pop Collaboration, for “Lucky,” his duet with singer Colbie Caillat.
His fourth album, Love Is a Four Letter Word, was released in 2012 and at times, featured more of a soul and funk inspired feel. It also received a Grammy Award nomination and included the single “I Won’t Give Up“.
On his current tour, he is joined by American rock-folk band Raining Jane. They will open for Mraz at both the São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro shows.
Who: Jason Mraz
When: Wednesday, April 8th, 8PM
Where: Citibank Hall, Av. Ayrton Senna 3000, Barra da Tijuca
Entrance: R$90-R$500 (VIP)