Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Seattle Gay News heads to Hawaii for Jason Mraz's North American tour kickoff

Aloha, Jason Mraz!

When the two-time Grammy winner descends to the Hawaiian island of Oahu this weekend, Seattle Gay News will be there to welcome him. 

Mraz will open his North American tour at Honolulu's Waikiki Shell on July 1, coming directly from Asia, where he wowed audiences in Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore.  The Hawaii date begins a four month-long itinerary around the US and Canada, followed by a European jaunt late in 2012.

Love is a Four Letter Word is the latest release from Mraz, a longtime LGBT community ally and dear friend of Seattle Gay News - he's interviewed with us three times, going back to 2003 when he was a just a pup.  Since then, we've reviewed his concerts in various settings from The Crocodile to the 5th Avenue Theatre to the observation deck at the Space Needle.

The Waikiki Shell is located at the far end of Waikiki Beach, inside Kapiolani Park and across from the city's zoo.  Those unable to squeeze into the amphitheater-like venue, which has reserved seating and a spacious lawn for general admission, will often picnic outside the Shell as the sound easily drifts beyond the enclosed quarters.  The concert venue is also within a ten-minute walk from Honolulu's premiere gay bar, Hula's ( 

Some tickets may still be available for the show, so visit for information.  

Look for a brief wrap-up of Jason Mraz's performance right here on this blog, sometime next Monday or Tuesday.  And, a full review of the Honolulu show will be in next week's issue of Seattle Gay News. 

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