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Jason Mraz Tours Australia! Again!

mraz_bw_onstageJason must have the travel bug wicked bad. (I lived in Boston for seven years. Sometimes a “wicked” just pops out like that.)

The guy was on tour for what, like eight months straight last year? He took a little time off for the holidays, did SNL, he’s off to the Grammy’s this weekend, then squeezing in shows in Rhode Island, Indiana and Illinois, then flying to Japan for a mini Asia tour, and then starting in March he’s headed to Europe for a dozen or so shows.

Now Mraz has announced that April will take him back to the Land Down Under for an Australian tour, which just so figures, because I’m going to be in New Zealand and Australia from the end of February to mid-March, missing him by just a few weeks. I really wish he’d give us a little more notice.

Then Jason is coming back this way for shows in Nashville and Vegas. Before heading back to Paris.

I would give anything to have his frequent flier miles.

Anyway, speaking of my own holiday, do any Kiwis out there want to give me some tips for traveling the North Island? Things to see and do in Auckland, Taupo, Wellington and places in between? Thanks!

This is the tour page, tour page, it’s all the rage,


New Year, New International Tour?

I almost did it, you guys. I came so close.

When Jason’s European tour dates were announced I was looking at maps, thinking about which tickets to buy, telling myself that a 2009 International Friends and Family Tour through England, Germany, France and Spain was just the logical next step from my 2008 domestic tour.

But then I thought about all the other things I could do with the time and money, and I considered how cold and gross it will be in March, and I came to my senses.

Sydney Opera HouseSo I’m going to New Zealand and Australia instead :) It’s summer there.

This trip is not Mraz related in any way, it’s just an opportunity that came up when a friend offered me a free plane ticket. I have a friend in Christchurch I haven’t seen in almost ten years and several friends in Sydney from when I was going to school there, so it is a Friends Tour, but without the music this time.

So, if anybody has tips for having a good time in Auckland in late February/early March, let me know. I’ll be in Sydney in time for Mardi Gras, so I’ve got that city covered.

I gotta leave town, Mr. Nally,