Magic of Mraz hits Hong Kong, with an extra surprise in store

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 26 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 26 June, 2012, 12:00am


Jason Mraz played with a new band to a full house at AsiaWorld-Expo last Sunday as part of his world tour.

'I feel strong, tremendous, grateful and optimistic as ever,' said the US singer-songwriter who turned 35 on June 23.

Mraz's positive energy shone through his last album, Love Is A Four Letter Word, from which he borrowed liberally for the concert alongside popular hits from his previous albums.

The crowd went bananas, as he put it, and filled the arena with ear-splitting sing-along as soon as he played the first few notes of I'm Yours, his most commercially successful song to date. It holds the record for most weeks spent on the Billboard charts in the US.

The singer was in top shape right up to the last song, I Won't Give Up, which he said was about overcoming his sadness after he broke up with fiancee Tristan Prettyman.

'By singing it nightly, it becomes a mantra. It also helps that a few thousand people in the room sing it with me. It's such a cool feeling.'

The artist announced yesterday on Facebook a secret gig in Hong Kong tomorrow. So fans that didn't get enough of Mraz can e-mail could win a pair of tickets to the show.