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Jason Mraz Delights Boston Fans with Iconic Sitcom Theme Surprise

Jason Mraz Delights Boston Fans with Iconic Sitcom Theme Surprise

Jason Mraz and New England go together like pancakes and butter.

The singer started his 2024 summer tour at Providence Performing Arts Center on June 30 before making stops in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, and Massachusetts. Notable performances in the state included a concert with the Boston Pops at Tanglewood and a headline show at Leader Bank Pavilion in the Boston Seaport.

At his July 6 show in Boston, Mraz delighted fans with a heartfelt rendition of “Where Everybody Knows Your Name,” the beloved theme from the classic TV show Cheers.

This delightful surprise came early in the set, sandwiched between the groovy “Feel Good Too” from Mraz’s latest album Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride and the inspirational “Living in the Moment” from his 2012 album Love Is a Four-Letter Word.

It was Mraz’s warm and unique way of greeting his Boston audience.

The crowd embraced the unexpected treat, joining in with singing and laughter as Mraz worked to perfect the performance.

The sitcom Cheers, although it ended its 11-season run on NBC in 1993, has retained its popularity over the years. The show offered a glimpse into the lives of characters inside a Boston bar, starring Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Woody Harrelson, and Kirstie Alley, among others. It’s worth noting that Nicholas Colosanto, who played the endearing bartender Coach in the early seasons, hailed from Rhode Island.

The theme song “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” perfectly encapsulated each episode with its lyrics about seeking solace in a place where worries melt away. Gary Portnoy’s full version of the song, which includes whimsical lines about a cat hanging by its tail and being left at the altar by your third fiancée, is definitely worth a listen.

Indeed, while life’s challenges persist, moments like the Cheers theme and musicians like Jason Mraz make them a bit easier to handle.

Source: FUN 107