John Mayer Announces First Tour in Three Years

Singer/guitarist John Mayer will hit the road this summer after bouncing back from throat surgery


By Alex Baker


Billboard Magazine has reported that John Mayer will undertake a massive tour this summer that will see him traversing much of the U.S. and even visiting South America. The tour will mark Mayer’s first road outing in three years. The guitarist has been absent from the stage since undergoing two rounds of throat surgery in order to repair a granuloma.


The 40-city tour will be in support of Mayer’s latest album Born and Raised and will kick off on July 6 at the Summerfest in Milwaukee. Prior to that Mayer will perform a pair of warm-up dates at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Alabama and at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest. The tour will crisscross the States several times before wrapping up with an October 5 performance at the Hollywood Bowl.


Mayer’s tour will touch down in four different countries which in addition to the U.S. include Brazil, Argentina, and Canada.


“The greatest gift I have in my life is the opportunity to play again, which is also an opportunity to dream again, ” said Mayer, speaking to Billboard. “My dreams were in escrow, but when I found out this thing in my throat had receded, the most exciting thing for me was having a second chance at a new life.”


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This is a complete list of dates:


7/6 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest, Marcus Amphitheater
7/7 Maryland Heights/St. Louis, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/9 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
7/10 Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
7/12 Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/13 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/16 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/19 Ridgefield, WA – Sleep Country Amphitheater
7/20 George, WA – The Gorge
7/22 Paso Robles, CA – California Mid State Fair
7/24 Wheatland, CASleep Train Amphitheatre at Sacramento
7/26 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/27 Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine
8/6 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
8/7 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/9 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/10 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
8/11 Springfield, IL – Illinois State Fair
8/13 Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/14 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/16 Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
8/17 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center
8/20 Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
8/21 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
8/23 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24 Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/25 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
8/27 Allentown, PA – The Great Allentown Fair
8/28 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/30 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/31 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
9/1 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Resort Spa and Casino Event Center
9/4 Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte
9/5 Raleigh, NC – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
9/7 Tampa, FL – Live Nation Amphitheater at the Florida State Fairgrounds
9/8 West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
9/17 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Luna Park
9/21 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Rock in Rio
9/27 Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
10/1 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
10/2 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion
10/4 San Diego, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre
10/5 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl

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