John Mayer on the Road Again
Singer Singled Out For Rolling Stone's '10 Artists to Watch/the Next Wave' List
Jan 31, 2002
Aware/Columbia Records artist John Mayer is back on the road with a series of headlining dates which began January 29 in Gainesville, Florida (see itinerary following). Since the 1999 release of Inside Wants Out -- a DIY homemade effort which John sold at his shows and distributed himself -- and his major label debut Room For Squares in September 2001, Mayer has been crisscrossing the U.S., building an ever-widening fanbase with what the Atlanta Journal Constitution called "...(his) sophisticated, accessible folk rock sound dominated by striking acoustic guitar playing, video-ready looks and a sizable grass-roots following born in clubs across the South."
With "No Such Thing," the first single from Room For Squares, impacting multiple radio formats across the country--it's been a #1 most played record in Chicago, Boston, Portland, Baltimore and Memphis and received airplay at AAA, Hot/Modern Adult Contemporary, Modern Rock and Top 40 stations nationwide--Mayer has been singled out as one of Rolling Stone's 10 Artists To Watch/The Next Wave in the magazine's February 14th issue. The magazine noted that Mayer's "Curving, melodically rich tunes that weave folk, blues, rock and wisps of jazz place him in the company of David Gray and Jeff Buckley, minus the melancholy. Songs such as the airy 'No Such Thing,' about the thrill of being young and having a million choices, exude a warm, almost tropical light and a buoyant sense of wonder." "Your Body Is A Wonderland," the next single from Room For Squares is scheduled to impact AAA radio on March 5th.
It's a sentiment mirrored in the glowing faces of fans at Mayer's shows and by the music press. "....Mayer showed he has the goods as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and presence," wrote the Los Angeles Times (October 12, 2001) while Acoustic Guitar called him "...a prodigy whose talent pushes the limits of his short career." "True to its name, the album is full of songs for timid dreamers, outcasts, and hopeless romantics," said Request (November/December 2001). "Mayer's lively tunes and candid lyrics lift the listener out of despair...." while Tower Pulse (September 2001) observed that "...Mayer has all the components for widespread stardom." Performing Songwriter (November 2001) loved John Mayer's "...effortlessly elegant melancholy, it encourages long drives, new loves and contemplation."
In October 2001, Daily Variety wrote that "...every now and then, a performer manages to fly under the radar and make a direct connection with listeners. John Mayer is the latest example." In December 2001, they simply said "He is a performer to watch in 2002."
John Mayer Winter Tour 2002 Date City/State Venue 01/29/02 Gainesville, FL University Of Florida PAC 01/30/02 Jacksonville, FL Marquee Theatre 01/31/02 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues 02/01/02 West Palm Beach, FL Carefree Theatre 02/05/02 La Grange, GA LaGrange College 02/06/02 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club 02/07/02 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre 02/08/02 Hampden Sydne, VA Common Gym 02/09/02 Salem, VA Roanoke College - Alumni Gym 02/11/02 Fredericksburg, VA Mary Washington College - Dodd Auditorium 02/12/02 Clemson, SC Clemson University, Tillman Auditorium 02/13/02 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle 02/15/02 Charleston, SC The Music Farm 02/16/02 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall 02/17/02 Washington, DC 9:30 Club 02/18/02 Charlottesville, VA Starr Hill Music Hall 02/20/02 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts 02/21/02 Philadelphia, PA Higher Ground 02/26/02 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel 02/28/02 Boston, MA Avalon 03/06/02 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater 03/07/02 Cleveland, OH The Odeon Concert Club 03/08/02 Chicago, IL House Of Blues 03/09/02 Chicago, IL House Of Blues http://www.johnmayer.com http://www.columbiarecords.com
SOURCE: Aware/Columbia Records
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