John Mayer Returns to the Road On Summer Concert Tour

Performances Include Headline Dates & Co-Headline Shows With Guster and Special Guests

PRNewswire
NEW YORK
Jul 3, 2002

As his major label debut album Room For Squares continues to climb the Billboard Top 200 album chart, Aware/Columbia Records artist John Mayer is returning to the road for a series of summer concert dates beginning July 16 in Baltimore, Maryland (see itinerary following). John's shows will include co-headlining performances with pop/rockers Guster as well as special guests including Martin Sexton, Charlie Hunter, the John Butler Trio and Res. Mayer's summer tour comes hot on the heels of his headlining performance last May at the On The Bricks concert series at the Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta which drew some 96,000 fans.

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Advance sales for John's summer concert series have been nothing short of spectacular with several shows on the tour route already sold-out: Tour opener, Pier 6 in Baltimore, Maryland (more than 4,400 tickets); FleetBoston Pavilion (two shows sold out -- more than 9,000 tickets sold); A. Finkl in Chicago, Illinois (10,000 tickets -- sold out); The Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee (4,000 tickets -- sold out); Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis (5,000 tickets -- sold out in 25 minutes!); Paramount Theatre in Seattle (2,700 tickets -- sold out) as well as many others. John's initial sales are particularly strong in the Canadian market, too: he just finished a sold out run of shows in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal. Back in the States, his much-anticipated upcoming appearance at New York's Central Park Summerstage sold out in record time for the venue.

Released on Aware/Columbia Records in September 2001, Room For Squares has been steadily working its way up the charts, driven in part by fan word-of-mouth and the multi-format (Top 40 Mainstream, Top 40 Adult, Modern Adult, AAA, Hot AC) success of the singles "No Such Thing" (currently #36 with a bullet on the Billboard Hot 100) and, most recently, "Your Body Is A Wonderland." The "No Such Thing" video was named "Buzzworthy" at MTV and made it onto VH1's "Inside Track." Certified gold by the RIAA in April 2002, Room For Squares is currently #18 on the Top 200 and is rapidly approaching the RIAA platinum mark.

John has enjoyed great critical acclaim for both his live performances and Room For Squares, which earned a "four star" review in Rolling Stone. Singled out as one of Rolling Stone's "10 Artists To Watch/The Next Wave" and as one of Teen People's "Top 25 Stars Under 25," John Mayer was interviewed by Sir Elton John, one of his biggest fans, in the April 2002 issue of Interview magazine.

                     John Mayer Summer Tour Itinerary

  07/16/02   Baltimore, MD       The Pier -- SOLD OUT
  07/17/02   Boston, MA          Fleet Boston Pavilion -- SOLD OUT
  07/18/02   Boston, MA          Fleet Boston Pavilion -- SOLD OUT
  07/19/02   New York, NY        Central Park Summerstage -- SOLD OUT
  07/20/02   Wilmington, DE      Kahuna Summerstage -- SOLD OUT
  07/22/02   Rochester, MI       MeadowBrook Music Festival (with Guster)
  07/24/02   Cleveland, OH       Tower City Amphitheatre (with Guster)
  07/25/02   Pittsburgh, PA      I.C. Amphitheatre/ Station Square
                                  (with Guster)
  07/26/02   Columbus, OH        PromoWest Pavilion (with Guster)
  07/27/02   Lincoln Park, IL    A. Finkl -- SOLD OUT
  07/29/02   Kettering, OH       Fraze Pavilion For The Performing Arts
                                  (with Guster)
  07/30/02   Milwaukee, WI       The Eagles Ballroom (with Guster)
                                 -- SOLD OUT
  08/01/02   Minneapolis, MN     Northrop Auditorium (with Guster)
                                 -- SOLD OUT
  08/02/02   Kansas City, MO     City Market (with Guster)
  08/03/02   Saint Louis, MO     Fox Theatre (with Guster)
  08/05/02   Denver, CO          City Lights Pavilion (with Guster)
  08/06/02   Denver, CO          City Lights Pavilion (with Guster)
  08/07/02   Park City, UT       Deer Valley Resort
  08/09/02   Portland, OR        Schnitzer Auditorium (with Guster)
  08/10/02   Seattle, WA         Paramount Theatre (with Guster) -- SOLD OUT
  08/11/02   Seattle, WA         Paramount Theatre (with Guster)
  08/15/02   Santa Barbara, CA   Santa Barbara Bowl (with Guster)
  08/16/02   Berkeley, CA        The Greek Theatre (with Guster)
  08/17/02   Los Angeles, CA     Greek Theatre (with Guster)
  08/18/02   San Diego, CA       San Diego State University (with Guster)
  08/20/02   Las Vegas, NV       The Joint
  08/21/02   Mesa, AZ            Mesa Community Amphitheater (with Guster)
  08/22/02   Santa Fe, NM        Paolo Soleri Amphitheatre (with Guster)
  08/24/02   Austin, TX          The Backyard (with Guster)
  08/27/02   Dallas, TX          Bronco Bowl (with Guster)
  08/28/02   Houston, TX         Verizon Wireless Theater (with Guster)
  08/29/02   New Orleans, LA     Saenger Theatre (with Guster)
  08/30/02   Memphis, TN         Mud Island Amphitheatre (with Guster)
  08/31/02   Nashville, TN       Ryman Auditorium (with Guster) -- SOLD OUT
  09/04/02   Norfolk, VA         Harbor Center (with Guster)
  09/06/02   Richmond, VA        Brown's Island (with Guster)
  09/07/02   Raleigh, NC         Regency Park (with Guster)
  09/08/02   Charleston, SC      Family Circle (with Guster)
  09/10/02   Greenville, SC      Timmons Arena (with Guster)
  09/12/02   Birmingham, AL      Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (with Guster)

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