John Mayer Summer Tour Dates Announced

Grammy-Winning Multi-Platinum Artist to be Featured at the Crossroads Guitar Festival Presented by Eric Clapton

Mayer Invited to Appear on Select Overseas Dates With Sting

PRNewswire
NEW YORK
Mar 30, 2004

The Grammy-winning multi-platinum Aware/Columbia recording artist John Mayer will hit the road beginning July 2 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (see full itinerary following). John's very special guests on his North American tour will be Maroon 5 and DJ Logic.

With combined sales of 760,000 tickets, Mayer's 2003 summer (42 shows) and fall (22 shows) tours helped him to achieve the rank of #23 of the nation's top touring artists.

Since the release of his multi-platinum break-out album, Room For Squares, in 2001, John Mayer has developed a reputation as one of the nation's most formidable live performers, mixing superlative musicianship with set-list surprises, disarming improvisational between-songs patter, and the ability to make a direct connection with his audiences while exceeding their expectations.

Mayer's North American tour follows a series of select European dates (see itinerary following) with Sting -- whom Mayer recently called "the musical Jedi" in an interview for MTV.com. Mayer was among the list of artists -- which included Charles Aznavour, Mary J. Blige, Tony Bennett, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Dido, Diana Krall, Dave Matthews, Rufus Wainwright, and Wynonna --who performed at the MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year gala honoring Sting in Los Angeles on Friday, February 6.

John Mayer has been invited to join the all-star line-up of legendary guitarists participating in the Sunday Cotton Bowl concert portion (June 6) of "Eric Clapton Presents The Crossroads Guitar Festival" at Fair Park in Dallas. The three-day (June 4-6) Crossroads Guitar Festival -- which features Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson, B.B. King, Brian May, Pat Metheny, Otis Rush, Carlos Santana, James Taylor, Steve Vai, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Walsh, ZZ Top and others -- will raise money for Crossroads Centre Antiqua, the treatment and education center founded in 1997 by Eric Clapton.

Following a pair of December dates at New York's Irving Plaza with Buddy Guy, John Mayer has teamed up with the blues legend for a scorching remix of Sly & the Family Stone's "You Can Make It If You Try," slated to appear on an upcoming album of new mixes of classic Sly tracks. "Lord, this kid's another B.B. King!," Buddy Guy told Guitar One magazine (April 2004). "You just never get tired of hearing John play."

Mayer's most recent album, Heavier Things, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 best-selling albums chart the week of its release in September 2003. The album is rapidly approaching the RIAA double platinum mark. John's groundbreaking watershed debut album, Room For Squares, is closing in on the RIAA quadruple platinum mark.

John Mayer received a Grammy award in 2003 in the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category for his smash hit, "Your Body Is A Wonderland."

                       John Mayer Summer Tour Dates

   European Dates with Sting

   5/2/04         Copenhagen     Forum (opening for Sting)
   5/4/04         Rotterdam      Ahoy (opening for Sting)
   5/5/04         Antwerp        Sports Palace (Opening for Sting)
   5/7/04         Newcastle      Arena (Opening for Sting)
   5/8/04         Manchester     Manchester Arena (Opening for Sting)
   5/9/04         Glasgow        SECC (Opening for Sting)

   North American Summer Tour Dates with Maroon 5 and DJ Logic

   Friday, July 2 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre - Summerfest
   Saturday, July 3 - Detroit Lakes, MN - 10,000 Lakes Festival
   Tuesday, July 6 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
   Wednesday, July 7 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
   Thursday, July 8 - West Valley City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
   Saturday, July 10 - Ridgefield, WA - Amphitheatre at Clark County
   Sunday, July 11 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
   Tuesday, July 13 - TBA
   Wednesday, July 14 - Marysville, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
   Friday, July 16 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
   Saturday, July 17 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
   Sunday, July 18 - Chula Vista, CA - Coors Amphitheatre
   Tuesday, July 20 - Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion
   Wednesday, July 21 - Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion
   Friday, July 23 - Dallas, TX - Smirnoff Music Centre
   Saturday, July 24 - Spring, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
   Sunday, July 25 - Selma, TX - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
   Tuesday, July 27 - Bonner Springs, KS - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
   Wednesday, July 28 - Maryland Heights, MO - UMB Bank Pavilion
   Friday, July 30 - Noblesville, IN - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
   Saturday, July 31 - Columbus, OH - Germain Amphitheatre

   Sunday, August 1 - Tinley Park, IL - Tweeter Center
   Tuesday, August 3 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
   Wednesday, August 4 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
   Friday, August 6 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theater
   Saturday, August 7 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
   Sunday, August 8 - Saratoga Springs, NY - SPAC
   Tuesday, August 10 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts
                                            Center
   Wednesday, August 11 - Scranton, PA - Montage Mountain Amphitheatre
   Friday, August 13 - Burgettstown, PA - Post-Gazette Pavilion
   Saturday, August 14 - Camden, NJ - Tweeter Center
   Sunday, August 15 - Hartford, CT - Ctnow.com Meadows Center
   Tuesday, August 17 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
   Wednesday, August 18 - Wantagh, NY -  Jones Beach Theatre
   Friday, August 20 - Mansfield, MA - Tweeter Center
   Saturday, August 21 - Bristow, VA - Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge
   Sunday, August 22 - Virginia Beach, VA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
   Tuesday, August 24 - Raleigh, NC - ALLTEL Pavilion at Walnut Creek
   Wednesday, August 25 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
   Friday, August 27 - Antioch, TN - AmSouth Amphitheatre
   Saturday, August 28 - Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
   Sunday, August 29 - Atlanta, GA - HiFi Buys Amphitheatre

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