John Mayer Plans CONTINUUM Tour - U.S. Winter Dates Announced
John Mayer returns from his international tour to begin a series of U.S. dates in support of his third studio album, CONTINUUM, released September 12, 2006 on Aware/Columbia Records. The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter has received critical praise for his latest album, which debuted at the top of the charts with first week's sales of 300,000. The highly praised release showcases the culmination of his influences, skill, and recordings to date with a rich mixture of soul, pop, and blues elements.
Several appearances will precede the newly announced winter dates. On Nov. 1, Control Room, the #1 provider of live digital entertainment, presents an exclusive performance live from NYC's Webster Hall on-demand at MSN (beginning Nov. 1) and in rotation on DirecTV (Nov. 7 through Dec. 8). Clear Channel's STRIPPED series, available on nearly 190 Clear Channel radio station websites, will showcase stripped-down songs from CONTINUUM, Heavier Things, and Room For Squares, including a rare rendition of Jimi Hendrix's "Bold As Love," beginning November 7. Mayer will also perform on the American Music Awards on November 21 at 8pm ET/PT on ABC and for the third year in a row, John Mayer will perform on The Late Show with David Letterman on Thanksgiving night on CBS.
Before hitting the road, Mayer discussed on his widely-read blog his excitement to tour again and debut songs off the highly anticipated CONTINUUM. "It's a brand new show," Mayer wrote on johnmayer.com. "Even the old tunes are new." The co-headlining tour with Sheryl Crow drew tremendous accolades from press and fans for its creative performances combining new material with his time-tested fan favorites.
CONTINUUM Winter Tour Dates: 1/25/07 Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena 1/26/07 Coral Gables, FL BankUnited Center 1/27/07 Orlando, FL TD Waterhouse Centre 1/29/07 Pensacola, FL Pensacola Civic Center 1/30/07 Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge River Center 2/1/07 Fayetteville, AR Barnhill Arena 2/2/07 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum 2/3/07 Oklahoma City, Ok Cox Convention Center 2/5/07 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center 2/6/07 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Coliseum 2/7/07 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center 2/8/07 Columbia, SC Colonial Center 2/13/07 St Paul, MN XCEL Energy Center 2/14/07 Madison, WI Alliant Energy Center 2/16/07 Murray, KY MSU Regional Special Events Center 2/17/07 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum 2/18/07 Omaha, NE Qwest Center 2/20/07 Dekalb, IL NIU Convocation Center 2/22/07 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena 2/23/07 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena 2/26/07 Amherst, MA Mullins Center 2/27/07 Syracuse, NY ONCenter Complex 2/28/07 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
CONTINUUM is a pop/rock album showcasing Mayer's diverse influences, rich lyrics, the groove of the guitar-slinging bluesman, and the vocals of the soulful crooner. CONTINUUM earned four stars from Rolling Stone Magazine, USA Today wrote, Mayer's "smartly crafted third album combines singer/songwriter pop and sinewy guitar blues," and the New York Times opined, "Mayer has been writing songs again, good ones, with all the leanness and directness that distinguish his strongest work." CONTINUUM was co-produced by John Mayer and Steve Jordan and includes the #1 hit "Waiting On The World To Change," and its follow-up single, "Belief." The album features sultry grooves such as "I Don't Trust Myself With Loving You," "Slow Dancing In A Burning Room," and the Sam Cooke-flavored "I'm Gonna Find Another You." Fans of the John Mayer Trio will recognize "Vultures" and "Gravity" reworked for the studio by John, Steve, and Pino, as well as a blazing display of fretwork on Jimi Hendrix's "Bold As Love." Longtime fans will recognize "Heart of Life" and "Stop This Train" as keeping in-step with trademark Mayer material.
A musician and collaborator who exceeds genre boundaries, John Mayer famously toured and recorded with power players Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan as the John Mayer Trio, whose live album TRY! was released in November '05. Mayer 's other collaborations -- from Rock to Blues, Hip-Hop to Jazz to Country -- include Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Burnett, Herbie Hancock, Dixie Chicks, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, and Ahmir ?uestlove. From his acclaimed debut 'Room For Squares' in 2001, through 2003's 'Heavier Things,' to his most recent work with the John Mayer Trio, the guitarist, vocalist and songwriter has sold more than eight million albums and earned three Grammy Awards.
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For John Mayer's Stripped performance visit http://www.strippedmusic.com/
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