John Mayer's CONTINUUM Summer Tour Dates Announced in Wake of Latest Grammy Success
180% increase in sales moves CONTINUUM back into Top 10; Winter tour wraps with sold-out show at Madison Square Garden; Upcoming performances on Letterman & NPR's Morning Edition
The success of John Mayer's third studio album, the platinum-certified CONTINUUM, has prompted the announcement of a full summer tour, which will make stops at arenas and amphitheatres throughout the US beginning June 1st in Ridgefield, WA and continuing through August 8th in West Palm Beach, FL (see full itinerary following).
Mayer, who appears on the cover of the February 22nd issue of Rolling Stone magazine as one of "The New Guitar Gods" of contemporary music, recently took a break from winter tour dates to accept this year's Best Pop Vocal Album Grammy for CONTINUUM as well as the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Grammy for his single, "Waiting on the World to Change," at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, where he performed his current single, the stunningly spare "Gravity." Over the past week, sales of CONTINUUM have increased 180%, returning the album to the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 best-selling album chart.
As his winter tour comes to a close with a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden (2/28), Mayer will perform on the "Late Show with David Letterman" (3/1) and pay a visit to NPR's "Morning Edition" for a "performance chat" with host Steve Inskeep (airdate to be announced).
Go to www.johnmayer.com for on sale dates for John Mayer's CONTINUUM Summer Tour.
CONTINUUM Summer Tour Dates: FRI 1-Jun Ridgefield, WA The Amphitheatre at Clark County SAT 2-Jun George, WA The Gorge TUE 5-Jun San Jose, CA HP Pavilion WED 6-Jun Fresno, CA Save Mart Center FRI 8-Jun Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Event Center SAT 9-Jun Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl TUE 12-Jun Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheatre WED 13-Jun Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena FRI 15-Jun Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheatre SAT 16-Jun Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre SUN 17-Jun Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre TUE 19-Jun Bonner Springs, KS Verizon Wireless Amphitheater WED 20-Jun Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater FRI 22-Jun Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Centre SAT 23-Jun Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion SUN 24-Jun San Antonio, TX AT&T Center TUE 26-Jun Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center THU 28-Jun Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion SAT 30-Jun Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena SUN 1-Jul Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center THU 5-Jul Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills SAT 14-Jul Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center SUN 15-Jul Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) TUE 17-Jul Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden FRI 20-Jul Camden, NJ Tweeter Waterfront SAT 21-Jul Hershey, PA Hershey Park Pavilion TUE 24-Jul Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center WED 25-Jul Washington, DC Verizon Center THU 26-Jul Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum MON 30-Jul Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater TUE 31-Jul Raleigh, NC Walnut Creek Amphitheatre WED 1-Aug Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre FRI 3-Aug Nashville, TN Gaylord Entertainment Center SAT 4-Aug Pelham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center SUN 5-Aug Atlanta, GA Philips Arena TUE 7-Aug Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum WED 8-Aug West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre
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 that 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, "Gravity." 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 -- in genres ranging from Rock to Blues, Hip-Hop to Jazz to Country -- have included work with Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, T Bone Burnett, Herbie Hancock, Dixie Chicks, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, and Ahmir ?uestlove.
Over the course of his career, John Mayer, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter, has sold more than nine million albums including his 2001 breakout, the 4x platinum-selling Room For Squares, 2003's Heavier Things (which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 the week of its release and featured the Grammy- winning Song Of The Year, "Daughters"), his critically acclaimed work with the John Mayer Trio on Try!, and most recently, the best-selling Grammy-winning CONTINUUM. Room For Squares, Heavier Things, and CONTINUUM have each earned Grammy Awards for John, bringing his career Grammy total to five. Try!, his live recording with the John Mayer Trio, earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Album.
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