John Mayer Embarking On First Major Tour In Three Years, His First Since Release Of Born and Raised

Artist Performs at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater On Thursday, April 25 and at the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival In Advance of Tour


NEW YORK, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy Award-winning artist John Mayer will launch his first major tour in three years with a performance at Milwaukee's Summerfest on July 6, it was announced today.   This marks John's first tour in support of Born and Raised, his latest studio album, and will run through the fall, with one dollar from each ticket sold benefitting NCIRE's work supporting returning Veterans.  American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will open for John along the tour route (with the exception of Tuscaloosa, New Orleans, Kansas City and Atlantic City).  Tickets will be on sale beginning March 29th on

In advance of his tour, John will perform at an already-sold-out show at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Thursday, April 25 and will make a highly-anticipated appearance at the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.  A true heritage festival, "Jazz Fest" stands alone in presenting the highest caliber artists in such varied genres as gospel, blues, traditional and contemporary jazz, rock, R&B, Cajun, country, zydeco and much more. This year's Jazz Fest has performances scheduled for April 26 - 28 and May 2 - 5. Special ticket packages on John's tour will be available through to benefit NCIRE's work supporting returning Veterans.  For more information, go to

John's appearances in Tuscaloosa and Jazz Fest will be his first full-length concerts in three years and first public performances since his set, on January 16 of this year, at "The Livingston Town Proper: A Concert to Benefit the Fighters of the Pine Creek Fire." A special musical event organized and hosted by Mayer, the benefit occasioned his first in-concert performance as a singer since April 1, 2011.  (In March 2012, the return of a throat granuloma had forced him to cancel his first tour in two years and take an indefinite hiatus now coming to a close.) 

About John Mayer
Released in June 2012, Born and Raised, the fifth Columbia Records album from seven-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist John Mayer, debuted at Number One in six countries--Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands and the United States--while hitting Number One on iTunes in thirty territories worldwide. 

Mayer's previous albums--Room for Squares (2001), Heavier Things (2003), Continuum (2006) and Battle Studies (2009)--have sold more than 17 million copies combined worldwide.  John has won seven Grammy Awards and received an additional 11 nominations.  He has been included in Time Magazine's annual Time 100 list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers, and twice featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine's annual "Guitar" issue.

A musician who confounds genre boundaries, John Mayer has performed and/or recorded with an extraordinary range of artists from the worlds of rock, blues, hip-hop, jazz, and country including Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Burnett, Herbie Hancock, Dixie Chicks, Jay Z and Alicia Keys.

About Phillip Phillips
The same day that Phillip Phillips claimed his victory in American Idol's season 11 finale, the 22-year-old singer/guitarist released "Home," a debut single that showcases his rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills.  The Leesburg, Georgia-bred songwriter released his debut album The World From The Side Of The Moon (19 Entertainment/Interscope Records) November 2012 where it debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #1 on the Billboard Rock Album chart. The album has since gone gold, and is quickly approaching platinum, as it jumps fifteen spots to #18 on the Billboard Top 200 this week.  Phillips' hit single "Home" see sales of over 4.2 million making it the most successful single of any American Idol winner.  Phillips recently finished up a tour with Matchbox Twenty and is currently out on the road headlining a college tour in support of his new single "Gone, Gone, Gone."

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SOURCE Columbia Records

For further information: Fran DeFeo, Columbia Records, +1-212-833-5784,