John Mayer set for first tour in three years
March 22nd, 2013
06:23 PM ET

John Mayer set for first tour in three years

After easing himself back into the spotlight in recent weeks, John Mayer is ready to hit the road.

The 35-year-old singer/songwriter revealed on Thursday that he's going to play more than 40 cities this summer, embarking on his first major concert tour in three years. According to Billboard, nearly all of the tour dates will be opened by "Idol" winner Phillip Phillips.

The trek is in support of his 2012 album, "Born & Raised," and it'll take him to South America as well. Beginning in Milwaukee on July 6, Mayer will head across the States and also down to Buenos Aires, Argentina (September 17) and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (September 21). The "Born & Raised 2013" tour will conclude in Los Angeles on October 5.

Prior to launching the tour, Mayer will also play at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in L.A. on April 18, as well as at the New Orleans Jazz Festival on April 26.

The singer told Billboard that being able to sing live again, after having vocal surgery twice and falling into a forced season of silence as he recovered, is like getting a new lease on life.

"The greatest gift I have in my life is the opportunity to play again, which is also the opportunity to dream again," Mayer said. "My dreams were in escrow, but when I found out this thing in my throat had receded, the most exciting thing for me was having a second chance at a new life. My dreams have come true twice. That's really cool."

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  1. Gross

    John Mayer is celibate, if you don't count chronic masturbation and the occasional BJ from groupies.

    March 25, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. if its a hacker its most likely a trap....

    try for more details...

    March 25, 2013 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. he has a weird voice and isn't that good of a

    songwriter. kind of bland overall. good guitarist so maybe he should be a session guy for other musicians.

    March 25, 2013 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • in business we cannot tell everyone what we are doing...

      now if it came from a hacker...then it was most likely a set up

      March 25, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  4. Katy Perry is a a champion at what she does...truthfully

    I cannot wait too see john mayer in concert...

    March 25, 2013 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. I like crap

    I like all things foul, vile and disgusting. I like things that are pointless and have no redeeming value. I like John Mayer.

    March 24, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    I want to cover his face with butt biscuits and a ss gravy.

    March 24, 2013 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sadie

    He's hot! I'd lick his a$$ if he paid me.

    March 24, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sadie

      No, he doesn't really do anything for me. You sound pretty interested, though. I'll bet you're a dude, too. Hey, whatever floats your boat.

      March 24, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      That's your best comeback though? Lmfao!

      March 24, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. She's that too!!!! what a mess.

    March 24, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. I just took a tremendous, earthy smelling shiitake...

    mushroom from the produce shelf at the supermarket and stuck it in my purse. Hope I don't get caught. Yes, I am a kleptomaniac.

    March 24, 2013 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Judy May Scott

    should be a great tour

    March 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  11. WonderingEyes

    when her head is down reading the paper she has 2 other eyes on top of her head.....

    March 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Rebecca

    He is so creepy

    March 24, 2013 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. Kelly in Los Angeles

    a few years ago i went to a john mayer concert and it was excellent. i love his music and that's about it. that is all that i like about him, just the music.

    March 23, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chip Douglas

    Tell me again, why do women swoon for this guy? He seems kindof Jauquin Phoenix creepy.

    March 23, 2013 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sheesh

    smallville brought me here´╗┐

    March 23, 2013 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  16. Agreed

    best´╗┐ of me still hiding up my sleeve:) oh yes!

    March 23, 2013 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  17. the lip gloss is called strawberry delight...truth.

    March 23, 2013 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  18. Guess what?

    My d!ck smells like your girlfriend's lipgloss.

    March 23, 2013 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |


    March 23, 2013 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  20. lalalalalalalal-dsk


    March 23, 2013 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  21. mayer tour

    all your personal stuff is on my lap

    March 23, 2013 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  22. M.A.P.

    I can't think of one lousy song this as hole has written. prolly sounds like farting and screaming.

    March 23, 2013 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
  23. Even with your brainwashed hatred towards me

    i will never hurt you...

    March 23, 2013 at 7:09 am | Report abuse |
  24. all files are on a disk

    March 23, 2013 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  25. licmeon

    Reblogged this on licmeon.

    March 23, 2013 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  26. Mayer

    is still bitter and hates you or he would not allow her to do it...

    March 23, 2013 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
  27. Sokman

    John Mayer should be crowned the mayor of vee-giney on 4Square. Seriously, is there a hole this dudes not been in? Well, maybe Ellen or Oprah...

    March 23, 2013 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  28. Actually what he said was....

    i would marry my hand before i'd go near that....thats what it was...

    March 22, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Loyd Christmas

    Does anyone know his agent? Sunshine girl?

    March 22, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Loyd Christmas

    He excites my tiny unit

    March 22, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  31. aj

    need to talk–bb later and i will call back.

    March 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Katherine

    John Mayer has so many girlfriends, i thought katy would have simmered him down...i guess not...
    with touring it is difficult to maintain a relationship

    March 22, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Marina

    many do not find John Mayer talented..he is talented he writes all his music..

    March 22, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  34. gina

    alot of people don't like him for some reason....i will head too the show...i have tickets...

    March 22, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  35. John Mayer

    is not really my type of music..i have tickets but i may pass them on too others..

    March 22, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  36. i use too be so happy by Mayer music....

    the thrill is going again...i will never go to his concerts...

    March 22, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Mayer doesn't thrill me like before...

    i find him a snotty bore....

    March 22, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  38. what hits do you have ---

    do you sing or dance?

    March 22, 2013 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  39. gahh

    Never heard but one hit song from Mayer, and that was 5 or 6 years ago.

    March 22, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |

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