John Mayer announces summer tour, 2 Canadian dates

John Mayer revealed plans for a long-awaited North American tour over the weekend.

The 41-year-old was hosting his comical weekly Instagram live show ‘Current Mood’ on Sunday when he decided to share the exciting news.

Commencing only two weeks after a two-month run with Dead & Company — a tribute band founded by Mayer and the surviving members of The Grateful Dead — Mayer will extensively trek across the U.S. from July to Sept.

Along the way, he’ll play 27 gigs, including two in Canada, at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, on July 30 and 31 respectively.

John Mayer performs at Champions Park on Sept. 22, 2018 in Louisville, Ky.

John Mayer performs at Champions Park on Sept. 22, 2018 in Louisville, Ky.

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After revealing each of the dates on the Instagram live, Mayer was kind enough to detail the premise of the tour to his dedicated fans.

He revealed that the stage would be in the centre of each venue, making it a “360” run, much like U2’s legendary tour between 2009-2011.

“I wanna let you know that the show is going to be sold 360′,” revealed Mayer. “We’re gonna go all around the stage — we’re gonna fill it up.”

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He added that there will be no opener, but two full sets, much like how he does it with Dead & Company.

“There’s gonna be no opener, but two sets ,” he said.

 

“A lot of people have also asked me this: ‘What has the Grateful Dead’s music brought to you?’ or ‘What has playing in Dead & Company brought to you?'”

“Well you know what it’s brought to me?” he asked in return. “Every city that I play two-night stands at has no repeats ladies and gentlemen, no repeats.”

That’s right. For shows in New York City, Toronto and L.A., Mayer claimed he will play completely different sets each night.

John Mayer, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir of Dead & Company perform during at AT&T Park on Nov. 9, 2017 in San Francisco, Calif.

John Mayer, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir of Dead & Company perform during at AT&T Park on Nov. 9, 2017 in San Francisco, Calif.

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In the wake of the news, Mayer’s dedicated fans rushed to Twitter in excitement, many hoping to grab a ticket or two for the well-overdue tour.

Mayer released his last album in 2017, entitled The Search for Everything.

Although Mayer has not announced plans for new music in the near future, it’s unclear whether the summer tour will serve to promote an album.

It is being speculated that he’ll alternate vastly throughout his large back-catalog.

John Mayer on 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen' on Jan. 25, 2019.

John Mayer on 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen' on Jan. 25, 2019.

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Tickets go on sale Feb. 1 at 12 p.m. ET. They can be purchased through the official John Mayer website.

Dead & Company tickets can also be found on the website for those eager beavers.

John Mayer summer 2019 tour dates

** All Canadian dates are bolded **

July 19 – Albany, N.Y. @ Times Union Center
July 20 – Providence, R.I. @ Dunkin’ Donuts Center
July 22 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Wells Fargo Center
July 23 – Washington D.C. @ Capital One Arena
July 25 — New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
July 26 – New York, N.Y. @ Madison Square Garden
July 28 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints Arena
July 30 – Toronto, Ont. @ Scotiabank Arena
July 31 – Toronto, Ont. @ Scotiabank Arena
Aug. 2 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena
Aug. 3 – Columbus, Ohio. @ Schottenstein Center
Aug. 5 – St. Paul, Minn. @ Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 6 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Fiserv Forum
Aug. 8 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
Aug. 9 – Charlotte, N.C. @ Spectrum Center
Aug. 11 – Atlanta, Ga. @ State Farm Arena
Aug. 12 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Aug. 14 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
Aug. 31 – Snowmass Village, Colo. @ Snowmass Mountain
Sept. 2 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
Sept. 3 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Enterprise Center
Sept. 5 – Dallas, Tex. @ American Airlines Center
Sept. 7 – San Antonio, Tex. @ AT&T Center
Sept. 8 – Houston, Tex. @ Toyota Center
Sept. 10 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sept. 11 – San Diego, Calif. @ Viejas Arena
Sept. 13 — Inglewood, Calif. @ The Forum
Sept. 14 – Inglewood, Calif. @ The Forum

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