Multi-platinum and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist John Mayer has announced dates for his 2008 summer tour. Mayer will hit the road on July 2nd at Milwaukee’s Summerfest and will play over 20 cities before the trek comes to a close. The tour will reach the L.A.-area with a July 27th stop at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Colbie Caillat and Brett Dennen, break out artists in their own rights, will be featured as special guests.
John Mayer’s latest album, CONTINUUM, earned Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Album (CONTINUUM) and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ("Waiting on the World to Change") at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. A pop/rock album showcasing diverse influences, CONTINUUM features rich lyrics, the groove of the guitar-slinging bluesman, and the vocals of the soulful crooner. In February ‘07, the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine featured John Mayer as one of "The New Guitar Gods," 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."
Also this summer, a brand new CD/DVD & Blu-Ray package will be available featuring performances recorded last December in Los Angeles. The special concert includes three distinct sets: an acoustic performance, a rare set with John Mayer Trio (John Mayer, Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino), as well as a CONTINUUM set featuring Mayer’s full-band. This will be the first new release since Continuum became available in September 2006.
John Mayer has earned five Grammy Awards and sold over ten million albums. Since his debut in 2001, Mayer has recorded and performed with icons and contemporaries alike - from rock to blues, from hip-hop to jazz to country, he’s played with Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Burnett, Herbie Hancock, Kanye West and Alicia Keys, among others.