John Mayer Cancels Tour Due to Throat Illness; Album Still to Come 5/22
Seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer has canceled his previously announced U.S. tour and will take an indefinite hiatus from live performing due to the return of the granuloma in his throat. Mayer was treated for the same condition and placed on extensive vocal rest in 2011. The 18-city tour was to be his first in the United States in two years.
His new album "Born and Raised" is still on track to be released as planned by Columbia Records on May 22, 2012. The album’s first single—“Shadow Days”—debuted March 5 and is available on iTunes.
"Nothing feels worse than having to break the stage down before the performance, and I mean nothing. I love this band you were going to hear, I love the guys and girls I work with, and the only thing that stops me from devolving into a puddle of tears is knowing that it's a long life, and the greatest gift in the world is being able to create music no matter what the circumstances," wrote Mayer in a post on his blog.
Canceled concert appearances include:
March 15: Oklahoma City; Global Events Center at Winstar World Resort
March 16: Oklahoma City; Global Events Center at Winstar World Resort
April 9: Bloomington, IN; the IU Auditorium
April 10: East Lansing, MI; Wharton Center for the Performing Arts
April 12: Grand Rapids, MI; DeVos Performance Hall
April 13: West Lafayette, IN (Purdue University); Elliot Hall of Music
April 14: Detroit, MI; Fox Theatre
April 17: Orono, ME (University of ME); Collins Center for the Arts
April 18: Providence, RI; PPAC Providence Performing Arts Center
April 19: West Point, NY; Eisenhower Hall Theatre
April 21: Buffalo, NY; Shea’s Performing Arts Center
April 22: Wallingford, CT; The Oakdale Theatre
April 24: Richmond, VA; Landmark Theater
April 26: Tuscaloosa, AL; Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
April 29: New Orleans, LA; Jazz & Heritage Fest
April 30: Memphis, TN; The Orpheum Theatre
May 2: Kansas City, MO; Starlight Theatre
May 4: Albuquerque, NM; Sandia