Posted in Press Releases on 16 July 2013
Paradise Valley, the latest album from Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer, will be released on August 20, and is available now to pre-order on iTunes. Mayer produced Paradise Valley with longtime collaborator Don Was, who also co-produced Mayer's #1 charting Gold-certified 2012 release Born and Raised, and has worked on albums for acts such as the Rolling Stones, B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt.
"Paper Doll," the first single from Paradise Valley, is available now on iTunes, and the lyric video already has more than 3 million views. People gave the "bittersweet beauty" 3 1/2 stars and Billboard called it "a perfectly crafted pop song," remarking that "Mayer's voice has triumphantly returned." Mayer performed "Paper Doll," as well as previous hits "Waiting On The World To Change" and "Queen of California," on the Today Show on July 5.
Mayer kicked off his first tour in three years in Milwaukee on July 6. Rolling Stone reviewed the tour opener, saying that "Saturday's show may be remembered for its heavy dose of new material and Mayer's vocal rejuvenation. But in the moment it felt most special because [Mayer] looked thrilled to be back." The 40-stop U.S tour continues through early October, with support act Phillip Phillips ("Home," "Gone, Gone, Gone") for most U.S. shows. Mayer was also just announced on the lineup for the Global Poverty Project benefit concert in Central Park on September 28.
For the European leg of the tour, singer/songwriter Gabrielle Aplin will be the support act for Mayer in each of the eight sold-out arena shows in Denmark, Holland, Norway and the United Kingdom. Aplin's debut album English Rain shot to the top of the UK album chart when it was released in May 2013, and spawned the hit single "Panic Cord." Her follow-up single "Home" is due to be released this month.
Mayer also hits South America for the first time in mid-September. Originally scheduled shows in Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro sold out quickly. Another Buenos Aires show-September 16 at Luna Park-has just been added.
Mayer is using the U.S. portion of the tour to heighten awareness of and raise funds for our military veterans suffering from the effects of post traumatic stress. One dollar from each tour ticket sold will fund PTS-related programs created by Mayer and the Northern California Institute for Research and Education.
Collectively, Mayer's previous albums-Room for Squares, Heavier Things, Continuum, live album Where the Light Is, Battle Studies andBorn and Raised-have sold 20 million copies worldwide. During his career, Mayer has garnered seven Grammy Awards and eleven nominations. Additionally, he has been included in Time Magazine's annual Time 100 list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers, and twice been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine's annual Guitar issue. Last year, he was honored in Washington, D.C. by the Recording Academy for his philanthropic work on behalf of both U.S. military veterans and young people interested in music.
Paradise Valley Track Listing:
2. Dear Marie
3. Waiting on the Day
4. Paper Doll
5. Call Me the Breeze
6. Who You Love
7. I Will Be Found (Lost at Sea)
9. You're No One 'til Someone Lets You Down
10. Badge and Gun
11. On the Way Home
John Mayer Born and Raised World Tour 2013
7/16 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/17 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/19 Ridgefield, WA Sleep Country Amphitheater
7/20 George, WA The Gorge
7/22 Paso Robles, CA California Mid State Fair
7/24 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/26 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/27 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/6 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
8/7 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/9 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/10 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
8/11 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fair
8/13 Darien, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/14 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/16 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
8/17 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
8/18 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook
8/20 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
8/21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/23 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/24 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/25 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
8/27 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair
8/28 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/30 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/31 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
9/1 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Resort Spa and Casino Event Center
9/4 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte
9/5 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
9/7 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheater
9/8 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
9/16 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park
9/17 Buenos Aires, Argentina Luna Park
9/19 Sao Paulo, Brazil Anhembi Arena
9/21 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Rock in Rio
9/27 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
9/28 New York, NY Global Poverty Project Benefit Concert
10/1 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
10/2 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
10/4 San Diego, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
10/5 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl
10/15 Herning, Denmark Jayske Bank Boxen
10/16 Frederiksberg, Denmark Forum Copenhagen
10/17 Oslo, Norway Oslo Spektrum
10/20 London, UK O2 Arena
10/22 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome
10/23 Amsterdam, Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
10/24 Amsterdam, Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
10/26 London, UK Wembley Arena
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