March 22, 2013


John Mayer Announces First Tour in 3 Years, Promises "A Lot of Music"

While John Mayer fans (gossip edition) are still mourning his breakup with Katy Perry, John Mayer fans (music edition) have a lot to be thankful for this morning. In a hour-long chat for Google+, the singer announced his full-on return to the game, promising "a lot of music" and unveiling a 48-date tour beginning April 12 and 13 at the Crossroads Music Festival at Madison Square Garden.

Speaking to producer Don Was, the singer shared that he's been visiting a throat doc to recuperate from throat surgery and is ready to sing. "I want to make the commitment now, that there's going to be a lot of music going around," Mayer said.

The singer didn't give any specifics on when his new album would be released, but shared his inspiration for his new sound, which he dubbed "acid country." "Lately I am inspired by writing music for the stage," he said (via Billboard). "That can go 15 minutes if you want it to, or five minutes."

In January, Mayer performed for the first time in two years, telling the crowd to "lower [their] expectations." Now it looks like the unwilling tabloid star and underrated blues guitarist is ready for his close-up.

Check out his site for full tour dates.