John Mayer’s ‘Shadow’ Spring

The seven-time Grammy winner lays down an April-May journey with ticket sales of up-close-and-personal seats helping U.S. military vets.

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Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, Bethel, N.Y.

John Mayer’s spring romp will give fans a preview of his upcoming album, Born And Raised. Although the album won’t be released until after the tour, the disc’s first single – “Shadow Days” – just arrived at radio stations. Produced by Mayer and Don Was, the album features guest appearances by David Crosby and Graham Nash on the title track.

Appearing on the album as well as joining Mayer on the tour are keyboardist Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band), bassist Sean Hurley, drummer Aaron Sterling, guitarist/vocalist David Ryan Harris, guitarist Doug Pettibone and Michito Sanchez on percussion.

Mayer will preview Born And Raised during a SXSW performance March 17.

Mayer launches the tour in Bloomington, Ind., at the Indiana University Auditorium April 9. Other stops include East Lansing, Mich., at the Wharton Center For Performing Arts April 10; West Point, N.Y., at Eisenhower Hall Theatre April 19; Tuscaloosa, Ala., at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre April 26; Las Vegas at The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel / Casino May 5 and Phoenix’s Comerica Theatre May 6.

Passionate about helping returning war veterans ever since he visited the Marine Corps’ Cap Lejeune in North Carolina four years ago, Mayer has partnered with Northern California Institute of Research and Education (NCIRE) which aids veterans transitioning back to their civilian lives.

Mayer is giving fans plenty of opportunities to help him help vets. A block of third-row orchestra seats will be sold through Tickets-For-Charity with 100 percent of above-face value proceeds going to NCIRE. Fans can also bid on four front-row tickets along with meet-and-greets with proceeds aiding NCIRE.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Waldorf Astoria, New York City

Ticket sales begin March 2. Visit for more information.