John Mayer is ‘Born & Raised’

Sidelined by a vocal ailment, John Mayer returns to the road after a nearly three-year absence from touring.  With more than 40 dates planned for North America alone, his “Born & Raised” adventure launches in Milwaukee and keeps on going.

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Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine, Calif.

Mayer’s 2012 tour would have been his first in two years but the return of an ailment called “throat granuloma” forced him to exchange his road plans for an indefinite hiatus. After guesting on The Rolling Stones’ Newark show in December, Mayer played his first concert set earlier this year when he appeared at a benefit for forest firefighters held in Bozeman, Montana, in January.

Now it’s time for Mayer to tour in support of his 2012 album, Born & Raised.

Mayer’s upcoming performance schedule actually begins in April with two nights at Eric Clapton’s “Crossroads Guitar Festival” in New York City April 12-13.  The singer/songwriter/guitarist is also scheduled to perform in Los Angeles at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live April 18, Alabama’s Tuscaloosa Amphitheater April 25 and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 26.

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Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.

Beginning with Summerfest, Mayer’s “Born & Raised” tour is targeting amphitheatres in the U.S. and Canada.  Following a brief jaunt to South America for a couple of gigs at Rock In Rio along with two nights in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mayer returns for shows in Atlanta, Albuquerque and Phoenix.  Here’s the schedule:

July 6 – Milwaukee, Wis., Marcus Amphitheater (Summerfest)
July 7 – Maryland Heights, Mo., Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis
July 9 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center
July 10 – Bonner Springs, Kan., Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
July 12 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
July 13 – Dallas, Texas, Gexa Energy Pavilion
July 16 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 19 – Ridgefield, Wash., Sleep Country Amphitheater
July 20 – Quincy, Wash., Gorge Amphitheatre
July 22 – Paso Robles, Calif., Grandstand @ California Mid State Fair
July 24 – Wheatland, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 26 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 27 – Irvine, Calif., Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Aug. 6 – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Blossom Music Center
Aug. 8 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 9 – Tinley Park, Ill., First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 – Noblesville, Ind., Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 11 – Springfield, Ill., Illinois State Fair Grandstand (Illinois State Fair)
Aug. 13 – Darien Center, N.Y., Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Aug. 14 – Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 16 – Hartford, Conn., Comcast Theatre
Aug. 17 – Mansfield, Mass., Comcast Center
Aug. 20 – Bethel, N.Y., Bethel Woods Center For The Arts
Aug. 21 – Holmdel, N.J., PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 23 – Camden, N.J., Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 24 – Virginia Beach, Va., Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach
Aug. 25 – Burgettstown, Pa., First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 27 – Allentown, Pa., Allentown Fairgrounds (The Great Allentown Fair)
Aug. 28 – Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 30 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 31 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 1 – Atlantic City, N.J.,  Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Ctr.
Sept. 4 – Charlotte, N.C., Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sept. 5 – Raleigh, N.C., Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
Sept. 7 – Tampa, Fla., Live Nation Amphitheatre
Sept. 8 – West Palm Beach, Fla., Cruzan Amphitheatre
Sept. 15 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Rock City (Rock In Rio)
Sept. 16 – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Luna Park
Sept. 17 – Buenos Aires, Argentina, Luna Park
Sept. 21 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Rock City (Rock In Rio)
Sept. 27 – Atlanta, Ga., Aaron’s Amphitheatre At Lakewood
Oct. 1 – Albuquerque, N.M., Hard Rock Casino & Hotel
Oct. 2 – Phoenix, Ariz., Desert Sky Pavilion
Oct. 4 – Chula Vista, Calif., Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Oct. 5 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl

“America Idol” winner Phillip Phillips opens on all dates except Tuscaloosa, New Orleans, Kansas City and Atlantic City.

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Tiger Jam, Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nev.

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