New dates have been added to John Mayer’s 2008 summer tour, sponsored by BlackBerry®. As previously announced, Mayer’s run with special guests Colbie Caillat and Brett Dennen begins July 2 in Milwaukee, WI. Mayer’s tour will now close out the summer with the addition of new dates with guests Paramore and OneRepublic. Tickets for the added dates become available with an exclusive Music Today presale beginning June 2 and will be available to the public on June 7.
Mayer recently blogged that set lists will also include favorite blues tunes and covers of “songs that have moved me” with the goal of “introducing some music to people who might’ve not found it otherwise.” Mayer’s website, www.johnmayer.com will include daily voting for encores and a one-stop online home for fan-shot video footage and photos from Mayer’s shows.
On July 1st a brand new 2CD, DVD & Blu-Ray package hits stores entitled WHERE THE LIGHT IS: JOHN MAYER LIVE IN LOS ANGELES filmed last December at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles and directed by Danny Clinch. The special Columbia Records release includes three distinct sets: an acoustic performance, a rare set with John Mayer Trio (John Mayer, Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino), as well as a CONTINUUM set featuring Mayer’s full-band.
WHERE THE LIGHT IS will be the first new release since Continuum became available in September 2006 and incorporates each of the elements the five-time Grammy-winner is known for - acoustic songwriter, electric guitar slinger, bluesman, and vocalist.
Featuring Mayer’s own hits, as well as versions of blues and rock favorites like Jimi Hendrix’s “Wait Until Tomorrow,” Tom Petty’s “Free Falling,” and Ray Charles’ “I Don’t Need No Doctor,” the DVD and Blu-Ray will be packed with additional content. The Blu-Ray disc will feature a picture-in-picture experience with Steve Jordan & Pino Palladino as well as the BD-Live downloadable "Belief" backstage performance. Other extras for the DVD and Blu-Ray include a Mulholland Drive acoustic performance. (Track list below. Video trailer viewable at www.johnmayer.com/blog).
John Mayer’s CONTINUUM earned Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Album (CONTINUUM) and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ("Waiting on the World to Change") at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, bringing his Grammy Award total to five. A pop/rock album showcasing diverse influences, CONTINUUM features rich lyrics, the groove of the guitar-slinging bluesman and the vocals of the soulful crooner.
USA Today wrote that Mayer's "smartly crafted third album combines singer/songwriter pop and sinewy guitar blues," and The New York Times opined, "Mayer has been writing songs again, good ones, with all the leanness and directness that distinguish his strongest work."
For the second year in a row, Rolling Stone Magazine has featured John Mayer on the cover of their now annual “Guitar” issue – both May 2008’s “Living Guitar Legends” issue and February 2007’s “Guitar Heroes” round-up have paired Mayer with peers and icons alike.
Pairings with a range of artists are a defining trait of the artist whose collaborative streak is well-known. Since his debut in 2001, Mayer has defied genre - from rock to blues, hip-hop to jazz to country, performing and/or recording with artists such as Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Burnett, Herbie Hancock, Dixie Chicks, Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Ahmir ?uestlove, among others. In 2005, Mayer famously toured and recorded with power players Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan as the John Mayer Trio, whose live album TRY! featured searing blues and rock.
Colbie Caillat’s dusky vocals and laid back rhythms have earned her critical acclaim and l.6 million sales since the release of her debut album COCO last July. The story of Caillat’s myspace rise is well known by now; the power of the site and her legion of fans (24 million!) netted her a record deal, huge sales, a Top 5 album debut and a hit single with the ubiquitous “Bubbly” and the follow-up “Realize”.
Brett Dennen channels folk, world, pop, and rock music into a breathtaking mix that falls easily into one category - timeless. Chris Douridas, KCRW host raves "rarely does music come along so unadorned, so pure in spirit, and so eloquently written." Dennen has seen a groundswell of support across the country, often selling out markets the first time he plays. His debut album, "So Much More" was released in September 2006. Rolling Stone Magazine named Brett an "Artist to Watch" and his track "She's Mine" was #1 on USA Today's Playlist. The Los Angeles Times has declared: "Dennen is ecstatic and hopeful.”
OneRepublic’s classically trained pop rock sound culminated in their debut album, Dreaming Out Loud, which spawned their breakout hit “Apologize”. The debut single landed at number 1 on Billboard’s Pop 100 for 8 weeks and peaked at number 2 on the Hot 100 chart. The single also set the record for number of radio spins in one week, becoming the number 1 song in Billboard Top 40 history. OneRepublic has catapulted from My Space phenomenon, to must see live act to breakout rock band; the first on Timbaland’s Mosely Music group. Dreaming Out Loud has sold over 700,000 records since its November 2007 release.
Paramore has toured nearly non-stop since "RIOT!" made its explosive chart entry in June 2007. The album features the breakthrough hit singles, "Misery Business" and "Crushcrushcrush," both Top 5 hits at Modern Rock radio and on MTV, FUSE, MTV2, and MTVu. The Tennessee-based band's album quickly went on to achieve RIAA gold certification, with sales now exceeding 895,000 copies. The band has received coast-to-coast acclaim with a nomination for "Best New Artist" at this year's 50th Annual Grammy Awards. Alternative Press recently hailed Paramore as "Band of the Year" on the cover of their February issue while Spin praised the album for its "arena- rocking potential."
"That's What You Get," the album's latest single, is currently impacting at multi-format radio outlets nationwide while the companion video hit the #1 spot on the iTunes Store's "Alternative Video" chart. For more information, visit www.paramore.net and www.fueledbyramen.com
BlackBerry Presents John Mayer with Colbie Caillat & Brett Dennen ‘08 Summer Tour:
7/2 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater (Summerfest)
7/3 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/5 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
7/6 Rothbury, MI Rothbury Music Festival
7/7 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
7/9 Wantagh, NY Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater
7/10 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/12 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center
7/13 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/15 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/17 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
7/18 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/20 Denver, CO Soccer Fields @ Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
7/21 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
7/23 Paso Robles, CA Mid-State Fair
7/25 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater
7/26 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
7/27 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/29 Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheatre
7/30 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
8/1 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
8/2 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
BlackBerry Presents Additional Dates - John Mayer with Paramore; OneRepublic:
8/19 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Paramore)
8/20 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion (Paramore)
8/22 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (OneRepublic)
8/23 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center (OneRepublic)
8/25 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center (OneRepublic)
8/27 Raleigh, NC Warner Cable Music Pavilion (OneRepublic)
8/29 Atlanta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (OneRepublic)
8/30 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre (OneRepublic)
8/31 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre (OneRepublic)
WHERE THE LIGHT IS: JOHN MAYER LIVE IN LOS ANGELES track listing
2. Stop This Train
3. In Your Atmosphere
5. Free Fallin'
6. Everyday I Have The Blues
7. Wait Until Tomorrow
8. Who Did You Think I Was
9. Come When I Call
10. Good Love Is On The Way
11. Out Of My Mind
13. Bold As Love
14. Waiting On The World To Change
15. Slow Dancing In A Burning Room
16. Why Georgia
17. The Heart Of Life
18. I Don't Need No Doctor
20. I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)
22. I'm Gonna Find Another You
John Mayer – www.johnmayer.com
Colbie Caillat – http://www.colbiecaillatmusic.com
Brett Dennen – www.brettdennen.net
Paramore – http://www.paramore.net/
OneRepublic – http://www.onerepublic.net/
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