John Mayer Trio To Reunite On ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ & Record New Album

Fans of goofy-ass guitar faces rejoice! John Mayer announced on Twitter early this morning (February 13) that he’s getting the John Mayer Trio back together, for a performance on the premiere week of Late Night with Seth Meyers followed by a new album. (Oh, and did you realize Mayer returned to Twitter after years away? Well, he did, and the world is better for it.)

The Trio — comprising Mayer, bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan — released its only album, the live Try!, back in 2005. It’s arguably Mayer’s strongest offering, so it’ll be interesting to see if they can bring that same chemistry into the studio. And the guys will have a little help — Mayer says “some legendary guests” will appear on the LP.

The band will appear on the February 27 episode. Check out Mayer’s tweets below.

 

 

The Trio’s most recent TV appearance was a blistering version of “California Dreamin” on The Tonight Show in 2009.

On a related note, Kanye West has been announced as a first-week guest (but not performer) for the new edition of Late Night; he’ll be on the February 25 show.

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  • D’Angelo

    People seem to forget that Continuum and Battle Studies were essentially Trio records. Both Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino played a ton on those and Jordan co-produced as well, so I think their studio chemistry will be just fine.