John Mayer Announces First Tour In 3 Years: Phillip Phillips Nabs Opening Slot

Carl Williott | March 22, 2013 8:50 am

Well, John Mayer and Katy Perry apparently split up because they were too focused on work, and at least the “work” part doesn’t appear to be bunk. Mayer has announced his first tour since undergoing throat surgery three years ago. And he’s not fooling around: he’ll do over 40 shows spread across four months and two continents, and he has enlisted American Idol winner Phillip Phillips as his opener.

The tour starts July 6 in Milwaukee, and hits amphitheaters and arenas in North America before swinging down to South America for a couple dates. Things wrap up on the West Coast, finishing in L.A. on October 5. By the way, these dates won’t be Mayer’s very first live dates since his surgery-induced sabbatical: he played a small concert in Montana in January, and he’ll do a handful of shows in April before embarking on this tour.

Head below to see the full list of dates, and go to Mayer’s website for ticket information.

July 6 Milwaukee, WI (Summerfest, Marcus Amphitheater) July 7 St. Louis, MO (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater) July 9 Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center) July 10 Bonner Springs, KS (Cricket Wireless Amphitheater) July 12 Woodlands, TX (The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion) July 13 Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion) July 16 Morrison, CO (Red Rocks Amphitheatre) July 19 Ridgefield, WA (Sleep Country Amphitheater) July 20 George, WA (The Gorge) July 22 Paso Robles, CA (California Mid State Fair) July 24 Wheatland, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre at Sacramento) July 26 Mountain View, CA (Shoreline Amphitheatre) July 27 Irvine, CA (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine) August 6 Cuyahoga Falls, OH (Blossom Music Center) August 7 Clarkston, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre) August 9 Tinley Park, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre) August 10 Noblesville, IN (Klipsch Music Center) August 11 Springfield, IL (Illinois State Fair) August 13 Darien, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center) August 14 Toronto, ON (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre) August 16 Hartford, CT (Comcast Theatre) August 17 Mansfield, MA (Comcast Center) August 20 Bethel, NY (Bethel Woods Center for the Arts) August 21 Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center) August 23 Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center) August 24 Virginia Beach, VA (Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach) August 25 Burgettstown, PA (First Niagara Pavilion) August 27 Allentown, PA (The Great Allentown Fair) August 28 Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater) August 30 Saratoga Springs, NY (Saratoga Performing Arts Center) August 31 Bristow, VA (Jiffy Lube Live) September 1 Atlantic City, NJ (Borgata Resort Spa and Casino Event Center) September 4 Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte) September 5 Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek) September 7 Tampa, FL (Live Nation Amphitheater at the Florida State Fairgrounds) September 8 West Palm Beach, FL (Cruzan Amphitheatre) September 17 Buenos Aires, Argentina (Luna Park) September 21 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (Rock in Rio) September 27 Atlanta, GA (Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood) October 1 Albuquerque, NM (Isleta Amphitheater) October 2 Phoenix, AZ (Desert Sky Pavilion) October 4 San Diego, CA (Sleep Train Amphitheatre) October 5 Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Bowl)

[via Billboard]