John Mayer was set to launch a major tour in support of his new album “Born and Raised,” but while the album will still be released on schedule, Mayer’s tor plans have been sidelined– the musician had apparently beaten his battle with a throat granuloma but the health issue has recently resurfaced, forcing John to stay off the road as he prepares for another surgery and treatment. But it’s not all bad news for fans today, as John describes his remarkably positive plans to deal with the unexpected turn of events…
Since the resurfaced granuloma will keep John away from performing live until his next surgery and treatment are complete (which he does not yet have a solid timeline for), he’s decided to start work on the followup album to Born and Raised in the newly-imposed downtime!
As John said on his Tumblr, “I feel really vibrant as a writer at the moment and there’s no reason not to begin the next album project in the time I would have been touring.”
It’s inspiring to see John bounce back with such a positive plan of action in light of this really crappy news. It speaks worlds of him as an artist and a person that rather than let this continuing medical condition bring him down, he’s turning his attention to doing something positive and creative instead.
Sadly this does mean that John’s tour– including his April 22nd stop at the Oakdale in Wallingford– has been cancelled. Refunds will be issued for all advanced tickets holders, and John’s record label has release the following statement:
JOHN MAYER TO TAKE INDEFINITE HIATUS
FROM LIVE PERFORMING
Recently Announced Tour Canceled
New Album Born and Raised Will Still be Released May 22, 2012
New York City, March 9, 2012- Seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer has canceled his recently announced U.S. tour and will take an indefinite hiatus from live performing due to the return of the granuloma in his throat. Mayer was treated for the same condition and placed on extensive vocal rest in 2011. The 18-city tour was to be his first in the United States in two years. Ticket purchasers should refer to their point of purchase for refund details.
His new album Born and Raised will be released as planned by Columbia Records on May 22, 2012. The album’s first single—“Shadow Days”—debuted March 5 and is available on iTunes.
“Nothing feels worse than having to break the stage down before the performance, and I mean
nothing. I love this band you were going to hear, I love the guys and girls I work with, and the only thing that stops me from devolving into a puddle of tears is knowing that it’s a long life, and the greatest gift in the world is being able to create music no matter what the circumstances,”
wrote Mayer to fans via his tumblr blog earlier today.
Canceled concert appearances include:
Thursday, March 15: Oklahoma City; WinStar World Casino
Friday, March 16: Oklahoma City; WinStar World Casino
Monday, April 9: Bloomington, IN; the IU Auditorium
Tuesday, April 10: East Lansing, MI; the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts
Thursday, April 12: Grand Rapids, MI; DeVos Performance Hall
Friday, April 13: West Lafayette, IN (Purdue University); Elliot Hall of Music
Saturday, April 14: Detroit, MI; Fox Theatre
Tuesday, April 17: Orono, ME (University of ME); Collins Center for the Arts
Wednesday, April 18: Providence, RI; PPAC Providence Performing Arts Center
Thursday, April 19: West Point, NY; Eisenhower Hall Theatre
Saturday, April 21: Buffalo, NY; Shea’s Performing Arts Center
Sunday, April 22: Wallingford, CT; The Oakdale Theatre
Tuesday, April 24: Richmond, VA; Landmark Theater
Thursday, April 26: Tuscaloosa, AL; Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Sunday, April 29: New Orleans, LA; Jazz & Heritage Fest
Monday, April 30: Memphis, TN; The Orpheum Theatre
Wednesday, May 2: Kansas City, MO; Starlight Theatre
Friday, May 4: Albuquerque, NM; Sandia
Saturday, May 5: Las Vegas, NV; The Joint
Sunday, May 6: Phoenix, AZ; Comerica Theatre
Mayer was also set to headline Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, March 17 as part of the South by Southwest music conference.. That concert has been canceled as well.
Read John’s entire statement HERE. All of us here at 965 TIC wish him a speedy recovery, and all our best wishes.