John Mayer Summer Tour with Special Guests Colbie Caillat & Brett Dennen
The John Mayer 2008 summer tour, sponsored by BlackBerry® and featuring special guests Colbie Caillat and Brett Dennen was officially announced today. Tickets become available to members of Mayer's "Local 83" fan club on April 10 and available to the public beginning April 19. The summer tour will make stops at amphitheatres throughout the U.S. beginning July 2 in Milwaukee, WI and continuing through August 2 in Houston, TX (see full itinerary below). Both Caillat and Dennen, break out artists in their own rights, were among the performers aboard the Mayercraft Carrier in February '08.
Also this summer, a brand new CD/DVD & Blu-Ray package will be available featuring the performances recorded last December at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The special concert 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. This will be the first new release since Continuum became available in September 2006 and incorporates each of the elements that the five-time Grammy-winner is known for - acoustic songwriter, electric guitar slinger, bluesman, and vocalist.
Colbie Caillat's dusty 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." She is currently headlining a 20-city college tour, and has frequently cited John Mayer as one of her biggest influences.
Brett Dennen channels folk, world, pop, and rock music into a breathtaking mix that falls easily into one category - timeless. Chris Douridas, host of KCRW's "New Ground," 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 2007. 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."
John Mayer with Colbie Caillat & Brett Dennen '08 Summer Tour:
07/02/08 Wed Marcus Amphitheater Milwaukee, WI
07/03/08 Thu Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Maryland Heights, MO
07/05/08 Sat Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville, IN
07/06/08 Sun Rothbury Music Festival Rothbury, MI
07/07/08 Mon Molson Amphitheatre Toronto, ON
07/09/08 Wed Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh, NY
07/10/08 Thu Susquehanna Bank Center (Formerly Tweeter Center) Camden, NJ
07/12/08 Sat Tweeter Center (Great Woods) Mansfield, MA
07/13/08 Sun Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
07/15/08 Tue PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
07/17/08 Thu Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH
07/18/08 Fri First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (Tinley Park) Tinley Park, IL
07/20/08 Sun Mile High Music Festival Commerce City, CO
07/21/08 Mon USANA (West Valley) Amphitheatre West Valley, UT
07/23/08 Wed Mid-State Fair Paso Robles, CA
07/25/08 Fri Sleep Train Amphitheatre Marysville, CA
07/26/08 Sat Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View Mountain View, CA
07/27/08 Sun Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Irvine Meadows) Irvine, CA
07/29/08 Tue Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre (formerly Coors Amphitheatre) Chula Vista, CA
07/30/08 Wed The Cricket Pavilion Phoenix, AZ
08/01/08 Fri Superpages.com Center Dallas, TX
08/02/08 Sat Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX