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John Mayer comes to The Gorge on July 20

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on March 27, 2013 at 1:48 pm |
March 27, 2013 1:48 pm

Picture 1John Mayer is breaking his three-year touring hiatus with a stop at the Gorge Amphitheatre on July 20. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m on Saturday.

The tour is in support of Born and Raised, his latest studio album. “American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips will open for Mayer. Tickets will be on sale at LiveNation.com.

More from the announcement:

Released in June 2012, Born and Raised, the fifth Columbia Records album from seven-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist John Mayer, debuted at Number One in six countries–Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands and the United States–while hitting Number One on iTunes in thirty territories worldwide.

Mayer’s previous albums–Room for Squares (2001), Heavier Things (2003), Continuum (2006) and Battle Studies (2009)–have sold more than 17 million copies combined worldwide. John has won seven Grammy Awards and received an additional 11 nominations. He has been included in Time Magazine’s annual Time 100 list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers, and twice featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine’s annual “Guitar” issue.

A musician who confounds genre boundaries, John Mayer has performed and/or recorded with an extraordinary range of artists from the worlds of rock, blues, hip-hop, jazz, and country including Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Burnett, Herbie Hancock, Dixie Chicks, Jay Z and Alicia Keys.

www.johnmayer.com

About Phillip Phillips

The same day that Phillip Phillips claimed his victory in American Idol’s season 11 finale, the 22-year-old singer/guitarist released “Home,” a debut single that showcases his rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills. The Leesburg, Georgia-bred songwriter released his debut album The World From The Side Of The Moon (19 Entertainment/Interscope Records) November 2012 where it debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #1 on the Billboard Rock Album chart. The album has since gone gold, and is quickly approaching platinum, as it jumps fifteen spots to #18 on the Billboard Top 200 this week. Phillips’ hit single “Home” has seen sales of over 4.2 million making it the most successful single of any American Idol winner. Phillips recently finished up a tour with Matchbox Twenty and is currently out on the road headlining a college tour in support of his new single “Gone, Gone, Gone.”

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