John Mayer at DeVos Performance Hall *CANCELED*

Concert canceled because of injured vocal chords:

 

Full statement from John Mayer posted earlier today on tumblr:

"During rehearsal on Tuesday, it came to mind that I should see my

throat doctor because something didn't feel/sound right. I went in for a
visit on Wednesday and a scope of my vocal cords revealed that the
granuloma has grown back where it had mostly healed. This is bad news.
Because of this, I have no choice but to take an indefinite break from
live performing. Though there will be a day when all of this will be
behind me, it will sideline me for a longer period of time than I care
to have you count down.

I want to explain this a bit more in depth than I have in the past,
because I know there's some confusion as to what this condition is; a
granuloma forms and continues to snowball because it's in a spot where
the vocal cords hit together and there's no way to really give it a
chance to heal without a good stretch of time and some pretty intensive
treatment. In short, it's one giant pain in the ass.

Okay, so here's the plan... Born and Raised will be released as
scheduled, but because I don't make a very good
anything-other-than-a-musician, I'm going to begin writing the next
album very soon. 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. Somewhere in all of this is another surgery and
a very long chemically-imposed period of silence, so I hope you'll
understand that I have to really pick that date carefully.

I'm pretty emotionally burnt out at the moment, but please know how
hard I tried to resolve this and how disappointed I am that I can't
perform this record yet. I'm completely bummed, especially for all of
you who started making plans to see a show. 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. So these are the new circumstances, and I'll find a way
to make it mean something. That's all you can ever do.

-John"

 

Press release:

 

 

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

 

 

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Seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer launches his first U.S. tour in two years on April 9, stopping in Grand Rapids just three days later on April 12 at 7:30pm.  Mayer will take the DeVos Performance Hall stage as the tour leads into his upcoming fifth album Born and Raised, which will be released soon thereafter.

Mayer produced Born and Raised with Don Was, who worked on albums for acts such as the Rolling Stones, B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt.  Rock legends David Crosby and Graham Nash provide vocals on the title song and musicians joining Mayer on the album and on the road include highly-regarded keyboardist/pianist Chuck Leavell-who has worked with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and The Allman Brothers Band-as well as previous collaborators Sean Hurley on bass and Aaron Sterling on drums.  Rounding out the touring band are David Ryan Harris on guitar and vocals, Doug Pettibone on guitar and Michito Sanchez on percussion.

Mayer became passionate about supporting U.S. war veterans following a visit to the Marine Corps' Camp Lejeune in North Carolina four years ago.  He has since spent time with active military and veterans while touring, and partnered with the Northern California Institute of Research and Education (NCIRE) to provide veterans with a healthy reintegration into civilian life which will help heal the battle scars caused by the trauma they experienced.

Concertgoers can join Mayer in his support of veterans in two ways.  A block of third-row orchestra seats will be made available for sale at a premium price exclusively through Tickets-For-Charity, with proceeds going to Mayer/NCIRE programs.  At Tickets-For-Charity, fans pay the same or better price found elsewhere for high-demand seats, with 100% of above-face benefit redirected to charity.  For more information, go to www.ticketsforcharity.com/johnmayer.  And at http://celebrity.ebay.com/john-mayer, Mayer fans can bid on four front-row tickets, plus a chance to meet him, with proceeds also going to Mayer/NCIRE programs for veterans.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 2 at 10am and are priced at $51, $76 and $86. Tickets will be available at the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box offices, ticektmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets including select D&W, Family Fare and Walmart locations or charge: 800-745-3000.

Event Times:

 

Thu, Apr 12, 2012
7:30 PM
Thursday, April 12, 2012
 Starts at 07:30 PM

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Location:  
 
DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone:
 616.742.6500 
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