John Mayer Sets First Tour in Three Years

Dates mark singer's return to the road following throat surgery

John Mayer performs in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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March 22, 2013 10:05 AM ET

John Mayer will return to the road with a sprawling, summer-long tour that will see him criss-cross North America and take him into South America, Billboard reports. The singer-songwriter has been absent from the stage after undergoing two rounds of surgery to repair a granuloma in his throat. At one point he was told he might never sing again.

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Mayer recently made his official turn to the stage with a short set at a benefit concert in Montana, and before embarking on his trek he'll play his first full concerts in years with a pair of warm-up dates at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Alabama (which has already sold out) on April 25th, then a set at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest the following day.

Things really get going July 6th with a show at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mayer is set to criss-cross the States throughout summer and into the early fall, his last booked show a gig at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl on October 5th.

"For me to get back onstage and play again, it's just like, 'Oh right, this is what I'm able to do. This is what I've been able to do while I was watching a whole bunch of Westerns every night and making rice bowls with chicken,'" Mayer told Rolling Stone in a recent interview about his return. "It's been very fun to uncover it and rediscover it again."

Tickets will be available through Mayer's website, and you can check out his full list of dates below.

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

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