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Listen to John Mayer's 'Paradise Valley' Now

Guitarist is streaming his new album on iTunes

John Mayer performs in Tinley Park, Illinois.
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August 13, 2013 8:05 AM ET

John Mayer is streaming his new album Paradise Valley on iTunes for a week in advance of the August 20th release date. The album, Mayer's sixth studio LP and the follow-up to last year's Born and Raised, features a duet with girlfriend Katy Perry on "Who You Love." Frank Ocean also contributes to Paradise Valley, which Mayer co-produced with Don was.

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The Grammy-winning musician is in the midst of an extensive tour – his first in three years, since he had a granuloma removed from his vocal cords – and will perform a "Live on Letterman" web concert on August 19th as part of an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman. Fans can win tickets to the web concert through Mayer's mobile app.

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