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Tour Alert: John Mayer Returns to the Road

Plus: New Dates for Slash, Girls and Cymbals Eat Guitars

John Mayer returns to the road.
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February 27, 2012 3:45 PM ET

John Mayer
In April, John Mayer will kick off his first U.S. tour in about two years. The tour is in celebration of his forthcoming album, Born and Raised. The first single, "Shadow Days," is to be released to radio today.

3/15 Thackerville, OK - Global Events Center
3/16 Thackerville, OK - Global Events Center
3/17 Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ
4/9 Bloomington, IN - Indiana University Auditorium
4/10 East Lansing, MI - Wharton Center for the Performing Arts
4/12 Grand Rapids, MI - DeVos Performance Hall
4/13 West Lafayette, IN - Elliot Hall of Music
4/14 Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre
4/17 Orono, ME - Collins Center for the Arts
4/18 Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center
4/19 West Point, NY - Eisenhower Hall Theatre
4/21 Buffalo, NY - Shea's Performing Arts Center
4/22 Wallingford, CT - Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
4/24 Richmond, VA - Landmark Theater
4/26 Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
4/29 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
4/30 Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theatre
5/2 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre
5/4 Albuquerque, NM - Sandia Casino Amphitheater
5/5 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
5/6 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre

Slash
In anticipation of his forthcoming album, Apocalyptic Love (due May 22nd), former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has announced a string of headlining U.S. tour dates. "You're A Lie," the first single from his new album, was released on the radio today. Slash will kick off his tour in May in Baltimore, MD.

5/3 Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
5/5 Rockingham, NC - Carolina Rebellion, Rockingham Speedway
5/7 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
5/10 Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
5/13 Boone, IA - Lazerfest, Central Iowa Expo
5/14 Minneapolis, MN - The Brick
5/16 Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
5/17 Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
5/19 Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range, Columbus Crew Stadium
5/20 Camden, NJ - MMRBQ, Susquehanna Bank Center
5/26 Albuquerque, NM - Route 66 Casino

Girls
Following the far-reaching success of their 2011 album Father, Son, Holy Ghost, Girls have announced several spring tour dates. The tour will kick off on the West Coast and conclude with two performances at Coachella.

3/1 Santa Cruz, CA - Coconut Grove
3/2 San Diego, CA - Birch North Park Theatre
3/3 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
3/5 Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
3/7 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
3/8 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
3/9 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
3/12 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
3/13 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Upstairs
3/16 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
3/17 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
3/18 Reno, NV - Cargo at CommRow
4/13 Indio, CA - Coachella Music & Arts Festival
4/20 Indio, CA - Coachella Music & Arts Festival

Cymbals Eat Guitars
Cymbals Eat Guitars are back on the road to promote their 2011 sophomore album, Lenses Alien. The tour begins in March in Iowa City, IA, and the band will be accompanied by Cursive in every city.

3/22 Iowa City, IA - The Mill
3/23 Minneapolis, MN - The 400 Bar
3/24 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
3/25 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
3/26 Champaign, IL - High Dive
3/27 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
3/28 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
3/29 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
3/30 Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
4/02 Cambridge, MA - Middle East (Downstairs)
4/03 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
4/04 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
4/05 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
4/06 Washington, DC - Black Cat
4/07 Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade
4/08 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
4/09 St. Augustine, FL - Cafe Eleven
4/10 Orlando, FL - The Social
4/11 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
4/13 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Upstairs
4/14 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
4/15 Dallas, TX - Trees
4/17 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe
4/18 Lexington, KY - Cosmic Charlies
4/20 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway Nightclub
4/21 Columbia, MO - Mojo's

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