NEW YORK, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy Award-winning artist John Mayer will perform at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Thursday, April 25. Tickets go on sale, Friday, March 8 at 10am, online at www.ticketmaster.com, all TicketMaster outlets, the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater box office or charge by phone (800-745-3000). Special ticket packages will be available through Tickets-for-Charity.com to benefit NCIRE's work supporting returning Veterans. For more information, go to www.ticketsforcharity.com.
Mayer will follow his Tuscaloosa performance with a highly-anticipated appearance at the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans. A true heritage festival, "Jazz Fest" stands alone in presenting the highest caliber artists in such varied genres as gospel, blues, traditional and contemporary jazz, rock, R&B, Cajun, country, zydeco and much more. This year's Jazz Fest has performances scheduled for April 26 - 28 and May 2 - 5.
John's appearances in Tuscaloosa and Jazz Fest will be his first full-length concerts in three years and first public performances since his set, on January 16 of this year, at "The Livingston Town Proper: A Concert to Benefit the Fighters of the Pine Creek Fire." A special musical event organized and hosted by Mayer, the benefit occasioned his first in-concert performance as a singer since April 1, 2011. (In March 2012, the return of a throat granuloma had forced him to cancel his first tour in two years and take an indefinite hiatus.)
About John Mayer
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 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.
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SOURCE Columbia Records