JOHN MAYER’S BATTLE STUDIES TAKES #1 WITHOUT A FIGHT

SECOND MADISON SQUARE GARDEN SHOW ADDED TO BATTLE STUDIES WORLD TOUR; KICKING OFF FEB 4th

UPCOMING ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, JAY LENO SHOW, LARRY KING LIVE & JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE APPEARANCES PLANNED

(New York, NY – November 25, 2009) – One day after John Mayer’s latest album, Battle Studies was released last week, the buzz began that the seven-time Grammy winning artist had another bullet-proof hit on his hands that left the competition in the dust. Today, the Billboard Top 200 Chart confirms that Battle Studies, Mayer’s fourth studio album, has reached the highest chart position in the U.S. after a release week that catered to fans and focused on performance. Via a multitude of broadcast partners, Mayer’s performances were seen live on Fuse, heard around the world by the troops via American Forces Network, watched throughout a morning on The Today Show and streamed live from the Letterman studios, courtesy of CBS. Meanwhile, around the world, Battle Studies has earned Mayer his highest Australian debut at #3, while he leads at #1 in Holland.

As fans know, there is no substitute to seeing John Mayer perform live and the release of Battle Studies kicks off a North American tour on February 8th in Charleston, SC and featuring special guest, Michael Franti & Spearhead (dates below). Demand has been high since tickets became available to the public on November 21 and has led to the addition of a second night at the famed MadisonSquareGarden on February 26. In the meantime, Mayer will make upcoming television apperances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Jay Leno Show, Larry King Live and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Battle Studies incorporates the warmth, melodies and simplicity of 70’s and 80’s California rock and pop. Battle Studies is a confessional, relaxed and liberated album recorded in a private home in California where Mayer lived and worked over the course of six months before wrapping at the famed Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. The album was co-produced by John Mayer and Steve Jordan and released on Nov 17th, 2009 on Columbia Records.

ABOUT JOHN MAYER – The consistency with which John Mayer combines word craft and melody has earned him rarefied status in popular culture as a genuine and respected songwriter and musician. Since his acclaimed debut in 2001 with Room For Squares, each release has earned John Mayer additional accolades. Through 2003’s Heavier Things, his work with John Mayer Trio in 2005, CONTINUUM’s 2006 release and now, Battle Studies, John Mayer has established himself as a musician and collaborator who exceeds genre boundaries. The guitarist, vocalist and songwriter has earned seven Grammy Awards and sold nearly 12.5 million albums worldwide.

In May 2007, Time Magazine placed John Mayer on their Time 100 list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers. For two consecutive years, Rolling Stone Magazine featured John Mayer on the cover of their annual “Guitar” issue – first with the May 2008 “Living Guitar Legends” issue and then as part of February 2007’s “Guitar Heroes” round-ups featuring Mayer with peers and icons alike.

Pairings with a range of artists are a defining trait of the musician whose collaborative streak is well-known. From rock to blues, hip-hop to jazz to country, Mayer has performed and/or recorded with Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Burnett, Herbie Hancock, Dixie Chicks, Jay Z, Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift. In 2005, Mayer famously toured and recorded with power players Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan as John Mayer Trio, whose live album TRY! featured searing blues and rock. As on Continuum, John Mayer again took the helm as the co-producer of Battle Studies, his fourth studio album, which will be released November, 17, 2009.

MAYER’S BATTLE STUDIES TOUR W/MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD:

February
4 Thu Sunrise, FL BankAtlanticCenter

5 Fri Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum

6 Sat Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena

8 Mon Charleston, SCNorth Charleston Coliseum
9 Tue Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
10 Wed Nashville, TNSommetCenter
12 Fri Auburn Hills (Detroit), MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
13 Sat Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
16 Tue Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
17 Wed Montreal, QC Bell Centre
19 Fri Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
20 Sat Washington, DC Verizon Center
21 Sun Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
24 Wed Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
25 Thu New York, NYMadisonSquareGarden
26 Fri New York, NYMadisonSquareGarden
28 Sun Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

March
1 Mon Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center
2 Tue St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
4 Thu Omaha, NE Qwest Center
5 Fri Oklahoma City, OKFordCenter
6 Sat Houston, TXToyotaCenter
8 Mon Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
9 Tue Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
10 Wed New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
12 Fri Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
13 Sat Louisville, KY Freedom Hall
15 Mon Greensboro, NCGreensboro Coliseum Complex
16 Tue Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
17 Wed Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
19 Fri Memphis, TN Fed Ex Forum
20 Sat St Louis, MOScottradeCenter
22 Mon Kansas City, MOSprintCenter
23 Tue Denver, CO PepsiCenter
25 Thu Los Angeles, CAStaplesCenter
26 Fri San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
30 Tue Portland, OR Rose Garden
31 Wed Seattle, WA KeyArena

April
1 Thu Vancouver, BC General Motors Place
3 Sat Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
4 Sun Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
6 Tue Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
7 Wed Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
8 Thu Fargo, ND FargoDome
10 Sat Chicago, IL United Center

About Brian Currin
Playlist Creator | Web Marketer The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He can sometimes be found behind-the-counter at Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film. He can be heard on the streaming radio stations All Jazz Radio http://alljazzradio.co.za and Shelter Radio https://shelter-radio.gr/ He is also very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including www.rock.co.za which he founded in 1999.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: