John Mayer announces first post throat surgery tour

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Remember when John Mayer released Born and Raised last year? If you don’t, that’s probably because Mayer was sidelined by vocal problems that led to multiple throat surgeries, months of vocal rest, and the cancelation of most all of his promotional efforts.

He wasn’t completely invisible—he did show up to play guitar with Frank Ocean on SNL last year—but he laid pretty low most of the time.

He’s apparently back in good health; during a Google+ Hangout last night, Mayer revealed a 40-date tour—his first in three years. The trek kicks off April 25 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and will keep him intermittently on the road into October.

In an interview with Billboard, Mayer talked about his extended hiatus and the frustration that set in when he couldn’t speak for weeks on end. “I was forced to type on my iPad to communicate anything,” Mayer told the magazine. “It wasn’t liberating. Is breaking your leg liberating? No. All complexity is gone when you don’t have a choice.”

Check out all of Mayer’s upcoming tour dates below. And while you’re at it, watch the video for “Shadow Days,” one of the more underrated rock singles from 2012. 

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

Will you be checking out John Mayer on his new tour? Let us know in the comments.

Read More on EW.com:
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John Mayer, Christina Aguilera among Rock Hall of Fame performers
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Album Review: John Mayer, Born and Raised

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