John Mayer Spends Holidays Turning Arenas into ‘Paradise Valley’
Singer-songwriter John Mayer has just announced a string of additional tour dates in support of his latest album Paradise Valley, and you’d best believe me when I say that they’re big, shiny, arena-sized ones.
It’s more of the same tour that’s he on right now, really, but he sold out in Los Angeles, Denver, Houston, and Dallas, among other places, so I’m thinking he doesn’t want his fans to be missing out. This is also his first tour in three years, as well, so all in all, it’s a big deal.
The new dates kick off on November 19th 2013, at Moline, Illinois’ iWireless Center and sees Mayer make stops in Minneapolis, Memphis, Wichita, Nashville, Austin, Baltimore, among others, before winding up at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, where the whole thing ends on December 12th of this year.
With this tour, Mayer’s looking to raise awareness, as well as shiny money, for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and its effects on America’s military veterans. One dollar from each tour ticket sold will go straight to the Northern California Institute for Research and Education. Mayer partnered with NCIRE two years ago to create programs aiming to help veterans return to healthy and productive lives. So, you needn’t feel bad about purchasing an impulsive ticket, because you’re doing a good thing for the world and the people in it.
Paradise Valley is Mayer’s sixth studio album and was only released last month, but enjoyed both critical and commercial success, debuting at number 2 on the Billboard top 200. The cover of the album seems to feature Mayer wearing at least eight separate, but equally exciting, garments in a large open field with a dog. Unless this is a cultural reference I’m just not getting, yes, it is very very strange indeed.