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Friday, March 9, 2012

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John Mayer cancels tour due to throat condition

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer has canceled his recently announced U.S. tour and will take an indefinite hiatus from live performing due to the return of the granuloma in his throat. Mayer was treated for the same condition and placed on extensive vocal rest in 2011.

The 18-city tour was to be his first in the United States in two years and would have launched April 9 at IU Auditorium. Refunds for those with tickets to attend Mayer's concert at IU Auditorium will be processed today, March 9, and should post in five days.

"Nothing feels worse than having to break the stage down before the performance, and I mean nothing," Mayer wrote fans via his tumblr blog. "I love this band you were going to hear, I love the guys and girls I work with, and the only thing that stops me from devolving into a puddle of tears is knowing that it's a long life, and the greatest gift in the world is being able to create music no matter what the circumstances."

Mayer's new album "Born and Raised" will be released as planned by Columbia Records on May 22. The album's first single -- "Shadow Days" -- debuted March 5 and is available on iTunes.

For more information about Mayer, contact contact Fran DeFeo with Columbia Records at 212-833-5784 or fran.defeo@sonymusic.com.


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