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John Mayer announces tour with two SoCal stops

March 22, 2013|By August Brown
  • John Mayer is preparing a tour, including dates in Southern California.
John Mayer is preparing a tour, including dates in Southern California. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/Associated…)

There's no better way for a singer to mend a broken heart than to hit the road, and that's exactly what John Mayer will be doing this summer and fall.

The singer-songwriter hasn't toured in three years, owing in large part to major vocal-cord issues relating to a recurring throat granuloma.

But Mayer seems to be back in the saddle, announcing a headline tour that will bring him to Irvine's Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on July 27 and the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 5.

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The tour is the first in support of his most recent album, "Born and Raised," and his first shows since his January performance at "The Livingston Town Proper: A Concert to Benefit the Fighters of the Pine Creek Fire" in Montana. "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips will be the main support on most dates. 

The tour kicks off July 6 in Milwaukee, but he'll preview the official dates with a stop at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April and May. Tickets for both SoCal dates will go on sale at 10 a.m. March 29. 

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