GRAMMY Award-winning artist John Mayer will host an exclusive live webcast from his Battle Studies Summer Tour stop at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY on Wednesday, July 21st beginning at 4:00pm EDT. The behind-the-scenes view will give fans worldwide the opportunity to get a glimpse backstage at one of this summer’s hottest tours, hosted by the artist himself. The glimpses backstage will be followed by a LIVE performance from Mayer’s soundcheck. In partnership with Ustream, the leader in live video, the webcast will be featured at www.ustream.tv/johnmayer, johnmayer.com and facebook.com/johnmayer.
Mayer offered fans a live video stream of the first song from his Raleigh, NC show on July 17; with just an hour’s notice, 67,000 fans were tuned in. The following night in Virginia Beach, VA, Mayer’s management sent out a Tweet about filming part of that night’s show for fans to enjoy, and within just 10 minutes, 9,000 viewers were watching live.
Since kicking off in February, the Battle Studies Summer Tour has repeatedly ranked among the Top Five on Billboard Magazine’s weekly Hot Tour list. This summer, Mayer has earned his tenth Top 5 track with “Half of My Heart,” which is shaping up to become one of his biggest radio hits to date. Rave reviews have followed recent tour dates, with the New York Times stating that “Mr. Mayer is an astonishing blues guitarist, both in his technical gifts and in his ability to make those gifts appear accessible.” RollingStone.com called the show “an impressive display of his sharp guitar playing, appealing sing-alongs and personable wit.”
BATTLE STUDIES SUMMER TOUR DATES:
Jul 21 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (with Train)
Jul 24 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mountain (with Train)
Jul 25 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium (with Train)
Jul 27 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center (with Train)
Jul 28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre (with Train)
Jul 30 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center (with Train)
Jul 31 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live (The Avett Brothers)
Aug 01 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion (with Train)
Aug 03 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center (with Train)
Aug 06 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center (with Train)
Aug 07 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre (with Train)
Aug 08 Saratoga, NY Saratoga PAC (with Train)
Aug 10 Toronto, ONT Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (with Train)
Aug 11 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC (with Train)
Aug 13 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center (The Avett Brothers)
Aug 14 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (The Avett Brothers)
Aug 15 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center (The Avett Brothers)
Aug 18 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion (with Owl City)
Aug 20 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre (with Owl City)
Aug 21 Wheatland , CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre (with Owl City)
Aug 22 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl (with Owl City)
Aug 24 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (with Owl City)
Aug 25 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre (with Owl City)
Aug 31 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheater (with Owl City)
Sep 01 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with Owl City)
Sep 04 Dallas, TX Superpages.comCenter with Owl City)
Sep 05 Woodland s, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (with Owl City)
Sep 06 Orange Beach, AL The Amphitheatre @ the Wharf (with Owl City)
Sep 08 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre @ Lakewood (with Owl City)
Sep 10 Tampa, FL The Ford Amphitheatre (with Owl City)
Sep 11 West Palm Beach, Fl Cruzan Amphitheatre (with Owl City)
The consistency with which John Mayer combines word craft and melody has earned him rarefied status in popular culture as a 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 February 2007’s “The New Guitar Gods” round-up and then in May 2008’s “Living Guitar Legends” issue featuring Mayer with peers and icons alike.
Mayer’s latest album, Battle Studies, was released on November 17, 2009 and debuted at #1.