News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 29, 2012

Mayer launches new U.S. tour at IU

Special to the Tribune-Star

BLOOMINGTON — Seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer launches his first U.S. tour in two years on April 9 at IU Auditorium in Bloomington, stopping in 18 cities through May 6. The tour leads into Mayer’s upcoming fifth album “Born and Raised,” which will be released soon thereafter.

Mayer produced “Born and Raised” with Don Was, who worked on albums for acts such as the Rolling Stones, B.B. King and Bonnie Raitt.

Rock legends David Crosby and Graham Nash provide vocals on the title song, and musicians joining Mayer on the album and on the road include highly regarded keyboardist/pianist Chuck Leavell — who has worked with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and The Allman Brothers Band — as well as previous collaborators Sean Hurley on bass and Aaron Sterling on drums.

Rounding out the touring band are David Ryan Harris on guitar and vocals, Doug Pettibone on guitar and Michito Sanchez on percussion.

If you go

• What: John Mayer in concert

• When: 7:30 p.m. April 9

• Where: IU Auditorium, 1211 E. Seventh St.

• Tickets: $45 to $85 for IU Bloomington students with a valid ID and $50 to $90 for general public. Tickets may be purchased online at, in person at the IU Auditorium Box Office, through and all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. The IU Auditorium Box Office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Note: This is a “paperless show,” meaning hard tickets will not be issued. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX) are the only form of payment accepted, and the card that is used to purchase the ticket(s) will serve as entry into the show.