Make us your home page
Instagram

John Mayer's first tour in 3 years coming to Tampa

Now that John Mayer has come back, he's finally coming back.

The talkative singer-songwriter, who has been largely sidelined since 2011 while recovering from a series of throat surgeries due to granulomas on his vocal cords, has announced his first major tour in three years — and it includes a date in Tampa.

Mayer will perform at the Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds on Sept. 7, according to his website. Opening the show will be American Idol's Phillip Phillips, a burgeoning star in his own right, thanks to Mumford-like hit single Home.

Ticket prices haven't been announced, but according to Phillips' website, they'll go onsale at 10 a.m. March 29.

This will be most fans' first chance to hear music from Mayer's latest album, Born and Raised, which also happens to be his least successful album — although his lack of touring likely had a lot to do with that. He did play two shows in Tampa in 2010 — one at the Amphitheatre and one at the Forum, with a small acoustic set in between.

John Mayer's first tour in 3 years coming to Tampa 03/22/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 22, 2013 11:16am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 24-30

    Events

    Tampa Bay Comic Con: The geek fest returns to the Tampa Convention Center from Friday-Sunday, bringing celebrity appearances including Val Kilmer (Batman Forever), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek's Uhura), Kate Beckinsale and numerous comic book artists and writers. Also, comics, videos, toys, action …

    Shaun Audit poses for a photo at opening day of the 2015 Tampa Bay Comic Con at the Tampa Convention Center. (Friday, July 31, 2015.) [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  2. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 19: A peregrina spends the whole day under the weather, and part of the day under the table

    Travel

    Day 19: El Burgo Ranero to Puente Villarente: 25.4 km, 7.5 hours (Total for Days 1-19 = 454 km (282 miles)

    This list pretty much sums up my day:

    Eat two bananas

    Walk 13.1 kilometers

    Nap

    Walk 6.2 kilometers

    Nap

    Eat half an apple

    Walk 6.1 kilometers

    Crash< …

  3. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 18: Despite feeling ill, this pilgrim passes the midpoint in her 500-mile journey on foot

    Travel

    Day 18: Lédigos to El Burgo Ranero: 34.3 km, 12.25 hours (Total for Days 1-18 = 428 km (266 miles)

    Today was a struggle.

  4. Actor John Heard dies at age 72

    Blogs

    John Heard, who played so many roles in the '80s but was probably best known as the dad in the Home Alone movies, has died, according to media reports. He was 72.

  5. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 17: Think 11 miles of nothing but straight trail and open, flat fields sounds easy? Think again.

    Travel

    Day 17: Villarmentero de Campos to Lédigos: 33.5 km, 10.25 hours. Total for Days 1-17 = 394 km (245 miles)