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John Mayer returns with Battle Studies, massive tour

on November 09, 2009, 10:45am

Forget all the drama regarding John Mayer. It’s back to business for the virtuoso guitarist who has spent much of the last few years focusing less on being a musician and more about hitching his wagon to a bunch of B-list celebrity chicks. And the man has a plan to get back to the music with his fourth album Battle Studies and a subsequent 2010 arena tour.

His first album since 2006’s Continuum, Battle Studies promises to be a how-to guide for the lonely and dejected.

“The album is called Battle Studies and that’s because it incorporates a lot of the lessons, a lot of the observations, and a little bit of advice,” Mayer said during a June 2009 live gig. “Like a handbook, like a heartbreak handbook.”

The album, Mayer said, would be a step toward a hugely experimental sound for the man known for his lyrical sensitivity and blues licks. Take note of this in the album’s first two singles, “Who Says” and  “Heartbreak Warfare”. If you clicked on the links, you’ve probably also discovered that the latter of the two singles is also the first video to feature “augmented reality”. (We had a different idea in mind when it came to “augmented reality” and John Mayer.)

Battle Studies is out November 17th. A 2010 tour in support of the release kicks off February 8th in Charleston, South Carolina and spans until April before class ends on the 10th in Chicago, Illinois. Tickets will go on sale beginning Saturday, November 21st (pre-sale on November 16th) via Ticketmaster.com.

Battle Studies Tracklist:
01. Heartbreak Warfare
02. All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye
03. Half of My Heart (with Taylor Swift)
04. Who Says
05. Perfectly Lonely
06. Assassin
07. Crossroads
08. War of My Life
09. Edge of Desire
10. Do You Know Me
11. Friends, Lovers or Nothing
12. I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen cover) [iTunes Pre-Order Bonus Track]

John Mayer 2010 Tour Dates:
02/08 – Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
02/09 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Arena
02/10 – Nashville, TN @ Sommet Center
02/12 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hill
02/13 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
02/16 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
02/17 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
02/19 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
02/20 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
02/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Center
02/24 – Boston, MA TD @ Banknorth Garden
02/25 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
02/28 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
03/01 – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
03/02 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
03/04 – Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center
03/05 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
03/06 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
03/08 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
03/09 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
03/10 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Arena
03/12 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
03/13 – Louisville, KY @ Freedom Hall
03/15 – Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
03/16 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
03/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
03/19 – Memphis, TN @ Fed Ex Forum
03/20 – St Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
03/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
03/23 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
03/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
03/26 – San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
03/30 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden
03/31 – Seattle, WA @ KeyArena
04/01 – Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
04/03 – Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
04/04 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
04/06 – Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
04/07 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
04/08 – Fargo, ND @ FargoDome
04/10 – Chicago, IL @ United Center

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