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John Mayer To Tour With Colbie Caillat & Brett Dennen; CD/DVD Planned For Summer Release

April 18th, 2008 5:30am EDT
John MayerThe John Mayer 2008 summer tour, sponsored by BlackBerry® and featuring special guests Colbie Caillat and Brett Dennen was officially announced. The summer tour will make stops at amphitheaters throughout the US beginning July 2nd in Milwaukee, WI and continuing through August 2nd in Houston, TX. Both Caillat and Dennen, break out artists in their own rights, were among the performers aboard the Mayercraft Carrier in February '08.

Also this summer, a brand new CD/DVD & Blu-Ray package will be available featuring the performances recorded last December at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The special concert includes three distinct sets: an acoustic performance, a rare set with John Mayer Trio (John Mayer, Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino), as well as a Continuum set featuring Mayer's full-band. This will be the first new release since Continuum became available in September 2006 and incorporates each of the elements that the five-time Grammy-winner is known for - acoustic songwriter, electric guitar slinger, bluesman, and vocalist.

John Mayer's Continuum earned Grammy Awards for Best Pop Vocal Album (Continuum) and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ("Waiting on the World to Change") at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. A pop/rock album showcasing diverse influences, Continuum features rich lyrics, the groove of the guitar-slinging bluesman, and the vocals of the soulful crooner. In February '07, the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine featured John Mayer as one of "The New Guitar Gods," USA Today wrote that Mayer's "smartly crafted third album combines singer/songwriter pop and sinewy guitar blues," and The New York Times opined, "Mayer has been writing songs again, good ones, with all the leanness and directness that distinguish his strongest work."

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Colbie Caillat's dusky vocals and laid back rhythms have earned her critical acclaim and l.6 million sales since the release of her debut album Coco last July. The story of Caillat's MySpace rise is well known by now; the power of the site and her legion of fans (24 million!) netted her a record deal, huge sales, a Top 5 album debut and a hit single with the ubiquitous "Bubbly" and the followup "Realize". She is currently headlining a 20-city college tour, and has frequently cited John Mayer as one of her biggest influences.

Brett Dennen channels folk, world, pop, and rock music into a breathtaking mix that falls easily into one category - timeless. Chris Douridas, host of KCRW's "New Ground, raves "rarely does music come along so unadorned, so pure in spirit, and so eloquently written." Dennen has seen a groundswell of support across the country often selling out markets the first time he plays. His debut album, So Much More was released in September 2007. Rolling Stone Magazine named Brett an "Artist to Watch" and his track "She's Mine" was #1 on USA Today's Playlist. The Los Angeles Times has declared: "Dennen is ecstatic and hopeful."

BlackBerry Presents John Mayer with Colbie Caillat & Brett Dennen '08 Summer Tour:
7/2 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater (Summerfest)
7/3 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/5 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center
7/6 Rothbury, MI Rothbury Music Festival
7/7 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheater
7/9 Wantagh, NY Nikon @ Jones Beach Theater
7/10 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/12 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center
7/13 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/15 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/17 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
7/18 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
7/20 Denver, CO Soccer Fields @ Dick's Sporting Goods Park
7/21 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater
7/23 Paso Robles, CA Mid-State Fair
7/25 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheater
7/26 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
7/27 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/29 Chula Vista, CA Coors Amphitheater
7/30 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
8/1 Dallas, TX Superpages.com Center
8/2 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

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John Mayer has earned five Grammy Awards and sold over ten million albums. Featuring pop, soul, and blues elements, Mayer's most recent album, Continuum, showcases rich lyrics, the groove of the guitar-slinging bluesman and the vocals of the soulful crooner. Since his debut in 2001, Mayer has recorded and performed with icons and contemporaries alike - from rock to blues, from hip-hop to jazz to country, he's played with Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Burnett, Herbie Hancock, Dixie Chicks, Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Ahmir ?uestlove, among others. In 2005, Mayer famously toured and recorded with power players Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan as the John Mayer Trio, whose live album TRY! featured searing blues and rock. From his acclaimed debut Room For Squares in 2001, through 2003's Heavier Things, to his work with the John Mayer Trio in 2005, and now with Continuum, the guitarist, vocalist and songwriter has established himself as a musician and collaborator who exceeds genre boundaries.



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