John Mayer Announces New U.S. Tour
Tour And Programs To Benefit U.S. Military Vets
February 27, 2012 at 11:49 AM (PT)
Seven-time GRAMMY AWARD-winning singer, songwriter and musician JOHN MAYER launches his first U.S. tour in two years on APRIL 9th, stopping in 18 cities through May 6th. The tour leads into MAYER’s upcoming fifth album "Born and Raised" -- co-produced with DON WAS -- which will be released soon thereafter. He debuts his new album with a performance at SXSW on MARCH 17th.
MAYER became passionate about supporting U.S. war veterans following a visit to the MARINE CORPS’ CAMP LEJEUNE in NORTH CAROLINA four years ago. He has since spent time with active military and veterans while touring, and partnered with the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND EDUCATION (NCIRE) to provide veterans with a healthy reintegration into civilian life.
Concertgoers can join Mayer in his support of veterans in two ways: A block of third-row orchestra seats will be made available for sale at a premium price exclusively through Tickets-For-Charity, with proceeds going to MAYER/NCIRE programs. And at celebrity.ebay.com/john-mayer, MAYER fans can bid on four front-row tickets, plus a chance to meet him, with proceeds also going to MAYER/NCIRE programs for veterans.
In 2011, through his partnership with NCIRE, MAYER was able to launch the first of several pilot programs to benefit the young men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Programs include a mobile exercise and wellness program; the development of a program of integrative medicine for traumatic stress; a study on veterans’ readjustment to civilian life which aims to develop new therapeutic tools to aid the transition; and a first-of-its-kind screening and intervention program for women suffering from eating disorders triggered by post traumatic stress related to combat.