John Mayer announces 'The Search for Everything' world tour

John Mayer announced that his The Search for Everything world tour will begin in Albany, N.Y. this spring.  The singer-songwriter has detailed plans for a world tour in support of his forthcoming studio album, which kicks off March 31 at the Times Union Center in the New York capital. The first leg of the tour includes dates in the U.S. and Canada, while a second leg beginning May 3 tackles a number of European cities, eventually wrapping on May 12 at The O2 in London.

The tour marks his first such jaunt since 2014, when he returned from potentially career-threatening vocal problems to support his most recent albums, 2012’s Born and Raised and 2013’s Paradise Valley. The new dates find Mayer performing in three different setups: full band, solo acoustic and as part of the John Mayer Trio. During a recent performance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Mayer played his new single, “Love on the Weekend,” backed by a band that included the trio’s other members, bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan. Maroon 5’s James Valentine also joined the “Tonight Show” performance, but it’s unclear if he’ll appear on Mayer’s tour. (It’s worth noting that none of Maroon 5’s 2017 dates overlap with Mayer’s so far.)

Mayer recently released The Search for Everything: Wave One, the first of three four-song installments of his new album. The EP debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, selling 49,000 copies, but it was unable to unseat The Weeknd’s Starboy, which reigned in pole position for a fifth week in a row. In addition to “Love on the Weekend,” the set contains “Changing,” “Moving On and Getting Over” and “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me.”

“The price of admission is four songs,” Mayer told Rolling Stone earlier this month. “If you don't like these, don't get the next four. But if I've engendered some kind of trust that you think I'm onto something, get the next four, and come along with me on every single wave.”

In addition to his solo dates, Mayer is also scheduled to tour with Dead & Company, the band he co-founded in 2015 with former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart. The band kicks off its summer tour on May 27 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and wraps with two dates at Wrigley Field in Chicago, June 30-July 1. Dead & Company keeps alive not only the music of the Dead but also its seemingly limitless draw at the gate. Their inaugural tour, a run of just 13 dates, grossed more than $12 million, with a total of 172,000 tickets sold.

The Search for Everything World Tour dates:

March 31 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center (Click here for tickets)

April 1 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre (Click here for tickets)

April 3 - Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre (Click here for tickets)

April 5 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden (Click here for tickets)

April 6 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center (Click here for tickets)

April 7 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center (Click here for tickets)

April 9 - Boston, MA - TD Garden (Click here for tickets)

April 11 - Chicago, IL - United Center (Click here for tickets)

April 12 - Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center (Click here for tickets)

April 14 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center (Click here for tickets)

April 15 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center (Click here for tickets)

April 17 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place (Click here for tickets)

April 19 - Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena (Click here for tickets)

April 21 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum (Click here for tickets)

April 22 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena (Click here for tickets)

May 3 - Amsterdam, NL - Ziggo Dome

May 5 - Herning, DK - Jyske Bank Boxen

May 7 - Stockholm, SE - Ericcson Globe (Click here for tickets)

May 7 - Oslo, NO - Spektrum

May 9 - Copenhagen, DK - Royal Arena

May 12 - London, ENG - The O2 (Click here for tickets)