John Mayer, guitar-wielding serial-dater of some of Hollywood's most eligible bachelorettes and the musician behind the hit Your Body is a Wonderland, is joining the remaining members of the Grateful Dead on stage this week (and many to follow) for Dead and Company. And Mayer has, as any guitar and rock and blues nerd will tell you, every right to be there – musically.
UPDATE: Dead & Company now have ten shows on their docket. Click here for tickets!>
With much fanfare, the rueful gnashing of teeth, and five sold-out Chicago shows, The Grateful Dead said “Fare Thee Well” to legions of fans this summer, purportedly for the last time. And yet, Deadheads everywhere knew that wouldn’t really be the last we heard from the boys in the band. After all, if there’s one group that has consistently toured and performed – in almost innumerable incarnations – it’s the Grateful Dead.
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John Mayer will wrap his U.S. tour with Phillip Phillips on Oct. 5 in Los Angeles, CA, but fans won't have to wait long to see him again. While he will spend some time in places like the Netherlands and Brazil, John Mayer will be back in the U.S. in mid-November. Unfortunately, he won't be teaming up with his love, Katy Perry, but he will be heading out on an arena tour, which means more fans will get a chance to see him perform live.
On his tour, John Mayer will visit cities like New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX; Columbus, OH; Nashville, TN; and Brooklyn, NY. Tickets officially go on sale mid to late September, so be sure to check back with TicketNetwork for the latest on the John Mayer's new tour.
Summer starts Friday, and one of my favorite parts of the season (aside from beaches and warm weather) is the album and concert boom. Lots of artists go on tour over the summer, and to prep for those tours, they usually release a new album. Hot off the heels of Kanye's "Yeezus" (which came out yesterday!), here are seven albums to get hyped for, as well as the artist's latest single and tour info.
The album: Magna Carter Holy Grail
Release date: July 4
Why it could be good: His album title promises something great, and Jay-Z tends to deliver. Although there hasn't been an official single, info about the album has leaked, and the producer list is a great one: Jahlil Beats, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, The-Dream, J. Cole, and Just Blaze are among them.
The tour: Find tickets to Jay-Z with Justin Timberlake on the Legends Of The Summer tour.
Last time, Mike presented some of the craziest artist riders, which included Katy Perry, Iggy Pop, Van Halen, and the Foo Fighters.
While Katy Perry demanded "ABSOLUTELY NO CARNATIONS," the Foo Fighters took a lighter approach with odd and funny requests like "one bag of Pirate Booty (but not Johnny Depp's), 24 large bath towels (under threat of a wedgie), 75 pounds of ice, and vegetarian soup (lest there be flatulence among the road crew)."
Since it's public knowledge that some celebrities go a bit over-the-top when it comes to creating a list of requests, it should come as no surprise when I say here are five additional crazy artist riders, plus three of the most reasonable.
You know I love Beyonce. Given that she's kind of a big deal, I'd expect nothing more than extravagant requests for her tour. A few weeks back, the rider for Beyonce's Mrs. Carter Show World Tour supposedly leaked, and here are some of the items on it.
- Freshly painted white walls
- A new toilet seat
- Hand-carved ice balls — AKA ice cubes
- Red toilet paper
- No junk food
- 100% pure cotton clothes for her staff — obviously Queen Bey thinks of others
- Titanium drinking straws — a cool $935 each
I don't even know if these are true, but what Beyonce wants, Beyonce gets.