John Mayer cancels tour, announces indefinite hiatus

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John Mayer has canceled his recently announced spring tour and will take an indefinite hiatus from live performing due to the return of the granuloma in his throat. Mayer was treated for the same condition and placed on extensive vocal rest in 2011. The spring tour, which would have been his first in the United States in two years, was scheduled to stop at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island on April 18 and the Comcast Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut on April 22. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.

“During rehearsal on Tuesday, it came to mind that I should see my throat doctor because something didn’t feel/sound right,” explained Mayer in a message to fans on his website. “I went in for a visit on Wednesday and a scope of my vocal cords revealed that the granuloma has grown back where it had mostly healed. This is bad news. Because of this, I have no choice but to take an indefinite break from live performing. Though there will be a day when all of this will be behind me, it will sideline me for a longer period of time than I care to have you count down.”

Mayer’s forthcoming album Born and Raised will be released as planned by Columbia Records on May 22. The album’s lead single, “Shadow Days”, was released last week and is available on iTunes. Born and Raised, Mayer’s 5th studio effort and first since 2009′s Battle Studies, was produced by Mayer and Don Was (Elton John, The Rolling Stones). The album’s title track will feature guest singers David Crosby and Graham Nash.

For the time Mayer had planned on tour, he will instead begin working on another new album. “I feel really vibrant as a writer at the moment and there’s no reason not to begin the next album project in the time I would have been touring,” he said. “Somewhere in all of this is another surgery and a very long chemically-imposed period of silence, so I hope you’ll understand that I have to really pick that date carefully.”

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