John Mayer and Michael Franti & Spearhead to Tour Together in 2010

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John Mayer

There is no substitute to seeing John Mayer perform live and the release of Battle Studies later this month will kick off a North American tour beginning February 8 in Charleston, SC and feature special guest, Michael Franti & Spearhead (dates below). Tickets for the majority of dates are planned to go on sale to the general public on November 21, with an American Express card member pre-sale window from November 16-20. For those starting their holiday shopping early, a special offer on allows fans who pre-order Battle Studies now through November 10 to access their own exclusive tour pre-sale to purchase up to 12 tickets before they’re available anywhere else.

Kicking off release week, Fuse announced that their “Fuse Presents: John Mayer Live From the Beacon Theatre,” broadcast will now be broadcast overseas to U.S. troops and their families by AFN, The Armed Forces Network, to reach those stationed in 175 countries and on 140 U.S. Navy ships at sea. Fuse, Madison Square Garden’s national music television network and Madison Square Garden Entertainment have teamed up with the American Forces Network (AFN) – now Mayer’s performance will air live on Fuse, in HD and SD, on November 17 at 9 p.m. ET in the U.S. and will be simulcast live that night via AFN Radio. Additionally, AFN Television’s “Spectrum” channel will air the concert on December 6, 2009 at 8 p.m. and on New Year’s Eve.

In addition to an intimate performance of his current single, “Who Says” on the Today Show on Thursday, November 19, Mayer has another special event up his sleeve with The Late Show with David Letterman. Mayer will perform as Letterman’s musical guest, and then take over the studio for an extended concert for fans that will be webcast on Letterman’s website. On November 19, Mayer will appear on The Late Show as both a sit-in artist with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra and as the show’s musical guest before performing a post-show fan concert, which will stream live and remain online through the beginning of the Battle Studies Tour. Other television appearances and special announcements are planned for December, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Jay Leno Show and Larry King Live.

Battle Studies is the fourth studio album from the seven-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/guitar player/producer and incorporates the warmth, melodies and simplicity of 70’s and 80’s California rock and pop. Battle Studies is a confessional, relaxed and liberated album recorded in a private home in California where Mayer lived and worked over the course of six months before wrapping at the famed Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. The album was co-produced by John Mayer and Steve Jordan and will be released on November 17, 2009 on Columbia Records.

02/08/10 Mon North Charleston Coliseum Charleston, SC
02/09/10 Tue BJCC Arena Birmingham, AL
02/10/10 Wed Sommet Center Nashville, TN
02/12/10 Fri The Palace of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills, MI
02/13/10 Sat Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON
02/16/10 Tue Scotiabank Place Kanata, ON
02/17/10 Wed Bell Centre Montreal, QC
02/19/10 Fri Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville, CT
02/20/10 Sat Verizon Center Washington, DC
02/21/10 Sun Wachovia Spectrum Philadelphia, PA
02/24/10 Wed TD BankNorth Garden Boston, MA
02/25/10 Thu Madison Square Garden New York, NY
02/28/10 Sun Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI
03/01/10 Mon Bradley Center Milwaukee, WI
03/02/10 Tue Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, MN
03/04/10 Thu Qwest Center Omaha, NE
03/05/10 Fri The Ford Center Oklahoma City, OK
03/06/10 Sat Toyota Center Houston, TX
03/08/10 Mon Frank Erwin Center Austin, TX
03/09/10 Tue American Airlines Center Dallas, TX
03/10/10 Wed New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA
03/12/10 Fri Nationwide Arena Columbus, OH
03/13/10 Sat Freedom Hall Louisville, KY
03/15/10 Mon Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, NC
03/16/10 Tue John Paul Jones Arena Charlottesville, VA
03/17/10 Wed Philips Arena Atlanta, GA
03/19/10 Fri FedEx Forum Memphis, TN
03/20/10 Sat The Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO
03/22/10 Mon Sprint Center Kansas City, MO
03/23/10 Tue Pepsi Center Denver, CO
03/25/10 Thu Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
03/26/10 Fri HP Pavilion San Jose, CA
03/30/10 Tue Rose Garden Arena Portland, OR
03/31/10 Wed Key Arena Seattle, WA
04/01/10 Thu General Motors Place Vancouver, BC
04/03/10 Sat Pengrowth Saddledome Calgary, AB
04/04/10 Sun Rexall Place Edmonton, AB
04/06/10 Tue Credit Union Centre Saskatoon, SK
04/07/10 Wed MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB
04/08/10 Thu Fargodome Fargo, ND
04/10/10 Sat United Center Chicago, IL