John Mayer is heading out on tour first time in three years, after announcing the Born and Raised Tour. Mayer will tour to promote his 2012 album, “Born and Raised, and will feature support from American Idol’s Phillip Phillips. . Mayer announced the tour during YouTube Livestream with Google+ Hangout. The trek is set to kick off on July 6th at Milwaukee’s SummerFest and will hit cities across the U.S., with added stops in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, before wrapping the tour in Los Angeles on Oct. 5th.
The tour will mark his first concert series since undergoing vocal cord surgery that left him without a voice for months. Mayer says, “The greatest gift I have in my life is the opportunity to play again, which is also the opportunity to dream again,” Mayer tells Billboard. “My dreams were in escrow, but when I found out this thing in my throat had receded, the most exciting thing for me was having a second chance at a new life. My dreams have come true twice. That’s really cool.”