POSTED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 3:45pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 3:49pm
NEW ORLEANS, LA — Seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer has canceled his recently announced U.S. tour and will take an indefinite hiatus from live performing due to the return of the granuloma in his throat.
Mayer was scheduled to appear at Jazz Fest on Sunday, April 29. As previously announced, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Al Green, Dr. John & the Lower 911, Janelle Monae, Pete Fountain, Yolanda Adams, Iron & Wine, Cowboy Mouth, Dianne Reeves, Tab Benoit, Sonny Landreth, Gary Clark Jr, Papa Grows Funk, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band and more will appear on Sunday, April 29.
Mayer’s new album, Born and Raised, will be released as planned by Columbia Records on May 22, 2012. The album’s first single—“Shadow Days”—debuted March 5 and is available on iTunes.
“Nothing feels worse than having to break the stage down before the performance, and I mean nothing. I love this band you were going to hear, I love the guys and girls I work with, and the only thing that stops me from devolving into a puddle of tears is knowing that it's a long life, and the greatest gift in the world is being able to create music no matter what the circumstances,” wrote Mayer to fans via his tumblr blog earlier today.