Leave it to the mastermind that is John Mayer to manage keeping hundreds of thousands of fans satisfied on his first headlining tour since 2014, in support of his forthcoming album The Search for Everything.
For artists who have such an extensive discography like John Mayer’s, it’s difficult to keep everyone happy with ever-evolving tastes and styles, but the award-winning songwriter managed to include all stops of his musical journey in this tour. Featuring songs off of each of his albums, from Room for Squares (2001) to Continuum (2006) and all the way to The Search for Everything (2017), all Mayer fans had something to vibe to in this comprehensive performance.
The soft rock swooner split his show up into four different chapters—one with a full band, one acoustic, one with his famous trio and the last with his full band again to bring it around full circle. The songs he featured in each of his shows changed quite drastically; like a true performer, he catered each setlist for different crowds rather than having a predetermined setlist for the span of his tour.
It wouldn’t be a true John Mayer show if he didn’t include his iconic cover of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’”:
Toronto fans were lucky to be joined by a special guest, Shawn Mendes, for a surprise joint performance:
He also threw in a couple different Jimi Hendrix covers into the mix, like “Bold as Love” and “Wait Until Tomorrow,” all of which came together to create a truly dynamic performance.
Mayer closed his show at the Madison Square Garden with a heartfelt shout out to his devotees,
“I want to thank you all for sticking with me while I write my music. You might have lost me for a couple albums, but I’m finally the artist I want to be, and I’m writing what I want to write, and I’m going to stick with it.”
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