John Mayer To Take “Indefinite Break From Live Performing”

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Last week, John Mayer announced a May release of his next album Born And Raised. After a heartfelt post on Tumblr this morning, Mayer tells fans they will have to wait longer to see him live.

While gearing up to debut the new material at SXSW, Mayer writes “it came to mind that I should see my throat doctor because something didn’t feel/sound right.”

After an operation last year to remove a granuloma, Mayer was faced with an unfortunate circumstance.

“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,” he writes. “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.”

Since Mayer will be silenced for an indefinite time and unable to perform live he has decided to work on a new album.

Born and Raised will be released as scheduled, but because I don’t make a very good anything-other-than-a-musician, I’m going to begin writing the next album very soon,” he says.

“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. 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.”

Born And Raised is scheduled for a May 22 release. His first single off the album, “Shadow Days” was released to radio last week.

- Annie Reuter CBS Local


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