John Mayer Announces Openers for ‘Sob Rock’ 2022 Tour, Backing Band (ft. Steve Ferrone, Pino Palladino & More)


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Click here to read a recap of one of three shows John Mayer and his band delivered at the Forum in Los Angeles in March. 

On Feb. 17, John Mayer will officially launch his Sob Rock tour, so named after the singer/songwriter/guitarist‘s eighth studio album, 2021’s slightly “yacht rock”-leaning Sob Rock. On Monday, Mayer revealed the opening acts tapped as support for the tour, and promised news of who would be performing with him on stage, phrased as “a band you’ll have see to believe.”

Joining Mayer on the road will be Alexander 23 and Yebba, who will split support duties on the tour.

The backing band, as revealed by Mayer on Instagram on Tuesday, definitely comes through on his promise. Joining him on stage will be:

Lenny Castro (percussion)
Steve Ferrone (drums)
David Ryan Harris (guitar/vocals)
Jamie Muhoberac (keys)
Pino Palladino (bass)
Tiffany Palmer (vocals)
Greg Phillinganes (keys/vocals)
Carlos Ricketts (vocals)
Isaiah Sharkey (guitar)

 

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The tour dates:

Thu Feb 17 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
Fri Feb 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Sun Feb 20 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Mon Feb 21 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Wed Feb 23 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Fri Feb 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Sun Feb 27 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Tue Mar 01 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
Fri Mar 04 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Sat Mar 05 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Fri Mar 11 – Las Vegas, NV – Grand Garden Arena
Sun Mar 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Forum
Tue Mar 15 – Los Angeles, CA – Forum
Wed Mar 16 – Los Angeles, CA – Forum
Fri Mar 18 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Sat Mar 19 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Tue Mar 22 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Wed Mar 23 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Fri Mar 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
Sun Mar 27 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Sat Apr 02 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
Tue Apr 05 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Fri Apr 08 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Sat Apr 09 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Mon Apr 11 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Wed Apr 13 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Thu Apr 20 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Wed Apr 21 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Sat Apr 23 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
Sun Apr 24 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Thu Apr 28 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Fri Apr 29 – Chicago, IL – United Center

Mayer also announced a charitable angle to each show on the tour:

In addition, we are auctioning off two pairs of front row tickets to each show in support of the “Back To You Fund”. All proceeds from the ticket auctions will go to support the foundation which has supported many charities, including John’s Heart & Armor Foundation, as well as programs supporting at risk youth and the homeless.

Bid price is per pair of tickets, and bidding closes at 9PM PT two weeks prior to each show date.

Tickets will be held at will call and may be picked up prior to the show by presenting a valid photo ID.

Click here to pick up Sob Rock on CD from our Rock Cellar Store
Click here to pick up Sob Rock on LP from our Rock Cellar Store

As an album, Sob Rock brought together a handful of the standalone singles Mayer released in recent months, as most of the recording sessions took place during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and early ’21, as well as songs that made their debut on the album.

Don Was produced the album, lending some serious skills to the proceedings, as well.



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