John Mayer Prepping New 'Paradise Valley' for 8/13; Stream "Paper Doll"

John Mayer is kicking off an extensive U.S. tour in July with the release of a new single "Paper Doll," a preview of his new album Paradise Valley due this fall August 13 via Columbia. The new project was co-produced with longtime Mayer collaborator Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt) and follows up his 2012 "comeback" album Born and Raised, a critically-acclaimed and bestselling collection of more rustic and Americana-tinged folk/rock that Mayer described as "more organic, more natural lyrics and chords and artful simplicity." "Paper Doll" is available today at iTunes and Amazon. Links below.

John Mayer - "Paper Doll" (from Paradise Valley) Buy: iTunes Amazon

From the Press Release: Columbia Records previously announced that Mayer will kick off his first tour in three years on July 6, in Milwaukee.  The 40-stop U.S tour continues through early October, before heading to Europe for eight sold-out arena shows in four countries.  Mayer hits South America for the first time--Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo and the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro--in mid-September and all three shows are sold out.  He will also be performing at Philadelphia's annual Fourth of July Jam.

 Mayer will use the U.S. tour to both raise funds for and heighten awareness of the effects of post traumatic stress on our military veterans.  One dollar from each tour ticket sold in the United States will go to the Northern California Institute for Research and Education.  Mayer partnered with NCIRE two years ago to create programs that help veterans return to healthy and productive civilian lives.

Mayer's previous albums-Room for Squares, Heavier Things, Continuum, live album Where the Light Is, Battle Studies and Born and Raised-have sold 20 million copies worldwide combined.  He has been honored with seven Grammy Awards and an additional 11 nominations.  He has also been included in Time Magazine's annual Time 100 list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers, and twice been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine's annual "Guitar" issue.  Last year, he was honored in Washington, D.C. by the Recording Academy for his philanthropic work on behalf of both U.S. military veterans and young people interested in music. 

John Mayer Born and Raised World Tour 2013

7/4       Philadelphia, PA                     Wawa Welcome America Festival: Fourth of July Jam

7/6       Milwaukee, WI                       Summerfest- Marcus Amphitheater               

7/7       Maryland Heights, MO           Verizon Wireless Amphitheater- St. Louis    

7/9       Cincinnati, OH                        Riverbend Music Center                                

7/10     Bonner Springs, KS                Cricket Wireless Amphitheater                      

7/12     The Woodlands, TX                The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion           

7/13     Dallas, TX                               Gexa Energy Pavilion                                    

7/16     Morrison, CO                          Red Rocks Amphitheatre

7/17     Morrison, CO                          Red Rocks Amphitheatre                  

7/19     Ridgefield, WA                       Sleep Country Amphitheater                         

7/20     George, WA                            The Gorge                                                      

7/22     Paso Robles, CA                     California Mid State Fair                               

7/24     Wheatland, CA                       Sleep Train Amphitheatre                              

7/26     Mountain View, CA                Shoreline Amphitheatre                                 

7/27     Irvine, CA                               Verizon Wireless Amphitheater                        

8/6       Cuyahoga Falls, OH                Blossom Music Center                                   

8/7       Clarkston, MI                          DTE Energy Music Theatre                           

8/9       Tinley Park, IL                        First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre                

8/10     Noblesville, IN                        Klipsch Music Center                                    

8/11     Springfield, IL                         Illinois State Fair                                            

8/13     Darien, NY                              Darien Lake Performing Arts Center             

8/14     Toronto, ON                            Molson Canadian Amphitheatre                    

8/16     Hartford, CT                            Comcast Theatre                                            

8/17     Mansfield, MA                        Comcast Center

8/18     Gilford, NH                             Meadowbrook                                    

8/20     Bethel, NY                              Bethel Woods Center for the Arts                 

8/21     Holmdel, NJ                            PNC Bank Arts Center                                  

8/23     Camden, NJ                             Susquehanna Bank Center                             

8/24     Virginia Beach, VA                 Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach             

8/25     Burgettstown, PA                    First Niagara Pavilion                                    

8/27     Allentown, PA                        The Great Allentown Fair                              

8/28     Wantagh, NY                          Nikon at Jones Beach Theater                                   

8/30     Saratoga Springs, NY             Saratoga Performing Arts Center                  

8/31     Bristow, VA                            Jiffy Lube Live                                              

9/1       Atlantic City, NJ                     Borgata Resort Spa and Casino Event Center           

9/4       Charlotte, NC                         Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte     

9/5       Raleigh, NC                            Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek  

9/7       Tampa, FL                               Live Nation Amphitheater

9/8       West Palm Beach, FL             Cruzan Amphitheatre                                     

9/17     Buenos Aires, Argentina         Luna Park                                                       

9/19     Sao Paulo, Brazil                    Anhembi Arena

9/21     Rio De Janeiro, Brazil             Rock in Rio                                                    

9/27     Atlanta, GA                            Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood              

10/1     Albuquerque, NM                   Isleta Amphitheater                                       

10/2     Phoenix, AZ                            Desert Sky Pavilion                                       

10/4     San Diego, CA                        Sleep Train Amphitheatre                              

10/5     Los Angeles, CA                     Hollywood Bowl       

10/15   Herning, Denmark                   Jayske Bank Boxen

10/16   Frederiksberg, Denmark          Forum Copenhagen

10/17   Oslo, Norway                          Oslo Spektrum

10/20   London, UK                            O2 Arena

10/22   Amsterdam, Netherlands        Ziggo Dome

10/23   Amsterdam, Netherlands        Heineken Music Hall

10/24   Amsterdam, Netherlands        Heineken Music Hall

10/26   London, UKWembley Arena