On Tuesday night (July 18), John Mayer continues his Search for Everything world tour at a 15,000-capacity amphitheater in New Mexico. But next week — on Wednesday, July 26 — a handful of lucky fans can catch him in an L.A. bar playing a tiny beer-soaked stage as the next artist on the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour.
Mayer is picking up where Lady Gaga left off last fall, when she played bars in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles to promote her latest album, Joanne, as part of the inaugural Dive Bar Tour.
“I’m happy that Bud Light is continuing their Dive Bar Tour and excited to be a part of it this year,” Mayer said in a press release announcing his involvement. “I started my career playing in small clubs and bars and look forward to performing for friends and fans in an intimate setting.”
In addition to Mayer’s L.A. gig, Gaga will play one more Dive Bar Tour stop — the date and location of which are still to be determined, after she had to cancel a planned Vegas show last week — as will a mystery third artist in New Orleans on Aug. 30. If you can’t make it to one of those cities, all three performances will live-stream on Bud Light’s Facebook page.
“John Mayer was an easy choice for us as we were considering who we should partner with for the return of the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour this summer,” Bud Light vice president Andy Goeler said in the press release. “After an amazing tour last year with Lady Gaga, we are excited to expand the Bud Light Dive Bar Tour with another incredible musical talent like John. He’s a dynamic and versatile musician, who will undoubtedly put on an amazing show on a dive bar stage. We can’t wait to see what surprises he has in store for his tour show and we’re happy to consider him a friend of the brand.”
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) July 18, 2017
Following a handful of dates with Dead & Company, the second leg of Mayer’s Search for Everything tour — promoting his seventh studio album of the same name, which arrived April 14 after a gradual EP release — kicks off Tuesday night in Albuquerque, New Mexico and wraps up Sept. 3 in Noblesville, Indiana.