John Mayer Announces Solo Tour With St. Louis Stop

The acclaimed virtuoso is set to appear at Enterprise Center on March 29


Christian Sarkine

John Mayer performs live in 2019. His upcoming 2023 solo tour in March and April will have 19 total dates.

Gavin Block, Co-Editor-in-Chief of The Ledger

American rock guitarist and singer-songwriter John Mayer has finally given his audience some “Clarity.”

Mayer revealed on Thursday, Jan. 26 that he will be going on a 2023 solo arena tour without any accompaniment for the first time ever in the spring. He gave fans anticipation with a social media post a week beforehand that simply displayed him with a guitar and the date “1.26.”

The tour will have a total of 19 dates across the United States and Canada, including a show at St. Louis’s Enterprise Center on Wednesday, March 29, which will feature musician Joy Oladokun. The journey will commence on March 11 in Newark, N.J. and come to a close on April 14 in Los Angeles, Calif. 

This musical expedition will take place a year after his Sob Rock tour and nearly two years after the release of his latest LP of the same name.

Mayer launched his debut studio album “Room for Squares” in 2001, which would eventually be certified quintuple platinum by the RIAA. He has since won seven Grammy Awards and sold over 17 million albums globally. Mayer became known as a versatile artist, writing and playing songs of genres such as rock, pop and blues. He has been associated with Dead & Company, which consists of former members of the rock band Grateful Dead, as well as a part of the John Mayer Trio.

“I began my career on stage with only a guitar and a microphone,” the “Gravity” vocalist stated in an Instagram post. “A lot has changed since then, but I knew one day I’d feel it in my heart to do an entire run of shows on my own again, just like those early days. It took a couple of decades, but I feel it now.”

Mayer noted that on the tour, he will be performing old songs, newer songs and unreleased songs that he will be road-testing. He will be playing these on acoustic guitar, electric guitar and piano.

English teacher and avid live music enjoyer Mr. Schaper recalled attending a John Mayer concert in 2019.

“It was really cool,” Schaper expressed. “They had the full band, and he played for probably almost two hours because his discography is so wide that he could play all sorts of stuff.”

Schaper remarked that he finds Mayer’s setlists appealing, saying, “It’s good because it’s not just a greatest hits type of thing; he will integrate some newer songs or lesser known songs too. So it’s cool for people that are a little more familiar with just the hits.”

He added that although he would prefer seeing Mayer with a band, he believes it will be adequate, commenting, “I know he’s going to be here in March, but it’s tough to get tickets sometimes … I’ll probably end up going, I’m sure.”

Tickets to Mayer’s solo trip were officially made available for purchase to the public on Friday, Feb. 3.