FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Julie Kaufman (Goodman) Photos available upon request v.845.295.2420 [email protected] JOHN MAYER EMBARKING ON FIRST MAJOR TOUR IN THREE YEARS, RETURNS TO BETHEL WOODS IN SUPPORT OF BORN AND RAISED Tickets On-sale Friday at 10:00 a.m. BETHEL, NY (March 25, 2013) – Grammy Award-winning artist John Mayer will launch his first major tour in three years with a performance at the not-for-profit cultural organization Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on August 20 at 7:30 p.m. This marks John's first tour in support of Born and Raised, his latest studio album, and will run through the fall, with one dollar from each ticket sold benefitting NCIRE's work supporting returning Veterans. American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will open for John along the tour route. Get tickets at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org, Ticketmaster.com, the box office or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 starting Friday, March 29 at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $67.00 and $87.00 for reserved seating and $56.50 for lawn. For a limited time only a lawn 4-pack will be available for $139.00. All-in ticket prices show at a glance what you will pay for your tickets, including standard shipping. Released in June 2012, Born and Raised, the fifth Columbia Records album from seven-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist John Mayer, debuted at Number One in six countries--Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands and the United States--while hitting Number One on iTunes in thirty territories worldwide. Mayer's previous albums--Room for Squares (2001), Heavier Things (2003), Continuum (2006) and Battle Studies (2009)-have sold more than 17 million copies combined worldwide. John has won seven Grammy Awards and received an additional 11 nominations. He has been included in Time Magazine's annual Time 100 list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers, and twice featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine's annual "Guitar" issue. A musician who confounds genre boundaries, John Mayer has performed and/or recorded with an extraordinary range of artists from the worlds of rock, blues, hip-hop, jazz, and country including Eric Clapton, BB King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Burnett, Herbie Hancock, Dixie Chicks, Jay Z and Alicia Keys. The same day that Phillip Phillips claimed his victory in American Idol's season 11 finale, the 22-year-old singer/guitarist released "Home," a debut single that showcases his rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills. The Leesburg, Georgiabred songwriter released his debut album The World From The Side Of The Moon (19 Entertainment/Interscope Records) November 2012 where it debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #1 on the Billboard Rock Album chart. The album has since gone gold, and is quickly approaching platinum, as it jumps fifteen spots to #18 on the Billboard Top 200 this week. Phillips' hit single "Home" see sales of over 4.2 million making it the most successful single of any American Idol winner. Phillips recently finished up a tour with Matchbox Twenty and is currently out on the road headlining a college tour in support of his new single "Gone, Gone, Gone." ### About Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and The Museum at Bethel Woods Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit cultural organization, located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, NY. Located just 90 miles from New York City on a lush campus featuring bucolic countryside views, the Center is comprised of the Pavilion Stage amphitheater that accommodates 15,000, an intimate 440-seat indoor Event Gallery, and the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods. The Center offers a diverse selection of popular artists, culturally-rich performances, and educational, community, and museum programs committed to inspiring expression, creativity and innovation through the arts. Bethel Woods is exemplary in its efforts to engage, inspire and advocate for the accessibility of the arts for all ages and to connect with community partners to broaden programmatic reach and to strengthen support and resources for its activities. The Museum at Bethel Woods is dedicated to the study and exhibition of the social, political and cultural events of the 1960s, including the Woodstock festival, and the legacies of those times, as well as the preservation of the 1969 Woodstock festival site. More than a nostalgic celebration of a colorful decade, the award-winning Museum provides a focus for deeper issues and lessons of the decade. The Museum is a dynamic and vibrant community resource where individuals and groups of all ages participate in tours, lively lectures, cinematic conversations, changing exhibitions and special events. The Museum features include a permanent exhibit space, Special Exhibit Gallery, Corridor Exhibit Gallery, Museum Theater, Event Gallery, retail store, café, and the Woodstock Monument. For more information please visit www.BethelWoodsCenter.org.
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