John Mayer Cancels U.S. Tour; Will Take Indefinite Hiatus from Live Performance

John Mayer has cancelled his U.S. tour due to throat problems. The tour was to be his first in the United States in two years. The singer has also announced that he’ll take an indefinite hiatus from live performances.

“During rehearsal on Tuesday, it came to mind that I should see my throat doctor because something didn’t feel/sound right,” he wrote. “I went in for a visit on Wednesday and a scope of my vocal cords revealed that the granuloma has grown back where it had mostly healed. “Because of this, I have no choice but to take an indefinite break from live performing. Though there will be a day when all of this will be behind me, it will sideline me for a longer period of time than I care to have you count down.”

The seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician was treated for granuloma and placed on extensive vocal rest in 2011.  Columbia Records will release Mayer’s new album “Born and Raised” as planned on May 22, 2012.  “Shadow Days,” the album’s first single, debuted March 5 and is available on iTunes.

Mayer’s headlining appearance at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q for the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, March 17, has also been canceled.

Ticket purchasers should contact their vendors for refund details.