BY TER STAFF
Moments ago, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter John Mayer brought his The Search For Everything Tour to a packed United Center in Chicago, IL. Performing for a diverse audience, mixed with fans who either lust over his smooth vocals and good looks or those who can’t help but applaud Mayer’s remarkable skills on the blues guitar (or perhaps all of the above), Mayer brought in everyone tonight.
And almost as diverse as his fan base tonight was his setlist and performance. Mayer’s Search For Everything Tour, which is named after his seventh LP (due out on Friday), is comprised of three different parts, separated by several different chapters. Mayer not only performs with a full band for a third of his set, after a couple brief set changes, John returns for a solo acoustic set and a John Mayer Trio set to cap off the night.
If there was anything to critique about tonight’s performance, it’s that Mayer kept fans wanting more and taking time for the crew to set up between the portions of the show delayed the energy of the crowd. While Mayer performed a large setlist of 20+ tracks, splitting the night into several portions (including an encore) made the performance appear shorter than it actually was. But with seven albums to perform, including some covers (like an awesome cover of Tom Petty’s ‘Free Fallin’), Mayer was able to deliver a little bit of everything to Chicago, even with a huge catalog.
If you weren’t in attendance, you certainly missed out, however lucky for you John Mayer will return to Chicago as part of Dead & Company on June 30th and July 1st, and again on September 2nd as his Search For Everything Tour returns to the area for a second night.
Check out our photos from tonight’s performance below, and be sure to get tickets for one of the remaining dates of the The Search For Everything Tour here.
Photos by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration