Following relationships with Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, John Mayer has been tabloid fodder for the past couple of years, though it seems the blues musician is finally ready to get back to doing what he does best. Mayer returns to the road for a sprawling 44 date tour across North and South America this summer.

There is more to Mayer's live absence than a couple of female pop-stars however, he has undergone two rounds of surgery to repair a granuloma in his throat and was, at one stage, told he may never sing again. "For me to get back onstage and play again, it's just like, 'Oh right, this is what I'm able to do. This is what I've been able to do while I was watching a whole bunch of Westerns every night and making rice bowls with chicken,'" Mayer told Rolling Stone of his return, "It's been very fun to uncover it and rediscover it again."

Mayer recently played a short set at a benefit concert in Montana and will play a couple of smaller warm-up shows in Alabama and New Orleans before taking off on his full tour. Dates include a huge show at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl on October 5.

The full list of dates are as followed:

7/6 Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest, Marcus Amphitheater 

7/7 Maryland Heights/St. Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 

7/9 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center 

7/10 Bonner Springs, KS - Cricket Wireless Amphitheater 

7/12 Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 

7/13 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion 

7/16 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre 

7/19 Ridgefield, WA - Sleep Country Amphitheater 

7/20 George, WA - The Gorge 

7/22 Paso Robles, CA - California Mid State Fair 

7/24 Wheatland, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre at Sacramento 

7/26 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre 

7/27 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Irvine

8/6 Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center 

8/7 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre 

8/9 Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 

8/10 Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center 

8/11 Springfield, IL - Illinois State Fair 

8/13 Darien, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 

8/14 Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 

8/16 Hartford, CT - Comcast Theatre 

8/17 Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center 

8/20 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 

8/21 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center 

8/23 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center 

8/24 Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 

8/25 Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion 

8/27 Allentown, PA - The Great Allentown Fair 

8/28 Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 

8/30 Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center 

8/31 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live

9/1 Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Resort Spa and Casino Event Center 

9/4 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte 

9/5 Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 

9/7 Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheater at the Florida State Fairgrounds 

9/8 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre 

9/17 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Luna Park 

9/21 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Rock in Rio 

9/27 Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

10/1 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater 

10/2 Phoenix, AZ - Desert Sky Pavilion 

10/4 San Diego, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre 

10/5 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl

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