John Mayer fans let down as he cancels tour

Cory Finkbeiner

John Mayer’s April 12 DeVos Performance Hall concert has been cancelled.

Mayer is suffering from a recurring condition that involves throat nodules which require extensive vocal rest to heal.

“Nothing feels worse than having to break the stage down before the performance, and I mean nothing,” Mayer wrote to fans on his Tumblr blog following the cancellation. “I love this band you were going to hear, I love the guys and girls I work with and the only thing that stops me from devolving into a puddle of tears is knowing that it’s a long life, and the greatest gift in the world is being able to create music no matter what the circumstances.”

Mayer holds a large and avid fan base, but Lynne Ike, the DeVos Center’s director of marketing, said disappointed patrons have been cooperative during the cancellation.

“People understand it has nothing to do with the venue,” Ike said. “We haven’t received any negative feedback.”

John Mayer is on an indefinite hiatus during which he plans to write more music and focus on healing, but his album “Born and Raised” will still be released May 22.

Those who purchased tickets will receive a full refund after contacting their ticket provider.

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