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John Mayer Leaves Everything On the Stage At T-Mobile Arena

Like him or not, John Mayer is easily one of the most skilled blues guitarist-songwriters of this generation. Mayer’s roughly two-hour set at T-Mobile Arena not only demonstrated his technical prowess, but it also was an exhibition of his storytelling ability. Mayer’s entire setlist was segmented into chapters, backed by immersive stage visuals and short documentary video introductions for each act.


Photos by Erik Kabik Photography


Beginning his set with his latest single, “Moving On and Getting Over,” Mayer first appeared backed by a full band, which accompanied him on a few of his more recent tunes, including “Love on the Weekend” and “Who Says.” Mayer then reappeared solo on acoustic guitar to start the second act with the Continuum favorite “Stop This Train,” which featured a brilliant transition into his finger-play heavy track, “Neon.”

Mayer’s set was filled with guitar solos, short Kanye-esque rants and of all of his pop hits such as “Gravity,” “Rosie” and “Your Body Is a Wonderland,” while squeezing in the majority of his magnum opus (Continuum) into the set. Mayer even paid homage to guitar legends of lore with covers of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin,’” Jimi Hendrix’s “Wait Until Tomorrow” and Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads.”



Mayer surprisingly ended the show on piano with the ballad “You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me,” demonstrating his abilities outside of the guitar.

★★★★✩

Setlist

Full Band

“Moving On and Getting Over”

“Queen of California”

“Love on the Weekend”

“Who Says”

“Helpless”

Acoustic

“Stop This Train”

“Neon”

“Your Body Is a Wonderland”

“Free Fallin’” (Tom Petty cover)

John Mayer Trio

“Jam In E”

“Wait Until Tomorrow” (The Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)

“Vultures”

“Crossroads” (Robert Johnson cover)

Full Band Reprise

“Rosie”

“Slow Dancing in a Burning Room”

“If I Ever Get Around to Living”

“Why Georgia”

“Gravity”

Encore

“I’m Gonna Find Another You”

“Still Feel Like Your Man”

Encore 2

“You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me”

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