May Music: Mayer mayhem

John Mayer
May 9, 20:00; Royal Arena; 395kr

The American singer-songwriter has been stealing hearts for years with his cynical lyrics but romantic melodies.

And not just the public’s hearts, as he has been romantically involved with Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift (check our her song ‘Dear John’), and it’s fair to say many of these dalliances haven’t ended well, although they have fuelled his output.

But while he might be best known for his poor decision making, impolite manners, filthy mouth and massive ego, he has won seven Grammys.

Touring to promote his eighth album, Search for Everything, this is a return to form for Mayer, whose biggest success to date probably came with the song ‘Your Body is a Wonderland’.

Described by many as a blend of all the genres in which Mayer has been exploring all these years, it has topped the US album charts.

According to Live Nation we can expect a concert “comprised of full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer Trio sets of music”.

The date its getting closer, so get ready to immerse yourself and ‘Dance in a Burning Room’, ‘Wait On the World to Change’, and even though the concert is on a Tuesday night, ‘Who Says’ we can’t enjoy ourselves in the company of Mayer.

Death by Unga Bunga
May 6; 20:00; Musikcaféen, Huset KBH; 70kr
The Norwegian garage rock band have been busy since their formation in 2010, releasing four albums. The last of these, Pineapple Pizza, made a few best overlooked album lists.

Helgi Jonsson
May 12, 20:00; Bremen Teater; 195kr
Despite this Icelandic singer-songwriter’s best efforts, he is best known in Denmark for his work with his wife, the pop singer Tina Dickow. Still, he has also managed three solo albums.





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