John Mayer's recent tour for Battle Studies will not hit Chicago until April, so I had to hop on the road and catch it in Milwaukee. Throughout the tour, he has played an average of 6 new songs which really had me wondering what was going to be left out. It seems if you are looking for anything from Heavier Things you might be disappointed. The only track played last night was Bigger Than My Body. Suprisingly, his first album still has some life in it and the crowd ate them up, especially 3x5 with Bruce Springsteen's I'm On Fire as an intro. Every show has started with Heartbreak Warfare and judging from the merchandise booth, he's going to stick with that for a while.
This show was my 7th, and it really does rank up there due to a few factors. First and foremost were my seats, I was 5th row, slightly to the left. Being that close I often found myself staring at his guitar or drummer, Steve Jordan. Second, was the songs and little changes he made to them instead of playing the album, only louder. Steve Jordan's drum intro to Waiting On The World To Change just shakes the foundation. Half of My Heart ended with bits and pieces of Fleetwood Mac's Landslide. The closer, Gravity ended the night perfectly with Buddy Guy's I Got Dreams To Remember wrapping up what would already be considered a great show. But, the cherry on top was a NEW song that will make this night unforgettable. Let's call it "Everything You'll Ever Be" and it is fantastic. Only 39 days until the show in Chicago, see you there...
1. Heartbreak Warfare
2. Good Love Is On The Way
3. No Such Thing
5. Perfectly Lonely
7. Everything You'll Ever Be
8. 3x5 (I'm On Fire Intro)
9. Waiting On The World To Change (Steve Jordan Drum Solo)
10. All We Ever Do Is Say Goodbye
12. Half Of My Heart (Landslide Outro)
13. Bigger Than My Body
14. Why Georgia
15. Who Says
16. Gravity (I've Got Dreams Outro)