The talents of John Mayer and Sheryl Crow have converged in a summer concert tour across the United States, and they continue to their last destination together at the Ford Amphitheatre tonight.
John Mayer is fresh off his group project the John Mayer Trio and is out touring to promote his latest solo effort, Continuum, which was released in September. Sheryl Crow is playing off her 2005 record release Wildflower and celebrating her triumph over breast cancer.
Sheryl Crow’s first record, Tuesday Night Music Club, put her on the charts with the hit “All I Wanna Do” in 1993. She found real pop success in the mid-’90s with her self-titled sophomore album. This album gave birth to some of her most famous songs, such as “Change Would Do You Good” and “If It Makes You Happy.”
With his major-label debut Room for Squares, Mayer introduced the hits “No Such Thing” and “Your Body Is A Wonderland.” His following hits include tracks such as “Clarity” and “Bigger Than My Body,” which flooded video countdowns everywhere.
Both artists have a natural talent to create music that is easy on the ears, and each has a steady and reliable sound that has produced hits.
The first single off Continuum, “Waiting on the World to Change,” debuted at No. 25 and peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The record itself debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Crow, coming off the success of Wildflower, wasn’t as lucky with numbers as Mayer, but found her way up to No. 2 on the same chart.
The combination of Mayer’s Eric Clapton-esque sounds and the original, relaxed tunes of Crow make for a good musical marriage on stage. Both artists describe themselves as big fans and speak highly of each other, making for good chemistry.
Tonight’s show is the last date the two powerhouses will perform on the stage together. Crow ends her leg of the tour tonight, while Mayer continues on to end his tour with two more shows in Georgia. There is no information yet on whether Crow or Mayer plan to tour solo again later on this year.
The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Tickets are on sale, and prices range from $24.75 to $60. A portion of the ticket sales will go to breast cancer research, according to RollingStone.com.For more information, check out Ticketmaster.com.