American singer-songwriter John Mayer will perform in Korea for the first time in May as part of an Asia-Pacific tour that will also stop in Japan, Australia and New Zealand, organizers said on Tuesday.
The 36-year-old is known as much for his Grammy-winning albums as his on-and-off relationship with singer and sex-symbol Katy Perry. Mayer's Seoul concert is scheduled for Buddha's Birthday, which falls on May 6, at the Jamsil Subsidiary Stadium in southern Seoul. Mayer is expected to perform many songs from his recent album, "Paradise Valley," according to Hyundai Card, which organized the concert.
"Along with Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz, Mayer is one of the more popular American performers here. There have been passionate calls from his fans to invite him to Seoul for a concert and we finally managed to do it," said an official from Hyundai Card, which actively organizes high-profile events in culture and sports in part of its marketing strategy.
"We are expecting a great show and fans to react passionately to his voice and bluesy guitar riffs."
Since debuting in 2001 with his first album, "Room for Squares," Mayer has sold more than 20 million copies of his six albums so far and hauled seven career Grammy awards, including the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Grammy in 2003 for "Your Body Is a Wonderland."
The concert venue, Subsidiary Stadium of Jamsil Sports Complex is located near exit 6 and 7 of Sports Complex Station, subway line 2. Tickets cost 110,000 to 132,000 won. It will be available at noon on Feb. 12. For more information, call 1544-1555 or visit www.interpark.com.