BAND & TOUR NEWS
John and the band are currently blazing their way through Europe, doing 59 shows in 64 days, celebrating John's 80th birthday year with their fabulous fans! Starting in Poland in February, building their awesome blues energy with every show, and ending in London on the 19th April. Their chemistry is reaching new heights playing together almost every night for such a long tour, and they're having a blast! Thank you to everyone who has posted comments on our "fanmail" page. So many, like us, amazed at John's energy and vitality at 80 years young! You can check out John's posts from the road on our Official Facebook Page. You will also see photos and other current news. You can't get this information anywhere else!
After this tour the guys will be back home for a short time, but with their new album "A Special Life" due out on 13th May in the US, and 19th May in UK (and various similar dates around the globe) there won't be much downtime!
They will be off on the road again in the US shortly after that with shows in California at the end of May, Canada and the West coast in July, a stop at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in August, and some shows on the East Coast in September. We are posting new dates for the summer in the US regularly so please check on our "tour schedule" page to see if any have been confirmed at a venue near you.
The Fall brings the guys back to the UK for their first comprehensive tour there in quite some time, and they're really looking forward to being able to celebrate John's milestone birthday with fans from his home country! All shows for that tour are now also posted.
We are all excited about John's big year and the new CD and looking forward to hearing your comments as you see them play, and hear their fabulous new album!
As you can see, we have a fabulous new look to our website thanks to our wonderful webmaster Betz from WhirledVisions. We love our new look! Please feel free to let us know what you think by posting a comment on the Fanmail page, or you can email us at email@example.com .
We currently use CD Baby for all Merchandise. If you would like to make a purchase, just click on the "buy" button, and you will be taken to cdbaby.com where you can order the CD/DVD of your choice. It couldn't be easier!
Check out our Fanmail page, where you can leave a comment for John Mayall and his band instantly! We've kept the "Frequently Asked Questions" page for those questions that kept coming again and again. We thank you for all your support over the years!
THE STORY OF OUR LOGO
The original 1970 logo
design by John Mayall
The JohnMayall.Com logo was taken from an original design by John Mayall. This logo, for a short-lived label called "Crusade Records", is on a very rare album, "J.B. Lenoir", that John Mayall assembled for Polygram and includes recordings by Lenoir in Germany as well as interviews with his widow.
Everything on this website is posted with John Mayall's personal input
Long Live The Blues.
2014 ALBUM NEWS
John and the band spent a few days in the studio in November of last year, and came out with an amazing new album titled "A Special Life" due to be released by Forty Below Records on May 13th in the US and May 19th in the UK (and various similar dates worldwide). This eclectic album, which is centered in the blues, has three new songs penned by John and one from band members Greg Rzab and Rocky Athas, as well as covers from some of the greats. CJ Chenier came to join the party on a couple of tracks and adds an exciting extra dimension with his vocals and accordion. It is John's first studio album in 5 years and it is one of his best ever! We will have it available for purchase on our "official store" page on May13th!
HISTORIC LIVE SHOWS VOLUMES 1, 2 & 3
Now available to buy three new CD's featuring never before released live recordings from the '70's to the '90's. These wonderful recordings might have been lost in time had John not decided to go through his old gig cassettes where he found these gems! There are several different incarnations of John's bands recorded here, all great in their own way. Get more info and the chance to buy these great new CD's at: CDBABY
LIVE IN LONDON
After the success of the Eagle album 'Tough', Mayall didn't want to wait too long to record another studio album, so in November 2010 he got the opportunity to capture a live show in London for release through our website. Initially it was offered as a DVD but there were so many requests to have it in a CD format that we released it as a double CD. Both the CD and DVD are now available to purchase on our Official John Mayall Store.
JOHN "JUKE" LOGAN 9/11/46 - 08/30/13:
"Was so sorry to hear of the passing of Juke Logan. He was not only a long standing friend and fellow harmonica player but I still remember the fun times we had when we shared studio time and when I was a frequent guest on his radio show. He put up a brave fight and will be much missed."
-- John Mayall
VICTOR GASKIN 11/23/34 - 7/14/12:
"Just recently learned rather late in the day that my old friend and bass player Victor Gaskin had died. Sad to say, (as far as I know) he was the last surviving member of my Jazz Blues Fusion days. He was not only a great bass player but also a wonderful friend who shared many an adventure on the road. Another sad loss." -- John Mayall
RED HOLLOWAY: We sadly mourn the loss of saxophonist Red Holloway (May 31, 1927 – February 25, 2012). "I always felt that Red never quite got the recognition he deserved. In my opinion he ranks up there with the all time great tenor players. Throughout the years he worked with me, he contributed great solos and took the band to new levels. He was always a pleasure to be around and I can still hear his unmistakable laugh! Truly one of a kind."
-- John Mayall
KEEF HARTLEY: “I got the sad news (27Nov11) that Keef Hartley died of complications from surgery last Sunday. When I think back to all the adventures we had over the years, both on and off the road, it seems hardly possible that my friend of so many years will not be showing up to sit in with any of my bands in the future. His sense of fun and love of life will always remain in my thoughts as special memories. Boy did we have fun! So long my friend, I will miss you.”