After a 2 year break, earnest singer-songwriter John Mayer is hitting the road for a series of North American shows this spring. The just-announced trek begins in Indiana in early April.

Details have also emerged about Mayer's upcoming album. Produced by Mayer and Don Was, the prolific producer and "Walk the Dinosaur" guy, Mayer's fifth album "Born and Raised" is nearing completion. Mayer teased a 60-second clip of lead-off single "Shadow Days"on his official Tumblr before the song hits radio airwaves later this week.

The always charitable Mayer also released details of a partnership with The North California Institute of Research and Education (NCIRE). On the upcoming tour, fans can purchase tickets for a special section of every venue, with proceeds going to the charitable organization. NCIRE focuses on providing help to U.S. veterans who are having difficulty readjusting to civilian life.  The press release also detailed plans to auction front-row seats and a chance to meet John Mayer, also in partnership with NCIRE.

John Mayer Spring Tour Dates:

April 9 – Bloomington, IN (The IU Auditorium)
April 10 – East Lansing, MI (The Wharton Center for Performing Arts)
April 12 – Grand Rapids, MI (DeVos Performance Hall)
April 13 – West Lafayette, IN (Elliot Hall of Music at Purdue University)
April 14 – Detroit, MI (Fox Theatre)
April 17 – Orono, ME (Collins Center for the Arts at University of Maine)
April 18 – Providence, RI (Providence Performing Arts Center)
April 19 – West Point, NY (Eisenhower Hall Theatre)
April 21 – Buffalo, NY (Shea's Performing Arts Center)
April 22 – Wallingford, CT (The Oakdale Theatre)
April 24 – Richmond, VA (Landmark Theater)
April 26 – Tuscaloosa, AL (Tuscaloosa Amphitheater)
April 29 – New Orleans, LA (Jazz & Heritage Fest)
April 30 – Memphis, TN (The Orpheum Theatre)
May 2 – Kansas City, MO (Starlight Theatre)
May 4 – Albuquerque, NM (Sandia)
May 5 – Las Vegas, NV (The Joint)
May 6 – Phoenix, AZ (Comerica Theatre)