John Mayer went on an impromptu tangent about going to a fan’s hotel room during the Elmont, NY, stop of his “Sob Rock” tour Saturday.
Fifteen minutes into his two-hour performance at UBS Arena, Mayer pointed out that someone in the audience had “a makeshift sign on their iPhone” that read, “Room 2307.”
“That’s all it said. That’s all the information I was supplied with,” he quipped.
“In the back of my mind I was thinking I’d have to go to every local hotel — I’d assume it would be a hotel — knocking on the door of 2307 until I found the person who had the sign ‘2307.’”
The quick-thinking singer and former playboy, 44, then hypothesized how the rendezvous would play out.
“I’d say, ‘Can I come in?’ and you’d say, ‘I guess so,’” he said. “And then I’d walk inside the room and I would sit on a surface, and you would probably sit on a surface not all that close to me because again, you didn’t expect that this would happen.
“And then I would just sit there and I’d go, ‘Can I get a water?’ ‘Oh yeah, let me get you one,’” he continued. “And then it would be silence for like two minutes, and then you would say, ‘I really didn’t think that you were gonna show up.’”
Mayer admitted he would “just love the awkwardness of it” before asking the crowd to join him in “looking after the show.”
The Grammy winner’s concert at the new Belmont Park arena saw him perform 18 songs including hit singles “Your Body Is a Wonderland,” “Gravity” and “New Light,” as well as deep cuts “Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967” and “In the Blood.”
After wrapping up his rescheduled “Sob Rock” tour dates Tuesday at Boston’s TD Garden, Mayer will embark on a summer trek with Dead & Company that kicks off June 11 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and concludes July 16 at Citi Field in Queens, NY.
According to several confirmed reports, Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr. has been arrested and charged with first degree organized fraud and first degree grand theft. The rising actor of Starz’ BMF series is now facing 60 years in prison if convicted.
The 22-year-old son of famed drug kingpin Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory was arrested in Miami for the charges, but being that the ranking of that type of crime in Florida is so high, it’s likely that the feds will be taking over jurisdiction of his case.
First degree organized fraud carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison. Ironically, Big Meech is currently serving 30 years in federal prison for a controlling and overseeing a national cocaine trafficking ring.
TheSoure.com will provide more updates to this story as details develop.
However, on Wednesday, the band canceled their tour-ending gigs in Sacramento (tonight, May 18) and Las Vegas (May 20) after bassist Jeff Ament tested positive earlier this morning.
“This is horrible for everybody involved and we are especially sorry to those out there who have made plans to attend these shows,” Pearl Jam said in a statement of the “heartbreaking news.”“Our attention to staying inside the bubble has been constant. We have truly done all that we could have to remain clear of infection.”
Pearl Jam will be back on the road one month from today to kick off their European tour June 18 at the Netherlands’ Pinkpop Festival. Following the summer abroad, the Seattle legends will return stateside for the second leg of their North American tour in support of Gigaton, an arena trek that begins September 1 in Quebec City.
After getting his own blockbuster biopic, Elton John will be fêted with an official documentary, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years That Made His Legend.
Co-directed by R.J. Cutler and filmmaker — and John’s husband — David Furnish, the movie will be centered around John’s farewell tour, while also looking back at 1970 to 1975, the monumental period when John released 10 albums and scored some of his biggest hits. The doc will also include an array of unseen concert footage from the past 50 years, as well as John’s handwritten journals and present-day footage of the musician and his family.
An exact timeline for the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road hasn’t been announced yet, but the film is expected to hit the festival circuit and get a limited theatrical release. It will then be exclusively available on Disney+.
“What a thrill and an honor it is that David Furnish and I get to create this intimate and unique look at one of the world’s most celebrated artists,” Cutler said in a statement. “As it has for so many others, Elton John’s music has had deep meaning for me for decades, and this opportunity is nothing short of a career highlight and privilege.”
Furnish added, “Elton and I could not think of a better collaborator than R.J. Cutler for a film that represents more than just Elton’s career — it’s his life. From the Troubadour to Dodger Stadium, we knew that R.J. would help guide Elton’s story and its many layers in a way that feels authentic and evocative. We’re ecstatic to be working together.”
John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour will see him traveling through Europe and the U.K. for most of the summer, before he kicks off his final North American leg at the end of July. The run will wrap with three nights at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Nov. 17 through 20. John has additional dates around the world scheduled through 2023.