“We’re just trying to figure out what the future is going to be like,” the guitarist said in See what happens live
In See what happens live On Monday, October 2, Cohen recruited some devoted fans to ask Mayer about the future of Dead & Co., to which the guitarist responded: “We will give shows. I have to believe that we love this music so much that we are going to play the shows. We’re just trying to figure out what that looks like for the future. But everyone has it in their hearts to continue playing.”
Cohen then pitched an idea that seemed hard to reject even on the spot: “Two weeks in the sphere. Call Irving Azoff right now.”
Elsewhere in the show, Mayer went through the usual stuff. WWHL bell, like a game of “Fashion or Trash, Baby,” where Mayer bravely critiques the various outfits she wore in the early 2000s. From a sleazy indie high school look to multiple red carpet appearances wearing jackets velvet and jeans, Mayer was ruthless, destroying the vast majority of his outfits (except for one rather cozy-looking chunky sweater look).
By the end of the game, Mayer had concluded that “t-shirts will always be pretty stable, but we live in a very volatile world for pants.” That, of course, was the perfect setup for Cohen, who joked, “The tops are stable and the bottoms aren’t, that’s what they say!”
Mayer is ready to start the second leg of his first solo acoustic tour tonight, October 3, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The 17-date race will continue throughout the month and will end on November 10 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. The solo tour marks the first time in Mayer’s 20-year career that he has gone on tour without a backing band; Each concert features full acoustic sets, plus electric guitar and piano performances.