Yesterday (October 2), late night TV shows returned to the airwaves. It’s a return to normal for the television landscape, but it’s also a big deal for the music world, as there are regular slots to perform on national television again. To help get started Tonight’s show post-writers strike, Jimmy Fallon exploited John Mayer both for an interview and a performance.
During their conversation (an extended version of which was shared on the Tonight Show YouTube channel), Mayer talked about a sketch he wrote for the show that actually aired (for a fictional product called “Crypto Bismol”). He also recalled the time last year when Questlove (from Tonight Show house band The Roots, of course) played drums for Mayer at Madison Square Garden after Mayer’s regular drummer, Steve Ferrone, was unable to play due to COVID.
Elsewhere, Mayer also discussed his solo tour and the creative freedom that gives him on stage, as well as his recently announced SiriusXM channel, “Life with John Mayer.” After the interview, Mayer took the stage (solo, of course) for a performance of “Shouldn’t Matter But It Does,” from his 2021 album. Rock sobbing.
Discover Mayer’s Tonight Show maintenance and performance above.