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John Mayer

Celebrating 50 Years of Concerts at the WVU Coliseum
March 11, 2004

John Mayer
with Special Guest Guster

Photo of John Mayer playing guitar with 2004 concert date and location.
SHOW DATE: Thursday, March 11, 2004 • 7:30pm
In 2004, John Mayer returned to WVU for his second concert in as many years – this time at the WVU Coliseum. His first show at WVU took place in the Mountainlair Ballrooms just as he was on the verge of commercial success. 

On tour to promote "Heavier Things," his follow up album to his debut "Room for Squares," Mayer performed before an enthusiastic crowd of 4,600 fans. 

"I love going to those places where you can feel the buzz," Mayer told the "Exponent-Telegram" in a phone interview prior to his Coliseum debut. "College towns are so amazingly tightly-packed communities. When you roll into town, we can feel they know we're there. It's very com­pelling to know you are going to leave a mark - whatever that mark is - on a concentrated group of people." 

And leave his mark, he did. "The Dominion Post" described his performance as an unpredictable mix of "old favorites and new improvisations. He interacted with his guitar almost as if it were a real person, telling a story with facial expressions and the sounds of the electric strings." 

The Boston-based trio Guster opened for Mayer and charmed those in the crowd not already captivated with their laid-back, softer pop-rock sound.

See Mayer's complete set list here.
Album cover for Heavier Things with a photo of Mayer and his guitar in black and white.
John Mayer performing at the Coliseum in 2004. Courtesy of the Daily Athenaeum.
Photo courtesy of The Daily Athenaeum