The first date of the The “World Tour”, was performed in Auckland, New Zealand, country that recently suffered a terrorist attack. The shooting brought the cancellation of shows by artists such as Slayer and Phil Anselmobut the show of this american composer was performed in the same way.
Just started the show, Mayer thanked the public for “come and forget the problems this night.”
After that, Mayer performed a medley the famous theme kiwi “Whakaaria Mai” and How Great Thou Art” by Elvis Presley, in which he had the company of dancers of the Haka, a dance typical of the indigenous culture of New Zealand.
The moment was highlighted by various media, as well as some attendees and Twitter users.
in honor of the victims of the New Zealand terrorist attack last week, John collaborated with a Māori group to perform the hymn How Great Thou Art, and they did a traditional haka pic.twitter.com/GkJLArko0H
— ™️ (@IMHERFNOW) March 23, 2019
“Thank you for coming to forget your problems with us tonight?” – @JohnMayer starting his world tour by singing Whakaaria Mai/How Great Thou Art with a kapa haka group. Not a dry eye in the house. pic.twitter.com/NtkCWAOLOy
— Aaron Hape (@AWHape) March 23, 2019
We leave you the video of the presentation by John Mayer in honor of the victims of the terrorist attack in New Zealand: