New tour dates, special concerts and festival appearances for the likes of John Mayer and Keith Urban are in the mix for the daily...

New tour dates, special concerts and festival appearances for the likes of John Mayer and Keith Urban are in the mix for the daily tour recap for this Monday, January 16, as compiled by TicketNews.

After cancelling some shows in 2011 due to a serious throat condition, guitar-slinger extraordinaire John Mayer is getting back in the swing of things with some early 2012 concerts. The singer-songwriter has four dates scheduled thus far: March 15-16 at Global Events Center in Thackerville, OK; March 17 at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX; and April 28 at Jazz Fest in New Orleans, LA. Tickets to the latter festival dates are already on sale. Public onsales open January 23 for the pair of Oklahoma shows.

Country musician Keith Urban has added some scattered dates to his 2012 tour calendar. The singer-songwriter has seven U.S. performances lined up for the coming months, including two newly confirmed Grand Ole Opry performances at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The shows are set for February 3 and March 9 on a calendar that also includes gigs at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (February 11) in Texas, Bayou Country Superfest (May 26) in Louisiana, and Meadowbrook Pavilion (September 2) in New Hampshire.

Foster the People had one of the biggest surprise hits of 2011 with “Pumped Up Kicks.” Fans can see the band on the road in 2012 during an extensive summer tour. Following a batch of overseas dates, Foster’s national itinerary opens with a May 29-30 run on Central Park’s Summerstage in New York, NY. Including those dates, the band has 26 events booked across the United States and Canada. Scheduled sets include June 5 at The Backyard in Austin, TX; June 16-17 at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI; June 30 and July 1 at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA; and July 7 at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV.

Snow Patrol will help North American fans bid adieu to the cold weather with a late winter/early spring tour. The outing features nearly 30 dates booked from March 29 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL, through May 18 at the Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX. Along the way, the band has concerts booked April 6-7 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC; April 17 at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON; April 21 at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL; and May 8 at the Palladium in Hollywood, CA.

Drive-By Truckers have a U.S. and Canadian winter tour on the books for this year. Nearly 20 concert dates are confirmed so far, with the bulk running from March 9 at Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO, through March 22 at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC. There are some earlier performances included on the calendar, though. The Truckers have a set scheduled January 28 at the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival at the city’s Congress Theater, as well as a February 10-11 stand at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN.