John Mayer ended an already emotional tour-opening show at Milwaukee’s Marcus Amphitheatre on a high note when he reportedly dedicated the last song of his set, “A Face To Call Home,” to on-again off-again girlfriend Katy Perry, calling her “my face to call home.”
Mayer hit the stage Saturday to kick off his Born and Raised Tour, his first since undergoing throat surgery last summer. The musician made scant mention of that experience during the show, except at the very end, when he remembered how caring Perry was during his recovery. “[She took the time] to continue to get know me and love me,” he said, according to Rolling Stone.
Mayer and Perry were first spotted together last summer and continued to date on and off until this past spring, when Mayer confirmed the breakup on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Recently, however, Perry told Vogue that her feelings for the crooner have not gone away. “[I] was madly in love with [Mayer],” she said. “I still am madly in love with him. All I can say about that relationship is that he’s got a beautiful mind….Beautiful mind, tortured soul. I do have to figure out why I am attracted to these broken birds.”
But after Perry posted a photo of the two together on the Fourth of July, it seems likely that the two are back together. Mayer’s dedication on Saturday adds more fuel to that fire.
Although Mayer played a multitude of songs from 2012’s Born and Raised during Saturday’s show — the album that the tour takes its name from — he also played four new songs from his upcoming album, Paradise Valley, due to drop in August. Those jams included the single “Paper Doll,” which is rumored to be a response to ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift’s scathing breakup song, “Dear John.”