Stones Throw Records artist Mayer Hawthorne has received praise from the likes of Snoop Dogg and John Mayer, now he’s seeing support from auto-maker Mazda. The Michigan-born R&B sensation and his band The Country will embark on a fall tour sponsored by Mazda.

Last year, the Los Angeles-based singer and deejay released A Strange Arrangement. “When I Said Goodbye” from that album would later appear in Kanye West’s “We Were Once A Fairytale” video. Mayer is also going to appear on Virginia Hip Hop producer/emcee Nottz‘ upcoming album, You Need This Music, due next month.

The tour dates are as follows:

3-Oct SUN      Ft. Lauderdale, FL       Culture Room     
4-Oct MON     Orlando, FL                 The Social
6-Oct WED     San Antonio, TX          Korova   
7-Oct THU      Dallas, TX                    The Loft        
8-Oct FRI       Austin, TX                   Antones  
11-Oct MON   Memphis, TN               Hi-Tone Cafe
12-Oct  TUE   St. Louis, MO               Firebird       
13-Oct WED   Grand Rapids, MI         Intersection
15-Oct FRI     Toronto, ONT               Opera House  
16-Oct SAT     Philadelphia, PA           Theatre of Living Arts  *
17-Oct SUN    New York, NY              Webster Hall *
18-Oct MON   Brooklyn, NY                Music Hall of Williamsburg  *
19-Oct TUE    Boston, MA                   Paradise Lounge  *
21-Oct THU    Washington DC            Black Cat  *
22-Oct FRI     Atlanta, GA                   Masquerade  *
23-Oct SAT    Birmingham, AL            The BottleTree  *
24-Oct SUN    Nashville TN                Mercy Lounge  *
25-Oct MON   Asheville, NC               The Orange Peel  *
27-Oct WED   Chicago, IL                   Park West  
28-Oct THU    Columbus, OH             The Basement  
29-Oct FRI     Cleveland OH               Grog Shop  
30-Oct SAT    Madison, WI                 Memorial Union Theater
1-Nov MON    Indianapolis IN             The Vogue  
2-Nov TUE     Minneapolis, MN          Varsity Theater
3-Nov WED    Lawrence, KS              Bottleneck
4-Nov THU     Boulder, CO                 Fox Theatre
5-Nov FRI      Salt Lake City, UT         Urban Lounge
7-Nov SUN     Seattle, WA                 Neumo’s
8-Nov MON    Vancouver, BC            Biltmore Cabaret  
9-Nov TUE     Portland, OR                Aladdin Theatre
11-Nov THU   San Francisco, CA        Bimbo’s 365 Club
12-Nov FRI     Los Angeles, CA          The Music Box (Henry Fonda Theatre)