Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles, commonly referred to as Where the Light Is, is a live album and concert film by American blues-rock musician John Mayer. Released on July 1, 2008, the album documents Mayer's performance at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California on December 8, 2007, during the promotional tour for his 2006 third studio album Continuum.
The concert in question, which was for the Annual John Mayer Holiday Charity Revue, featured three separate performances: the first an acoustic set by Mayer alone, the second with the John Mayer Trio, and the third with Mayer's regular touring band. The title of the album is taken from a line in the song "Gravity", which was released as the second single from Continuum on January 31, 2007. Where the Light Is was released in a number of formats, including, for the audio album, Compact Disc, LP album and digital download; and, for the video album, DVD and Blu-ray Disc; as well as a 2CD+DVD set. The DVD and Blu-ray bonus material includes footage of Mayer backstage and playing outside on Mulholland Drive.
His acoustic cover of "Free Fallin'," originally by Tom Petty, was released as a single and met with wide critical acclaim.
The songs "No Such Thing" and "Bigger Than My Body" were played on the evening but did not make it to the DVD release for unknown reasons.
Guitarist magazine gave the album five stars, saying the disc proves that "Mayer, 30, is the complete package as a singer, songwriter and guitarist."
In the United States, the album debuted on the Billboard 200 albums chart at number five. and has sold 258,359 copies. The album also debuted in Australia on the ARIA Albums Chart at number 30. It also debuted at number-two on the Top 40 DVD chart. In its second week, the album was certified gold by ARIA for DVD shipments of 7,500 copies. It has since received a double-platinum certification for DVD shipments of 30,000 copies