Mayer was performing a secret set at the Hotel Cafe in LA on Wednesday (January 4) in support of his forthcoming seventh studio album, ‘The Search For Everything’. Rather than a traditional full release, selections from the album will instead be released in bundles over the next few months – the first batch of songs are set to be released on January 20.
During the secret set, Chappelle joined Mayer on stage as a surprise guest, taking the microphone to perform some covers with the 39-year-old musician. One fan subsequently posted footage of the two performing the 1992 Nirvana song, although Mayer appears to take the lead for the most part – leaving Chappelle to take swigs from a bottle of beer and orchestrate the audience, who sing the words back at the pair.
Watch the footage of John Mayer and Dave Chappelle’s acoustic cover of ‘Come As You Are’ below.
This isn’t the first time in recent memory that Chappelle has covered a song in the live arena. Back in February, the comedian performed a rendition of Radiohead‘s ‘Creep’ at a birthday party held for Erykah Badu – watch footage of the cover here.