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Jack Johnson still packing 'em in on the road (Updated 6/5/14)
The career of laid-back acoustic rocker Jack Johnson is still rolling along like a gentle wave, and he wouldn't have it any other way.
Johnson's latest tour stops, like the one on the beach stage at Hangout Fest in mid-May, only served to reemphasize the feel-good vibe that hangs in the air at one of his shows. Thousands of people packed the sand, many with drinks in hand while singing and swaying along to tunes like "Banana Pancakes," "Flake" and "Wasting Time."
There's no doubt that Johnson, wearing his most formal attire of jeans and a t-shirt at every stop, is content serving up beach anthems as much as guys like Jimmy Buffett (which would explain why Johnson also covered "A Pirate Looks at Forty" at a few of his recent shows). And soon the platinum-selling singer-songwriter will be heading out for a run of dates with the Zeroes, with whom he previously shared a stage (at a show in Mexico).
Johnson's latest road trip is all in the name of promotion for his sixth studio album, "From Here to Now To You," released back on September 17, 2013. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 117,000 copies. He matched the No. 1 feat on the Canadian Albums chart, as well as the US Billboard Digital Albums chart, the Top Rock Albums Chart, Alternative Albums chart and the Folk Albums chart.
If you haven't had a chance to see Johnson yet in 2014, you still have plenty of time. He has dates booked into September, from France to Belgium, Spain to Italy and then over Switzerland, the UK and Japan before returning to North America.
Jack Johnson goes 'From Here To Now To You' (Updated July 26, 2013)
Jack Johnson is gearing up for the release of his sixth studio album, "From Here To Now To You," recorded at Mango Tree Studio in Hawaii. And he's more than just a little excited to show off his first new original songs since 2010's "To the Sea" album.
Johnson has been everywhere lately. The first single from the new album, "I Got You," hit airwaves the second week of June. To coincide with that release, he performed as a headliner at the 2013 Bonnaroo in Tennessee. That was followed by two acoustic shows to premiere other brand new songs in London on June 19th and New York City on June 24th. The London date took place at the famed Tabernacle in Notting Hill, while the New York appearance came at Lincoln Center overlooking Central Park.
Jack and his band members Adam, Merlo and Zach will hit the road this Fall in support of the new album. It will kick off with a Theater tour in Europe on September 5th, then return stateside for a headline performance at the Life is Good Festival on September 22 in Canton, Massachusetts. From there, Jack and the gang will play a series of intimate theaters in North America including Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium, Seattle's Paramount Theatre and the Orepheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
We'd say get your tickets now for a front row seat to Johnson's laid-back vibe and hand-picked guitars, but the previously announced North American dates are all sold out. Tickets for other shows are available via lottery on Jack's website.
About Jack Johnson
Hawaiian native Jack Johnson was riding waves not long after he learned to walk, and was a champion surfer by the age of 17. But when an accident at the Pipeline Master on Oahu's north shore ended his pro aspirations, he turned his passion to guitars and songwriting and never looked back.
Leaving the waves for dry land, Johnson studied cinematography in college at the University of California in Santa Barbara. He produced a surfing documentary which also showcased his flair for songwriting, and not long after one of his songs was covered by G. Love & Special Sauce on the band's 1999 album, "Philadelphonic." With that exposure, and demo material that landed in the hands of French producer J.P. Plunier, Johnson was well on his way to even greater recognition.
Johnson recorded and released his debut album, "Brushfire Fairytales," in 2001. It immediately found an audience outside of Hawaii's surfing communities, and ultimately went platinum as a result. His next four major-label albums would follow suit, and Johnson became known for a repertoire of songs that include, "Upside Down," "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing," "If I Had Eyes," and "You and Your Heart."
Outside of music, Johnson is known for creating the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation to benefit the children of Hawaii and promote environmental awareness. He also lends his support to a number of philanthropic causes, including organizations focused on the arts and music education. One hundred percent of the profits from his 2010 world tour were donated to charity. He played a 7-show acoustic tour of the Hawaiian Islands in the spring of 2012 with John Cruz and Paula Fuga.
Jack Johnson Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|Best of Kokua Festival||2012|
|In the Morning||2011|
|You and Your Heart||2010|
|To the Sea||2010|
|Sleep Through the Static||2008|
|If I Had Eyes||2007|
|Live From the Kokua Festival||2006|
|Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George||2006|
|In Between Dreams||2005|
|Rolling Stone Original||2005|
|A Weekend at the Greek||2005|
|Sitting, Waiting, Wishing||2004|
|On and On||2003|
|2002-02-13: KFOG Private Concert||2002|
|Jack of All Trades||2001|
Top 10 Jack Johnson Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|3||Sitting, Waiting, Wishing||196,639||66,981|
|7||Do You Remember||124,248||47,019|
|8||No Other Way||104,149||40,306|
Jack Johnson Touring all Summer Long
Jack Johnson Tour Dates Concerts Videos Jack Johnson Tour We sure hope that Jack Johnson is resting up right about now, because he has quite the busy summer planned. He’s already announced dates on the other side of the pond, but recent details show Johnson playing a host of shows in North America from May…Read more
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date city state venue 09/01/2014 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 08/31/2014 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 08/30/2014 La Jolla CA Rimac Field at UCSD 08/28/2014 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 08/27/2014 Los Angeles CA Greek Theatre 08/26/2014 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 08/24/2014 Bend OR Les Schwab Amphitheater 08/23/2014 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 08/21/2014 Burnaby BC Deer Lake Park 08/18/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 08/02/2014 Honolulu HI Waikiki Shell 08/01/2014 Honolulu HI Waikiki Shell 07/20/2014 Barnstaple Castle Hill Estate 07/20/2014 London Lnd Eventim Apollo 07/19/2014 Barnstaple Castle Hill Estate 07/19/2014 Barnstaple Castle Hill Estate 07/15/2014 Locarno ?? Piazza Grande 07/14/2014 San Gimignano Piazza Duomo 07/12/2014 Barcelona Catalonia Parc del Forum 07/10/2014 Bilbao Basque Country Kobetamendi Park 07/10/2014 Locarno ?? Piazza Grande 07/04/2014 Werchter Vbr Werchter Park 07/03/2014 Werchter Vbr Werchter Park 07/02/2014 Paris Ile L'Olympia 07/01/2014 Paris Ile L'Olympia 06/28/2014 London Lbh Clapham Common 06/22/2014 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 06/19/2014 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 06/19/2014 Dover DE Dover International Speedway 06/10/2014 Brooklyn NY Prospect Park 06/07/2014 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 06/06/2014 Philadelphia PA Mann Center for the Performing Arts 06/05/2014 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 06/03/2014 Alpharetta GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 06/01/2014 Indianapolis IN The Lawn at White River 05/31/2014 Chicago IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 05/30/2014 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 05/28/2014 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 05/25/2014 Boston MA Boston City Hall Plaza 05/24/2014 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 05/23/2014 Boston MA Boston City Hall Plaza 05/21/2014 Cary NC Koka Booth Amphitheatre 05/20/2014 Saint Augustine FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre 05/16/2014 Gulf Shores AL Gulf Shores Beach 04/26/2014 Saint Augustine FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre 03/05/2014 Santiago RM Movistar Arena
Jack Johnson Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/17/2013 Melbourne Vic Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 12/07/2013 Perth ?? Kings Park 12/05/2013 Auckland ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre 12/04/2013 Auckland ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre 12/03/2013 Auckland ASB Theatre 10/26/2013 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/20/2013 Santa Barbara CA Arlington Theatre 10/19/2013 Los Angeles CA Orpheum Theatre 10/18/2013 San Diego CA Balboa Theatre 10/16/2013 Portland OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 10/15/2013 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 10/14/2013 Vancouver BC Orpheum Theatre 10/12/2013 Oakland CA Fox Theater 10/09/2013 Denver CO Paramount Theatre 10/07/2013 Minneapolis MN State Theatre 10/06/2013 Chicago IL Chicago Theatre 10/05/2013 Indianapolis IN Murat Theatre 10/03/2013 Durham NC Durham Performing Arts Center 10/02/2013 Nashville TN Ryman Auditorium 10/01/2013 Atlanta GA Fox Theatre 09/29/2013 Akron OH EJ Thomas Hall 09/28/2013 Toronto ON Massey Hall 09/26/2013 Upper Darby PA Tower Theater 09/25/2013 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall 09/23/2013 New York NY United Palace Theatre 09/21/2013 Canton MA Prowse Farm 09/21/2013 Saratoga Springs NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center 09/16/2013 London London Roundhouse 09/14/2013 Paris Ile L'Olympia 09/12/2013 Birmingham War Symphony Hall 09/11/2013 Manchester Gtm The Lowry 09/08/2013 London London Hyde Park 09/07/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Heineken Music Hall 09/05/2013 Cologne NW E-Werk
Jack Johnson Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 09/22/2012 Hershey PA Hersheypark Stadium 04/22/2012 Honolulu HI Hawaii Theatre 04/21/2012 Honolulu HI Hawaii Theatre
Jack Johnson Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 10/14/2010 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 10/13/2010 Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Bowl 10/12/2010 Irvine CA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre 10/10/2010 Phoenix AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion 10/09/2010 Chula Vista CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre 10/08/2010 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 10/06/2010 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 10/05/2010 Berkeley CA Greek Theatre - Berkeley 10/03/2010 Ridgefield WA Clark County Amphitheater 10/02/2010 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 10/01/2010 Vancouver BC General Motors Place 08/26/2010 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 08/25/2010 Vail CO Gerald Ford Amphitheatre 08/24/2010 Orlando FL Amway Center 08/22/2010 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 08/21/2010 Raleigh NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek 08/20/2010 Atlanta GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood 08/18/2010 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 08/17/2010 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 08/16/2010 Bonner Springs KS Cricket Wireless Amphitheater - KS 08/14/2010 Commerce City CO Dick's Sporting Goods Park 08/14/2010 Commerce City CO Dick's Sporting Goods Park 08/13/2010 West Valley City UT USANA Amphitheatre 07/25/2010 Somerset WI Rivers Edge 07/24/2010 East Troy WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre 07/23/2010 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 07/21/2010 Cuyahoga Falls OH Blossom Music Center 07/20/2010 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 07/19/2010 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 07/17/2010 Columbia MD Merriweather Post Pavilion 07/16/2010 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 07/14/2010 New York NY Madison Square Garden 07/13/2010 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 07/11/2010 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 07/10/2010 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 07/09/2010 Hartford CT Xfinity Theatre 06/30/2010 London The O2
Jack Johnson Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 11/14/2009 Honolulu HI Hawaii Theatre 11/13/2009 Honolulu HI Hawaii Theatre