With the release of his latest album To the Sea in June, Jack Johnson ironically packed away his surfboard and headed to land for the promotion tour that will make its way to the US next week. The Hawaiian surfer turned songwriter is currently on tour in Europe, performing several shows in Germany, France and the UK before coming to the US July 9th and playing at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA on July 10th. His previous album, Sleep Through the Static (2008) debuted #1 on Billboard album charts and stayed there for three weeks, selling more copies than Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black.
Like his 2008 tour, 100% of the profits from his 2010 tour will be donated directly to All at Once and the Johnson Ohama Charitable Organization. All at Once is a social action network Johnson created where “you can make a positive change in your local and world community”. This year’s All at Once campaign features over 150 non-profit groups and focuses on supporting Sustainable Local Food Systems and Plastic Free Initiatives. Along with living green, Johnson also takes pride in that his family does not own a TV, does not follow current pop culture and lives just steps from the glorious Hawaiian surf. Rolling Stone dubbed Johnson “the world’s mellowest superstar”.
“To the Sea is about trying to go beneath the surface and understanding yourself,” Johnson told MTV News. “I have three kids … so the album is about that. It’s both me as a son of my own father and me looking down at my kids.” The first single from his fifth studio album “You and Your Heart” is a more happy-go-lucky addition to his catalog, an upbeat, guitar-driven song with an encouraging message. Johnson is touring throughout the US from July to October and will wrap up the tour and year in Australia.
Tickets for the next round of Jack Johnson Tour dates are available now! After spending July in Europe, Johnson will return to the US on August 8th to play the Comcast Center (formerly Tweeter Center) in Mansfield, MA.
This “green” tour is encouraging concertgoers to carpool to the show, bring their own bottles of water to refill, and has offered free VIP parking to people who come in hybrid cars. Johnson’s backstage wish list is a far cry from some bands who ask for M&M’s without the green ones, or vodka with a scorpion in it. Johnson’s rider asks for water efficient showers, biodegradable trash bags, recycling containers, and a request that leftover food is donated to local food banks. Additionally, he requests for an “eco-crew” for the parking lot to check air pressure in tires and give fuel efficiency tips.
Catch Jack Johnson’s green tour in a city near you!
Aug. 3: Oro, Ontario (Burl’s Creek Park) Aug. 6: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center) Aug. 7: Camden, N.J. (Susquehanna Bank Center) Aug. 10: Jersey City, N.J. (All Points West Festival) Aug. 12: Raleigh, N.C. (Walnut Creek) Aug. 13: Atlanta (Lakewood Amphitheatre) Aug. 15: Bonner Springs, Kan. (Sandstone Amphitheatre) Aug. 17: Morrison, Colo. (Red Rocks) Aug. 18: Salt Lake City (USANA Amphitheatre) Aug. 20: St. Helens, Ore. (Columbia Meadows) Aug. 21: Vancouver (Thunderbird Stadium) Aug. 22: George, Wash. (the Gorge) Aug. 24: San Francisco (Outside Lands Festival)
Don’t worry this winter weather will be over soon. When the Spring and Summer finally come around, they’ll be some great music to enjoy at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield. Already scheduled to play are Rush, REM, and Tim McGraw. Concert dates are also in the works for Rod Stewart, Radiohead, Dave Matthews, and Jack Johnson. Rumors are also swirling about the possibility of another Police concert, this time at the Tweeter Center.
Once dates are finalized, tickets will be available online at aceticket.com. Stay tuned here for more info as shows are announced for the Tweeter Center and all Boston area venues.
Updated Tweeter Center Schedule: (updated on 3/16/08)
Kanye West – May 15, 2008
Eric Clapton – June 4. 2008
Tim McGraw – June 7, 2008
R.E.M. w/Modest Mouse – June 13, 2008
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – June 14, 2008
Rush – June 15, 2008
Dave Matthews Band – June 24, 2008
Dave Matthews Band – June 25, 2008
Steve Miller Band – July 19, 2008
Vans Warped Tour – July 23, 2008
The Police w/Elvis Costello – July 31, 2008
Jack Johnson – August 6, 2008
Rod Stewart – August 15, 2008
Jimmy Buffett – September 4, 2008
Jimmy Buffett – September 6, 2008
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