Jun 18, 2013
“Johnson and his band overcame tough odds and thorny logistics to headline the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on Saturday night, replacing late cancellation Mumford & Sons. Despite the short notice, they produced a set filled with good humor, mellow vibes and a ton of hits.” - Associated Press
After a last minute cancellation Jack and the band stepped up to the plate and played a headline set in place of Mumford & Sons this past weekend at Bonnaroo. The call came in late Thursday night from Bonnaroo asking if Jack and the band would help out because of a last minute cancellation from Mumford & Sons due to their bassist Ted Dwayne who is recovering from surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. With some clever work from his tour manager and management team, Jack was able to get all the band together, rent stage equipment and rehearse in less than 48 hours to play the first set together since last years Farm Aid.
The night was complete with some classic sing-a-longs, Jack’s newest single, “I Got You”, a new ditty called “Bonnaroo”, and of course a cover by Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”. And if the night hadn’t already gone great, right as Jack finished his encore solo, the skyline was filled with a firework show to wrap up yet another beautiful Tennessee night. Thanks Bonnaroo and get well soon Ted!
Here’s a peek at some of the action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o5OFfBI2no
Read more about the show below:
Jun 18, 2013
For the fall tour, Jack and his production team, alongside Reverb, will continue to pave the way in green touring practices and community engagement initiatives. Tour vehicles will be fueled by domestic sustainable biodiesel wherever possible, concertgoers will be offered mass transportation options, waste reduction measures will be expanded and single-use disposable water bottles will continue to be eliminated backstage. In addition, the tour will source local food from “farm to stage” produce, offer eco-friendly merchandise, provide free water refill stations and invest in community based carbon offset projects. Details coming soon, visit: www.jackjohnsonmusic.com/greening
Through ongoing promotion of the All At Once campaign, Johnson’s fall From Here To Now To You Theater Tour will support over 75 hand-chosen community groups across Europe and North America with direct and matching donations. This year’s All At Once campaign will focus on engaging fans to take action in support of sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives.
Jun 18, 2013
Great friend and talented water cinematographer, Dave Homcy, helped shoot the new lyric video for Jack’s first single off the album, “I Got You”. Check it out here. Stay tuned for the official video premiering soon!
If you missed the news, the album’s first single, “I Got You” is taking off at radio and is now available to purchase on iTunes alongside a full album pre-order. Click here for more info. And if you have not heard the single yet, Listen here
Jun 17, 2013
Jack, Adam, Merlo and Zach will hit the road this Fall in support of their sixth studio album, From Here To Now To You, to be released on September 17th through Jack’s Brushfire Records. Jack and the band will kick off their Theater tour in Europe on September 5th, and return to the States with a headline performance at Life is good Festival on September 22 in Canton, MA. From there, inspired by his solo acoustic Hawaiian Islands Theater Tour last year, Jack will play some of the most beautiful and intimate seated theatres in North America including Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Seattle’s Paramount Theatre and the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. As Jack told Rolling Stone about his 2012 Hawaiian Islands Tour:
"They were the most magical shows," he says. "It gave you the time to tell stories and where the songs came from. I really enjoyed that. I think we're going to mix it up next year with different types of tours, but at least for a lot of it, we're going to try to do some theaters."
With 25 of his 28 fall tour venues in historic theaters, Jack is doing just that. As with all of his tours since 2008, Jack will donate 100% of his tour profits to charity.
Enter for a Chance to Buy Tickets
Tickets for Jack’s upcoming fall tour of North America will be available exclusively through a lottery on http://jackjohnsonmusic.com/tour allowing you a fair shot at getting a ticket to these intimate theater shows. From today, June 17 at 10:00 AM ET until June 24 at 10:00 AM ET, fans can enter the lottery for a chance to purchase up to 4 tickets to the show of their choice. Winners will be selected after June 24th and contacted by email with purchase instructions. In Europe, tickets will be sold through normal ticket outlets. The European shows go on sale to the public this Thursday, June 20th and Friday, June 21st. Please check local show information for onsale times here
Jun 14, 2013
As you may already know Mumford and Sons bassist Ted Dwane had to go in for treatment for a blood clot this week and had to cancel an number of performances including their headlining set for Bonnaroo 2013 this weekend. Jack Johnson has answered the call to fill in for Mumford and Sons and perform a special SURPRISE set. We wil see you this weekend in Tennessee. Our thoughts and prays go out to Ted and the rest of the Mumford and Sons family.
We’re also pleased to announce that Jack Johnson’s performance will be part of the Bonnaroo webcast June 14th – 16th exclusively on Ustream at www.ustream.tv/bonnaroo. Our performance will be streamed live Saturday, June 16th starting at 9:30pm central time, on channel 1. Along with our show will be other great artist performances from Bonnaroo. After the festival, you can catch some of what you missed at www.ustream.tv/bonnaroo.com.