Hawaii native Jack Johnson has built his musical brand around breezy tunes and a laidback surfer’s attitude, so it should come as no surprise that the singer-songwriter chose to fill the upcoming summer months with a full-length tour of North America.
The 32-city To the Sea Tour launches its first leg on July 9 at Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT, and continues through the end of the month and a July 25 gig at River’s Edge in Somerset, WI. After a brief break, the venture picks up with another single-month blitz on August 13 at USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, UT, running through an August 26 session at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL.
A third and final leg will take Johnson’s tour busses out to the West Coast for an October 1 engagement at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC. The tour winds down, along with the season, with an October 13-14 run at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA.
Other highlights on the calendar include concerts on July 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY; July 19 at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, ON; August 21 at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh, NC; and October 5-6 at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA.
Public onsales for the trek begin on April 10 in markets across the nation. According to a moderator’s post in the official fan forum, All at Once, ticket face values will be set at $49.50 throughout the tour. The moderator also noted that fans can look forward to the announcement of just one more concert date at the start of onsale week, on April 5.
As with previous tours, Johnson is taking this opportunity to give back to the community. A statement on his official Web site noted that 100 percent of profits from the 2010 tour will go to charity.
The ever-generous Johnson has also revived his Kokua Festival, a fundraiser for the musician’s own Kokua Hawaii Foundation. That two-day fete is planned for Earth Day weekend, April 23-24.
Johnson’s summer-long tour of North America follows close on the heels of his fifth studio album. “To the Sea” is slated for a June 1 release through the artist’s own Brushfire Records label. The first single, “You and Your Heart” will make its radio debut on April 6.
Jack Johnson itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|July 9||Hartford, CT||Comcast Theatre|
|July 10||Mansfield, MA||Comcast Center|
|July 11||Camden, NJ||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|July 13||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|July 14||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden|
|July 16||Virginia Beach, VA||Virginia Beach Amphitheater|
|July 17||Columbia, MD||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|July 19||Toronto, ON||Molson Amphitheatre|
|July 20||Clarkston, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|July 21||Cuyahoga Falls, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|July 23||Noblesville, IN||Verizon Wireless Music Center|
|July 24||East Troy, WI||Alpine Valley Music Theatre|
|July 25||Somerset, WI||River’s Edge|
|August 13||Salt Lake City, UT||USANA Amphitheatre|
|August 16||Bonner Springs, KS||Sandstone Amphitheater|
|August 17||Dallas, TX||Superpages.com Center|
|August 18||The Woodlands, TX||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|August 20||Atlanta, GA||Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood|
|August 21||Raleigh, NC||Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion|
|August 22||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|August 24||Orlando, FL||Amway Arena|
|August 25||Tampa, FL||Ford Amphitheatre|
|August 26||West Palm Beach, FL||Cruzan Amphitheatre|
|October 1||Vancouver, BC||General Motors Place|
|October 2||George, WA||The Gorge Amphitheatre|
|October 3||Ridgefield, WA||The Amphitheater at Clark County|
|October 5 – 6||Berkeley, CA||Greek Theatre|
|October 8||Los Angeles, CA||Hollywood Bowl|
|October 9||Chula Vista, CA||Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre|
|October 10||Phoenix, AZ||Cricket Wireless Pavilion|
|October 12||Irvine, CA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|October 13 – 14||Santa Barbara, CA||Santa Barbara Bowl|