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.