Jack Johnson announces a series of dates that are sure to excite fans. The former has announced the release of the first extract from its next album, made available to the public on April 8, 2022; the second will be the release date of his new full album Meet the moonlight, which will be available on June 24, 2022; the definitive dates correspond to its Meet the moonlight tour, which kicks off June 21, 2022 in Gilford, NH.
The single “One Step Ahead” is available on all digital platforms and was released with a video. Johnson was quoted describing the song: “We’re at a point where human nature hasn’t changed, but the technology around us has changed dramatically, and it’s getting to that dangerous place where the most extreme and most great things have the potential to be heard by so many people… This line from the chorus is about trying to breathe through the noise and get to a quieter place, which seems important when we see a lot of friends losing confidence and drifting away from each other because they disagree on some issue or other.
Listen to the song here:
They precede the album, which is Johnson’s eighth studio album and the first full album in five years. The album’s producer is Blake Mills of Alabama Shakes and Perfume Genius fame.
Describing the sound they were trying to achieve, Johnson details his correspondence with Mills: “When Blake and I first contacted each other, we were sending each other playlists, and over time we realized that we were drawn to music that sounded effortless despite all the effort to make it… After a while we learned a language together and I gained a confidence in him that allowed me to let go, to get out of my comfort zone and get a sound that I really liked.
On Earth Day, which takes place on April 22, 2022 this year, Johnson will perform at Kōkua Learning Farm, “an educational and agricultural destination located in the heart of Haleʻiwa, Hawaiʻi.” The farm is part of Johnson’s project, the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, which seeks to promote environmental stewardship. Fans can watch the Earth Day performance on social media.
Meet the moonlight Track list
- Open mind
- 3am radio
- A step ahead
- Meet the moonlight
- don’t look now
- costume party
- I tend to digress
- Eyes blown by the wind
- any wonder
Meet the moonlight 2022 tour:June 21 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion * June 22 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre* June 24 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion* June 25 Camden, NJ Waterfront Music Pavilion * June 26 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre* June 28 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center* June 30 Chicago, IL Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island* July 2 Clarkston, MI Pine Knob Music Theatre* July 3 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Music Center* July 5 Toronto, Canada Budweiser Stage* July 8 Marshfield, MA Levitate Music and Arts Festival August 18 West Palm Beach, FL Financial Amphitheater iTHINK# August 19 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre# August 20 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheater # Aug 21 Raleigh, NC Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek # August 23 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion # August 24 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater # August 26 Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion # August 27 Del Valle, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater # August 28 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion # August 31 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater# September 1 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater #ADDED September 2 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheater # September 4 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys# September 5 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys# ADDED September 24 George, WA Gorge Amphitheater & September 25 Bend, OR Hayden Homes Amphitheater ^ SALE September 26 Troutdale, OR McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater ^ SALE September 28 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theater ^ SALE September 29 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theater ^ ADDED October 1 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Bowl % SALE October 2 Los Angeles, California Hollywood Bowl % ADDED October 4 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl ^ SALE October 5 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl ^ SALE October 7 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheater &
* With special guests Durand Jones & The Indications# With very special guest Ziggy Marley & With very special guest Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, plus special guests Ron Artis II & Thunderstorm Artis % With very special guests Lake Street Dive, as well as special guests Ron Artis II & Thunderstorm Artis ^ with special guests Ron Artis II & Thunderstorm Artis