Jack Johnson announces a series of dates sure to excite fans. The first announced the release of the first single off of his upcoming album, made available to the public on April 8, 2022; the second will be the release date for his new full-length album Meet the Moonlight, which will be made available on June 24, 2022; the final dates correspond to his Meet the Moonlight tour, which will begin on 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 this dangerous place where the most extreme and sensationalized opinions have the potential to be heard by so many people… That line in the chorus is about trying to breathe through the noise and get to a calmer place, which seems important when we’re seeing a lot of friends lose trust and grow away from each other because they disagree over some issue or another.”
Listen to the song here:
They precede the album, which is Johnson’s eighth studio album and first full-length release in five years. The album’s producer is Blake Mills of Alabama Shakes and Perfume Genius fame.
In describing the sound they were trying to achieve, Johnson details his correspondence with Mills: “When Blake and I first got in touch we’d send each other playlists, and over time we realized we were drawn to music that sounds effortless despite all the effort put into making it… After a while we got a language together and I gained a trust in him that allowed me to let go, push outside my comfort zone, and get to a sound I really loved.”
On Earth Day, which is on April 22, 2022 this year, Johnson will perform on the Kōkua Learning Farm, “an educational and agricultural destination located in the heart of Haleʻiwa, Hawaiʻi.” The farm is part of Johnson’s project, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, which seeks to promote environmental stewardship. Fans can watch the performance on Earth Day on social media.
Meet the Moonlight Tracklist
- Open Mind
- 3AM Radio
- Calm Down
- One Step Ahead
- Meet the Moonlight
- Don’t Look Now
- Costume Party
- I Tend to Digress
- Windblown Eyes
- 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 Theater * 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 iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre # August 19 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre# August 20 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre # August 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 Amphitheatre # September 1 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre # ADDED September 2 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre # 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 Amphitheatre & September 25 Bend, OR Hayden Homes Amphitheatre ^ SOLD OUT September 26 Troutdale, OR McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater ^ SOLD OUT September 28 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre ^ SOLD OUT September 29 Berkeley, CA The Greek Theatre ^ ADDED October 1 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl % SOLD OUT October 2 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl % ADDED October 4 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl ^ SOLD OUT October 5 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl ^ SOLD OUT October 7 Chula Vista, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre &
* 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, plus special guests Ron Artis II & Thunderstorm Artis ^ with special guests Ron Artis II & Thunderstorm Artis