Jack Johnson Announces Summer Tour 2017 & Unveils New Song
Jack Johnson has only played a handful of gigs since he ended Summer Tour 2014, but that will change in June and July when he hits the road for 17 shows. In addition, the singer-songwriter has shared a new song called “Fragments.”
Rolling Stone talked to Johnson about the song and his upcoming plans and also premiered “Fragments.” The tune comes from the soundtrack of The Smog Of The Sea, a 30-minute documentary about “the destructive effects of plastic pollution on the world’s oceans.” Johnson said, “Some of [the plastic] is from cruise ships dumping, some of it’s from fishing fleets, a lot of it is blown from land sources, or things are shipped to other countries that are not set up to recycle like we can.” The song “Fragments” was inspired by the subject documented in the film, listen:
Jack Johnson told Rolling Stone he’s aiming to unveil a new album ahead of his Summer Tour, where he expects to road test “fresh material.” The tour is slated to begin at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago on June 2. Johnson and his band will focus on amphitheaters as they visit Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Toronto; Bangor; Mansfield, Massachusetts; Camden; Columbia, Maryland; Forest Hills, New York; Englewood, Colorado; Los Angeles; Santa Barbara; Bend; Quincy, Washington; Burnaby, British Columbia and tour-closers at the Greek in Berkeley on July 26 and Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Amphitheatre in Stateline, Nevada on July 28.