Surfing troubadour Jack Johnson has included an Oct. 5 performance at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre among a group of new fall tour dates supporting his album “All The Light Above It Too,” set for release Sept. 8.
Tickets will cost $27-$81 and are scheduled to go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, July 21, at LiveNation.com. A series of presales will roll out through the week, beginning at 10 a.m. Monday. Each ticket order will come with a code to redeem a free physical copy of the new album.
Folky Canadian singer-songwriter Bahamas will be the opening act for Johnson in West Palm Beach.
Currently performing a series of sold-out summer concerts on the West Coast, Johnson on Friday previewed his upcoming album with its first single, “My Mind Is For Sale.” The Brushfire Records album, his seventh studio release, is the first in years on which Johnson handled most of the instrumentation, echoing the four-track recordings that launched his career more than 17 years ago.
In a statement announcing the new fall performances, Johnson, the former pro surfer born 42 years ago on Oahu, Hawaii, described the deeply personal nature of the collection.
“This album shares what has been on my mind during the past year or so. A year in which I sailed through the North Atlantic Gyre for a documentary about plastic pollution in the ocean. A year in which Trump was elected as the President of the United States. A year in which I camped, surfed, got stitches, explored, dreamed, shared time and endless conversations with my family and friends ... all of which inspired these songs,” he said. “I usually make sketches of the songs first, then set up a time to actually record the album. This time around the original sketches became the final versions. I didn’t want to lose any of the spirit that a song has in its rawest form.”