At this point, if you're stil l a Jack Johnson hater, you're just jealous. He's never sold less than a million records. He makes music


Jack Johnson Coming to The Gorge


At this point, if you're still a Jack Johnson hater, you're just jealous. He's never sold less than a million records. He makes music on his own terms, even if that means he doesn't stray far from the path he began with Brushfire Fairytales (which, let's not forget was originally an indie release on Enjoy Records). He tours when he wants, writes music for Curious George, and makes crafting accessible pop music seem effortless. Yes, and a million other guys bumming around our nation's beaches are better guitarists that he is. If I were one of them, I'd be bitter, too.

Jack Johnson

When: Aug. 22

Where: The Gorge

Cost: $39 via Ticketmaster on March 15

The Entire Press Release:

Seattle, WA – Live Nation welcomes Jack Johnson to the Gorge on Friday, August 22, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

Jack Johnson, the Hawaiian-born musician, filmmaker and surfer announced today the U.S. leg of his World Tour in support of his worldwide #1 record, Sleep Through the Static. With 23 dates already confirmed in the U.S. and Canada, this tour is one of the most highly anticipated tours of the summer. Tickets for most shows will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets and via www.jackjohnsonmusic.com starting March 15th. Jack will be supported by several artists, varying by city, including Rogue Wave, Mason Jennings, Neil Halstead, Money Mark, and Culver City Dub Collective featuring Paula Fuga.

Sleep Through the Static, released by Brushfire Records, sold an impressive 374,000 albums in its first week. This number includes 139,000 digital copies sold through iTunes, more week-one sales than any other record in history. The album debuted at #1 in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland and Singapore and on Japan’s International Chart. And in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Taiwan, the album debuted in the Top 5.

Jack Johnson has found global success on his own terms, without hype or compromise. In the three years since In Between Dreams was released, Jack has been spending time with his family and focusing on the Kokua Hawaii Foundation and its annual benefit concert, the Kokua Festival. The Foundation, headed by Johnson and his wife, focuses on recycling programs and environmental education in Hawaii's schools.

All at Once—Green Global Tour

Jack Johnson and his crew are passionately committed to greening every aspect of this tour in order to minimize environmental impact. Actions taken include fueling tour vehicles with biodiesel, offering eco-friendly tour merchandise and working with venues to reduce waste, recycle and offset carbon emissions.

In addition, Jack Johnson is launching All At Once in partnership with non-profits worldwide. This dynamic new interactive community empowers fans to take action toward a healthier community and planet—based on the concept that individual action, multiplied by millions, creates global change.

The All At Once campaign can be experienced both online at www.AllAtOnce.org and at the Village Green, a focal point of every Jack Johnson concert. Online, fans can become a member of the community, get free downloads, learn how to reduce their environmental impact by carpooling to concerts, reducing plastic use and volunteering. The interactive Village Green is the website brought to life. It educates and activates fans to take action while offering the opportunity to connect personally with local, national, and international non-profits. All donations made by fans to these organizations online or at the concerts will be matched by Jack Johnson’s charity, the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation (up to $2,500 per organization).

“I can’t think of a better reason to put on a concert than to bring people together to create positive change,” said Jack Johnson. “With this year’s tour we are bringing together all of our resources All At Once to give back to each community that we visit.”

The Jack Johnson tour is collaborating with hand-chosen community groups around the world. The following national nonprofit groups will be involved in all of the US concerts. For a complete list of all local community groups visit www.AllAtOnce.org:

Climate Counts www.climatecounts.org

Surfrider’s Rise Above Plastics www.surfrider.org

Vote the Environment www.votetheenvironment.org

HeadCount www.headcount.org

1% For The Planet www.onepercentfortheplanet.org

In addition, fans will be able to offset their carbon emissions that result from traveling to the show two ways: as an extra $.50 opt-in at the time of online ticket purchase, or via an exclusive Jack Johnson offset sticker (available at the show). Proceeds from these contributions will go to the All At Once Carbon Management Portfolio, an offset portfolio created especially for this tour by a team of climate scientists to address the two largest contributors to global warming: burning fossil fuel and deforestation.

Tickets for most shows go on sale on March 15th nationwide and can be booked through all Ticketmaster outlets www.ticketmaster.com or at www.jackjohnsonmusic.com.

For more information about the tour go to www.jackjohnsonmusic.com

For All at Once Community info go to www.AllAtOnce.org

Tickets are $39.00 and go on sale Saturday, March 15 at 9:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com or livenation.com or charge by phone (206) 628-0888, in Eastern Washington at (509) 735-0500, or in Oregon at (503) 224-4400. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.

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