Remember Jack Johnson? The super chill Hawaiian guitarist who forever changed the way you think about banana pancakes? He’s back with a new single, an upcoming summer tour and is even promoting a new environmental awareness documentary, for which he scored the music. According to his announcement on Thursday morning, the film highlights the destructive effects of plastic pollution on the world's oceans.
"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 part-time surfer said about his interest working on the film in his announcement interview with Rolling Stone. “Every time I step over the tideline as a surfer, I see the amount of plastic that's starting to gather and the more colorful it's getting, not in a good way. And after a show, I look out and see a sea of plastic – the industry I'm part of is contributing in a major way to this problem. I feel a responsibility."
Fans can stream the thirty-minute documentary online for free by clicking here.
It was his work on the environmental film titled The Smog of the Sea, which inspired his first new music since 2013’s From Here To Now To You. Titled “Fragments,” Johnson write the song for the film with composer Simon Beins, and it could be a precursor to his first new album in almost four years, but fans shouldn’t be holding their breath.
"I tend to not finish an album until the night before the deadline," he commented about the possibility of more new music arriving in the near future. "This time I don't owe anybody any records. That's the hard part."
The singer also announced his first headlining tour since 2014 on Thursday morning, and it was pointed out in the interview that the 41-year-old musician has hopes of releasing some new music before he hits the road for a two-month run of North American shows starting on June 2.
As far as expecting to hear more new songs on the upcoming 17 date tour, Johnson commented, "we're suckers for getting people dancing; at the same time it's fun to play new ones."
Jack Johnson Summer Tour Dates
June 2 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
June 3 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
June 4 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
June 7 - Bangor, ME - Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
June 9 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
June 10 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
June 11 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 14 - Forest Hills, NY - Forest Hills Stadium (Click Here For Tickets)
July 14 - Englewood, CO - Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (Click Here For Tickets)
July 16 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
July 17 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl (Click Here For Tickets)
July 18 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl (Click Here For Tickets)
July 20 - Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheatre
July 22 - Quincy, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre
July 23- Burnaby, BC - Deer Lake Park
July 26 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
July 28 - Stateline, NV - Harvey's Lake Tahoe Amphitheatre