Jack Johnson never planned to be a musician. In fact the Hawaii born artist was pursuing his dream of becoming a surfer just like his father, Jeff Johnson. Things however took a different turn when he was involved in an accident. That led to him trying his luck in the music industry and today he is one of the most sought after names on the folk rock music scene.
Johnson began his career in 2001 and so far, he has climbed to the top of Billboard 200 three times thanks to his albums, ‘Sleep through the Static,’ ‘To the Sea’ and ‘From Here to Now to You.’ He has also played gigs all around the world.
Johnson’s much eagerly awaited album, ‘All the Light Above it Too’ has finally been released. This album features a collection of up-beat songs like, Daybreaks and Big Sur. He is now planning to perform the live versions of these two songs along with his other hits as well.
So, grab your Jack Johnson tickets and watch him as he captivates you with his energetic performance.
Early Life & Influences
When Jack Johnson started surfing at the age of five, it became clear that he would one day become a famous surfer. However, things did not turn out well in The Billabong Pipeline Masters. The Better Together singer had an accident that required over 150 stitches on his forehead. Following this mishap, Jack started to think about pursuing music as a career and before long, he began to write songs. Influenced by Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Neil Young, Bob Marley and The Beatles, Johnson also calls Jimi Hendrix as his all-time favorite guitarist.
To get things rolling, Jack Johnson became a part of the band Soil in which he played the rhythm guitar. The group performed all around California and also opened for artists like Dave Matthews and Sublime. Johnson eventually left the band and earned recognition when he wrote and performed the song, Rodeo Clowns alongside G. Love & Special Sauce. The track appeared on the band’s 1999 LP, ‘Philadelphonic.’
A couple of years later in 2001, Johnson made his debut as a recording artist and dropped his album, ‘Brushfire Fairytales.’ This album instantaneously made him a huge star as it went on to sell in excess of one million copies in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. Moreover, it was certified triple platinum in New Zealand and also topped the charts in the country.
Breakthrough & Recognition
Even though Jack Johnson developed a decent fan following with his first three studio efforts, his career reached new heights when he released ‘Sleep through the Static’ in 2008. It became his first LP to reach the number one spot on the Billboard 200. Apart from enjoying massive success in the United States, the album also went on to peak at the top spot in countries like, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and Canada.
In 2010, Johnson repeated the feat with his second chart-topping album, ‘To the Sea.’ The LP got the world talking. It gathered positive reviews from multiple publications like, the Rolling Stone, AllMusic and Entertainment Weekly.
Jack Johnson got international recognition when he released his third consecutive number one studio LP, ‘From Here to Now to You’ in 2013. The album offered three singles, I Got You, Radiate and Shot Reverse Shot out of which the music video of the former song made VH1’s list of the, ‘Top Music Video.’
Apart from releasing hit music, Johnson has also established his name as a filmmaker and has directed, ‘The September Sessions’ and ‘Thicker Than Water.’ On top of that, he has also acted in films ‘Nice Guys Sleep Alone’ and ‘Out Cold.’
Notable Work and Album releases
The Brit Award winner has come out with six studio albums since arriving on the folk rock scene in 2001. His second and third records, ‘On and On’ and ‘In Between Dreams’ are two of his most popular LPs. The latter studio effort peaked at the third spot on the Billboard 200 and was certified multi-platinum in six countries.
Jack has put out one soundtrack album, ‘Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George’ which not only amassed record sales of over one million in the US but also charted at the top spot in the country. Three live and four video albums have also been released by him.
Jack Johnson – What’s Next
After taking a four year break, on September 8, 2017, Jack Johnson finally released his highly anticipated LP, ‘All The Light Above It Too’. The critics gave positive reviews about the album including Rolling Stone which gave it three stars out of five and stated that it is,
“a great album to listen to on the beach, or when having friends and enjoying cocktails.”
Johnson is currently on, ‘All The Light Above it Too Tour’ to promote his sixth studio effort. He started this trek by performing the first two shows at the Huntington Bank Pavilion in Chicago on June 1 and 2. He is still to play more gigs around North America before he jets off to South America and Australia.
His last concert of the tour is expected to be at the Villa Marie Winery in Auckland on December 10, 2017. This is your best chance to watch him perform live so, free up your schedule and enjoy his music by getting your Jack Johnson Concert tickets from here now.