by Michael dEstries
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Tour dates spanning the U.S. and Canada were announced today for Jack Johnson’s summer tour; including a collaboration with the new campaign All At Once to help raise money for various environmental groups. As usual, Jack will use several green elements to help reduce the tour’s impact — from vehicles fueled with biodiesel to offering eco-friendly tour merchandise and working with venues to reduce waste, recycle and offset carbon emissions. From the release,

“The All At Once campaign can be experienced both online 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 All At Once collaboration is a pretty cool idea for giving fans a choice when it comes to giving back. Jack is also allowing fans to choose how to offset their carbon emissions from traveling to the show: 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).

As usual, we’re big fans. For a list of upcoming tour dates, check out the full list after the fold!

ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
6/13/2008 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
6/15/2008 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
6/17/2008 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
6/18/2008 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/21/2008 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
6/22/2008 – Somerset, WI – River’s Edge
8/3/2008 – CANADA, Oro, ON – Burl’s Creek Park
8/6/2008 – Mansfield, MA – Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts
8/7/2008 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
8/10/2008 – Jersey City, NJ – All Points West Festival
8/12/2008 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
8/13/2008 – Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
8/15/2008 – Bonner Springs, KS – Sandstone Amphitheater
8/17/2008 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/18/2008 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
8/20/2008 – St. Helens, OR – Columbia Meadows
8/21/2008 – Vancouver, BC – U.B.C. Thunderbird Stadium
8/22/2008 – George, WA – The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/24/2008 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://simpleandgreen.net matt

    I can’t say I’m much of a Jack Johnson fan – other than the Curious George soundtrack! – but this is very cool. I’ll get the word out about this!

  • Jill Kerry

    I love jack, named my 2nd Boxer jack!…I’m 41, so he has fans of all ages.

    current cd has some great cuts..some a lil sleepy…..luv all his other stuff…always turn him way up on my satellite radio!

    3 jack stickers on my ride!

    obviously, i’m still a kid at heart…

    I’ll be seeing jack in OH and MI!

    luv me sum jack!

    he’s hot too eh girls?

  • trina

    have to say I love Jack and will be seeing him at Red Rocks. Can’t wait! My kids love him too!!!! They are huge fans we get in the car to go somewhere and the first thing they ask is “MOM, CAN WE PLEASE LISTEN TO JACK JOHNSON!!!!

  • Jen

    See you at Red Rocks! My husband and I are so excited, we cannot wait. We have never been to a show at Red Rocks, or Colorado for that matter. We have seen Jack before and he is GREAT! The All At Once community is a great place to learn more about organizations and resources available. I have already tried to start things locally to help the environment. I hope it inspires others as well. Every little bit counts!