Last night, Jack Johnson kicked off his first concert since the start of the global pandemic at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in Gilford, N.H. The single-set performance featured sit-ins by his tour openers, Durand Jones & The Indicators, as well as country sensation, Zac Brown.
Johnson started the show with the fluttering 2007 single “If I Had Eyes” off Sleep Through The Static. The surf rocker continued to move through fan favorites tapping “Never Know,” “Flake,” the reggae grooves of “One Step Ahead,” singalong stylings of “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” and more. Eventually, Johnson arrived at the first cover of the evening and delivered a familiar rendition of Sublime’s “Badfish.”
After a few more Johnson staples set openers Durand Jones & The Indicators came on stage to assist the singer/songwriter on Stevie Wonder’s “A Place in the Sun.” The warmth of the day stuck around as the sunset and Johnson performed “Costume Party” and shared the live debut of “Don’t Look Now” off his upcoming album Meet The Moonlight which is set to release in just two days on June 24, 2022. After “I Got You” and “Banana Pancakes” Zac Brown joined Johnson for a cover of Tom Petty’s “You Don’t Know How It Feels.” Brown stayed on stage to help deliver “The Joker / Caress Me Down.” Johnson closed the set with “Mudfoodball” and “Good People.”
After much applause Johnson returned to the stage for a five-song encore starting with “Do You Remember.” He followed with the country and stoner anthem dedicated to Willie Nelson “Willie Got Me Stoned,” which was followed by “Angel” and “Calm Down.” Johnson closed with the track many had been patiently waiting for, “Better Together.”
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook – Gilford, N.H.
June 21, 2022
Set: If I Had Eyes, Never Know, Flake, One Step Ahead, Taylor, Sunsets for Somebody Else, Sitting, Waiting, Wishing, Upside Down, Badfish, Inaudible Melodies, Meet the Moonlight, Breakdown, Bubble Toes, Wasting Time, A Place in the Sun, Costume Party, Don’t Look Now, I Got You, Banana Pancakes, You Don’t Know How It Feels, The Joker / Caress Me Down, Mudfoodball, Good People
Enc.: Do You Remember, Willie Got Me Stoned, Angel, Calm Down, Better Together