News Exclusive: Jack Johnson Tour Toronto This Summer May 17, 2008
Everyone knows about Jack Zeppelin's reunion show in London, UK this past December. Naturally, it was both magical and nostalgic. And a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity, right?
So NME confirmed late last year that Jack Johnson had plans to go on tour sometime in 2008. Well, a reliable source just gave me a scoop on some Toronto dates. Apparently these dates will be announced shortly...but now you know.
No fancy tour of the U.S., but Toronto will have FOUR dates at Skydome/Rogers Centre this coming August. AMAZING. Hardly any bands play Skydome anymore because it's such a juggernaut of a venue and impossible to fill unless you're, well, Jack Johnson. Or maybe Backstreet Boys.
Stay tuned for an official tour announcement, but for now start saving your dollars (cause you KNOW it's gonna be expensive) and practising your Ticketmaster skills (cause you KNOW people will be flying in from all over North America to be here) for these amazing shows.
^^that's not a rumor, it's a fact. But personally, I don't think it's anything more than a coincidence.
Anyway, I was watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tonight. At the end of the show, Jon said "join us next week, when our guest will be Led Zeppelin". I thought that was pretty interesting; why would they be over on this side of the pond if they're not touring? Surely they didn't come over just for an interview. Like most of you, I'm finding it hard to believe any Zep rumors, but here's to hoping for a world tour in 2009.