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- Posted on Feb 1st 2010 3:15PM by Charley Rogulewski
Unless the heavens decide to wreak havoc on Oahu, Johnson and his band -- Adam Topol, Merlo Podlewski and Zach Gill -- will have the follow-up to 2008's 'Sleep Through the Static' ready by the June 16 kickoff date to their summer world tour. With the band hard at work since mid-January, the first single from the untitled effort, which will drop on Johnson's own Brushfire Records, is expected to surface in April.
While Johnson's month-long world tour doesn't include any North American stops, his annual Earth Day weekend Kokua Festival will take place April 23-24 in Honolulu. Ziggly Marley, Taj Mahal and local Hawaiian acts Jake Shimabukuro and Anuhea round out the festival bill. All proceeds go toward the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a non-profit started by Johnson and his wife that promotes environmental education.