Jack Johnson Plans Hawaiian Benefit

Hawaiian singer/songwriter Jack Johnson will headline a benefit concert on Jan. 3 in Oahu, Hawaii. The event will also feature performances by Michael Franti & Spearhead, DJ Logic, Makana and Amy

Hawaiian singer/songwriter Jack Johnson will headline a benefit concert on Jan. 3 in Oahu, Hawaii. The event will also feature performances by Michael Franti & Spearhead, DJ Logic, Makana and Amy Hanaiali'I & Willie K. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

The goal of the concert is to raise funds for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, which works to preserve Hawaii's natural environment. Some funds have been earmarked to start school recycling and gardening programs on Oahu, in the hope that similar programs will eventually be implemented throughout the state.

As previously reported, Johnson has two releases on the horizon for Nov. 25 via his Brushfire label. The first is a DVD of the surfing film "Thicker Than Water," which will be accompanied with a 14-track soundtrack featuring two newly recorded songs.

Johnson is in the midst of a tour of Australia and New Zealand, which hits Christchurch on Friday (Nov. 14).

Here are Jack Johnson's tour dates:

Nov. 14: Christchurch, New Zealand (Town Hall)
Nov. 16: Brisbane, Australia (Convention & Exhibition Centre)
Nov. 18-19: Melbourne (Palais Theatre)
Nov. 20: Torrensville, Australia (Thebarton Theatre)
Nov. 22: Yallingup, Australia (Caves House Hotel)
Nov. 23: Perth, Australia (Arena Joondalup / Rock-It Festival)
Jan. 4: Oahu, Hawaii (Kualoa Ranch)