After testing positive for COVID and rescheduling four shows, Jack Johnson returned to the road on Thursday, bringing a taste of Hawaiian paradise to the Windy City’s Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island with support from Durand Jones & The Indications.

Jack John released a new LP, Meet The Moonlight, on Friday, June 24th. Just two and a half hours later, he announced via social media that he had tested positive for COVID and would need to reschedule his concerts Hartford, CT; Camden, NJ; Cuyahoga Falls, OH; and Columbia, MD. Those shows are now scheduled to take place July 11th, 12th, 14th, and 15th. (Support act Durand Jones & The Indications will not perform at the rescheduled dates).

Having made a full recovery, Jack Johnson returned to the road on the road on Thursday, less than a week after sharing his COVID diagnosis.

Durand Jones & The Indications opened the show with a 45-minute set that featured a cover of the Beatles‘ “Don’t Let Me Down”. The R&B/soul ensemble previously opened for Jack Johnson at Jones Beach Theatre on June 22nd and were scheduled to provide support on the dates that were postponed, but the band is unavailable on the rescheduled dates “due to prior engagements.”

Jack Johnson then took the stage and removed any doubt about his health with a riveting 21-song set and five-song encore. The main set began with “If I Had Eyes” from 2007’s Sleep Through The Static. He then performed a familiar combination of his song “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” and The Cars‘ “Just What I Needed” before playing “Taylor”, off of 2003’s On and On. Next came “Upside Down”, which Johnson recorded in 2006 for the soundtrack to the Curious George movie, and “Flake”, from 2001’s Brushfire Fairytales.

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He then finally offered a selection from his new album with “One Step Ahead”, which was followed by a seasonally appropriate cover of Mungo Jerry‘s “In the Summertime”.

After a few more originals that included crowd favorites “Bubble Toes” and “Banana Pancakes”, Johnson played a mashup of “Don’t Look Now” and the Cure‘s “Just Like Heaven”. He then welcomed Durand Jones and company to join him on a cover of Stevie Wonder‘s “A Place in the Sun”, which was a major highlight of the set.

The end of the main set featured a few songs off the new album, including “Costume Party” and the title track, “Meet the Moonlight”.

After a brief encore break, Jack Johnson returned to close out the show with a five-song encore that began with “Do You Remember”, “I Got You”, and “Gone”. He then recounted getting high and losing money to Willie Nelson in a poker game with “Willie Got Me Stoned” and finished the encore with his most streamed song, “Better Together”.

Check out a gallery of photos from Jack Johnson and Durand Jones & The Indications at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, courtesy of photographer Dave Vann, below. To view a full list of Jack Johnson’s upcoming tour dates and purchase tickets, visit his website.

Setlist: Jack Johnson | Huntington Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island | Chicago, IL | 6/30/22 | Photos: Dave Vann

Set: If I Had Eyes, Sitting, Waiting, Wishing/Just What I Needed, Taylor, Upside Down, Flake, One Step Ahead, In the Summertime (Mungo Jerry), Breakdown, Good People, Bubble Toes, Banana Pancakes, Wasting Time, Open Mind, Don’t Look Now/Just like Heaven (The Cure), A Place in the Sun (Stevie Wonder), Costume Party, Inaudible Melodies, Meet the Moonlight, Mudfootball, Rodeo Clowns, Shot Reverse Shot

Encore: Do You Remember, I Got You, Gone, Willie Got Me Stoned, Better Together