Matt and the band played a groovy set on the beach last Friday to a huge crowd of fans at the Vans US Open of Surfing. Modest Mouse also rocked out that evening as the last of a two day series of free concerts that accompany the surfing contest. Thanks to everyone who put in so much time and effort to make this crazy show a reality!
Don’t forget! This is only the beginning of Matt’s short summer tour, which takes him to Utah and California in August. Check out the location and dates here: http://mattcosta.com/tour/
Matt Costa to perform at Vans US Open of Surfing- July 26
We’ve been looking forward to the Vans US Open of Surfing for ages, and now we have another reason to be excited: the Open announced Matt Costa and a handful of other amazing bands (Modest Mouse, FMLYBND, Twin Shadow, and The Faint) will be playing huge, free concerts on Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26.
This show kicks of a small tour for Costa throughout California and Utah. Check out the tour dates and RSVP here: http://mattcosta.com/tour/
Check out Jack Johnson and director Emmett Malloy’s display of a casual, beautiful day in Hawaii set to Jack’s single “I Got You.” It takes skill to longboard, play guitar, and sing at the same time, but that’s just part of the breezy island lifestyle that Jack embodies.
Bonnaroo is famous for its unpredictability and excitement, but these reached new heights this past weekend. On his way to Tennessee to see fellow Brushfire artists ALO play the festival, Jack was contacted on the Thursday of the big event with a call to action. Ted Dwane, bassist for Bonnaroo headliner Mumford & Sons, was still recovering after surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain just a week earlier and the group could not perform.
Jack, a crowd favorite with a new released single and album on the way, was asked to step up and fill the now vacant spot. Jack called up his band, which hadn’t played together since last year, and spent the weekend practicing, relearning chords, and getting back into performing shape. The band played to a packed audience, chatted with press, snapped some pictures, and generally had a crazy but great time at Bonnaroo.
Thanks to everyone who was a part of this thrilling experience, and get well soon, Ted!
Check out some footage from Jack’s set:
And read up on the massive press coverage this turn of events received:
Trolley Show features Matt Costa, “Walls Like Windows”
Check out Matt Costa’s performance of “Walls Like Windows” featured on the Youtube channel Trolley Show. Trolley Show brings artists aboard the MTS Trolley in San Deigo for “impromptu performances for unexpected travelers.” The track comes off of Matt’s newest, self-titled album which is out now.