Johnson already planned on attending Bonnaroo. He was there to sit in with ALO. So, festival organizers asked if he was willing fill in for Mumford & Sons. Johnson explains:
"I called my band and asked if they were up for it. Long story short – they are headed this way. I’ve got a lot of lyrics and chords to relearn by Saturday night. I was here to play the first Bonnaroo and it is a very special festival to my band. We are excited to hit the stage again. Get well Ted!"
Jack Johnson will release a new album on September 17th called From Here To Now To You. He recently released the album's first single, I Got You.