You know who Jack Johnson is, right? The hippie Californian turned Hawaain, who writes more love songs for his wife than any other artist in history? The king of chill-pop? Well, it turns out that Jack has an eye for up and coming talent as well as his own. He was the inspiration and kind of the curator behind the band ALO, who are based out of Southern California.
They actually met Jack Johson and their soon-to-be band drummer David Brogan while studying at the University of California. Jack saw something special in them and encouraged them to keep making music. David, on the other hand, didn’t just encourage them – he was passionate enough about the band, which was then called Django, to join in.
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Zach, Steve, and Dan knew each other in high school but didn’t decide to make music together until college. When they did they decided that Zach would be on keyboard and sing vocals, Steve would be on bass, and Dan would play guitar. David Brogan, who is friends with Jack Johnson himself, came and went from the band twice – only returning for good in 2002 when the band was ready to release a debut album.
That debut album, Fly Between Falls, was put out on Jack Johnson’s album Bushfire in 2005. That same year ALO went on tour as the opener for the Dave Matthews Band. In the seven years that followed their debut album, they put out three more, Roses & Clover, Man of the World, and Sounds like this. More recent albums include Tangle of Time and Love Songs, though we expect a new one any day now. Speaking of new albums – what kind of new/old song mix do you think they’ll play on tour? There’s only one way to find out.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are ALO tickets?
ALO ticket prices will differ depending on the source and the seats. The best price for ALO tickets is usually around $36 a ticket, and that’s for nosebleed seats! If you want floor seats, or if you’re shopping for tickets at a popular venue, you could easily be looking at a few hundred dollars more.
How to buy ALO tickets?
ALO ticket prices are going to be pretty high if purchased directly from the box office. That means the best way to buy cheap ALO tickets is online through a ticket marketplace. Ticket marketplaces like Gametime are perfect because they put you in contact with resellers looking to move seats at a relative bargain. It’s the safest and most affordable way to get the best price for ALO tickets.
What’s ALO tour setlist?
You never know what’s going to happen at an ALO concert, but here’s the average tour setlist:
- The Ticket
- Speed of Dreams
- Falling Dominoes
- Plastic Bubble
- Shape > Sweet Child
- Try > Ship of Fools
- Room for Bloomin'
- Right Here Right Now
- Animal Part 2
How long is an ALO concert?
With such an epic setlist, you can expect ALO’s performance to last for around 90 minutes, from start to finish. When you take opening acts into account, you’re looking at two to three hours of entertainment.
How much are ALO floor seats?
The best way to see ALO live is up close and personal from the floor, but these seats are always super expensive. The cheap end of floor seats can easily be $50 to $80, and if you’re seeing ALO at a venue with stage pit seats it could be even more pricey.
Of course, there are ways around this. There’s a great strategy for cutting ALO ticket prices on floor seats, and the best part is that it requires you to do literally nothing but wait. Waiting until the last minute can get you some great discounts because resellers with unsold seats don’t make any money. Wait it out and watch those prices drop to something more affordable, and then enjoy your floor seats!