John Butler Trio Australian Tour 2014 Announced

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John Butler Trio Australian Tour 2014 Announced

The John Butler Trio Australian Tour 2014 has been announced.

Having recently completed a quick stint of performances in capital cities, selling out small capacity iconic venues around the country as they introduced new tunes and their new drummer, Grant Gerathy, the John Butler Trio have announced a new trek, their first extensive Australian tour in four years, in support of brand new album, Flesh & Blood. 

The band’s sixth studio release, Flesh & Blood is locked and loaded for a global release date of 7th February, and audiences will get to experience the new John Butler Trio live through March and April. Fans can expect a set list encompassing tracks from their new album ‘Flesh & Blood’ as well as crowd favourites from the breadth of the trio’s catalogue.

‘Only One’, the first single from the album, released on 15th November, offers a fresh take on JBT’s signature sound. Cascading acoustic riffs flow effortlessly over driving rhythms while sun kissed steel drums and an inspirational melody and lyric delivers a quality summer soundtrack.

‘Flesh & Blood’ was recorded in John’s studio ‘The Compound’ in Fremantle, Western Australia, with Jan Skubiszewski (Way Of The Eagle) in the producer’s chair.

“Working with Jan was everything I hoped for and more,” Butler says. ” I really loved his musicianship, ideas, communication skills and the sounds he was pulling. His suggestions were always spot on and he really became the fourth member of the band. His experience with the wide variety of music he’s made and produced was just perfect for the eclectic band we are.”

“I hope [fans] go on a journey with it or take it with them on a journey.” Butler reflects. “I hope it can be the soundtrack for some cool moments in their life and some shit moments in their life and I hope it can be there for them at the ebb of their energy wave and at the crest of it. In the loud times and the quiet times. That would be nice, and I think that’s what all good art’s done for me. It’s been there for me, in one way, or another.”

Brisbane singer-songwriter Emma Louise will be opening shows (except in Hobart) on the tour. Her impressive breakout hit ‘Jungle’ alerted many a music fan and critic alike to her stunningly beautiful voice.

Her debut album ‘Vs Head Vs Heart’ was released in March debuting at # 12 on the ARIA charts, winning QMA’s Album Of The Year and she was nominated for best female artist at the recent ARIA Awards. She spent 2013 busy touring the world and ‘Jungle’ was recently certified platinum in Italy. Watch Emma Louise’s latest video for ‘Pontoon’ here.

In West Australia, The Stray Sisters (Vikki and Donna from The Waifs) will also be joining the line up to make an unforgettable concert experience. Donna and Vikki get back down home not as “The Waifs without Josh” but as The Stray Sisters, rediscovering their love for singing and performing together. It is through harmonising that Donna and Vikki forged a intuitive understanding of each other.

The Waifs was their public vehicle but at home the sisters loved to sing and connect through the songs they grew up with. With The Waifs temporarily out of action and Donna and Vikki living on opposite sides of the world, both felt the desire to return to the stage, inviting audiences to share in the joy of connecting through song. They will be performing new material as well as reworked favourites from The Waifs.

Watch John Butler Trio’s zombie-fied video for ‘Only One’ below.

John Butler Trio Australian Tour 2014

With special guests Emma Louise
(For WA only special guests will be The Stray Sisters [of The Waifs] and Emma Louise.)
(For Hobart Special guests will be Mama Kin only)

Tickets on sale Friday Dec 13th

Thursday 27th March     Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA * Licenced/ Over 18
Tickets available from Oztix |www.fac.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | Usual Outlets

Friday 28th March            Belvoir Amphitheatre, Swan Valley WA * Licenced/ Over 18
Tickets available from Ticketmaster |www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100 | Usual Outlets

Saturday 29th March      Old Broadwater Farm, Busselton WA* Licenced / All Ages
Tickets available from Oztix | www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | Usual Outlets

Tuesday 1st April              Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC Licenced / All Ages
Tickets available from Ticketmaster | www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100 | Usual Outlets

Thursday 3rd April           Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA Licenced / All Ages
Tickets available from Venuetix | www.venuetix.com.au | 08 8225 8888 | Usual Outlets

Saturday 5th April            Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre, DARWIN  ** Licenced / All Ages
Tickets from www.yourcentre.com.au | www.oztix.com.au | www.moshtix.com.au |Darwin Entertainment Centre 08 8980 3333 |Usual Outlets

Monday 7th April             Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD Licenced / Over18
Tickets available from Ticketmaster | www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100 | Usual Outlets

Wednesday 9th April      Newcastle Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW Licenced / All Ages
Tickets available from Ticketek |www.ticketek.com.au  | 132849 | Usual Outlets

Friday 11th April               Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW Licenced / All Ages
Tickets available from Ticketek |www.ticketek.com.au | 132849 | Usual Outlets

Saturday 12th April          Royal Theatre, Canberra, ACT Licenced / All Ages
Tickets available from Ticketek |www.ticketek.com.au  | 132849 | Usual Outlets

Sunday  13th April            Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW Licenced / Over18
Tickets available from Ticketmaster | www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100 | Usual Outlets

Thursday 17th April         City Hall, Hobart, TAS *** Licenced / All Ages
Tickets available from Oztix | www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | Usual Outlets

Saturday 19th April          Bluesfest, Byron Bay NSW
Tickets from www.bluesfest.com.au

* WA shows only – Special guests The Stray Sisters (Vikki and Donna Simpson from The Waifs) and Emma Louise
** JBT headlining One Tropical Day Festival with Pete Murray, Emma Louise and more
***Hobart Show only- Special Guests are Mama Kin


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