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John Butler Trio Announce National 'Flesh & Blood' Tour

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The John Butler Trio recently completed a quick stint of thrilling performances in capital cities selling out small capacity iconic venues around the country as they introduced new tunes and their new drummer, Grant Gerathy.

With the trio’s sixth studio album ‘Flesh & Blood’ locked and loaded for a February 7th global release the band are pleased to announce a national tour, their first extensive Australian tour in 4 years. Tickets for the tour will go on sale Friday December 13th 2013. 

The John Butler Trio's ‘Flesh & Blood’ album tour will take in major capital cities and a host of regional centres throughout March and April 2014. 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 November 15th, 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. It's already been welcomed with open arms by fans and media alike with community and commercial radio, triple j and ABC radio stations around the country embracing the new tune. 

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."  

 ‘Flesh & Blood’ captures the John Butler Trio working up old strengths and finding new ones even at a time of change. For fans, there is much to take from this, their sixth album.  

"I hope they 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 JBT's Flesh & Blood 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. You can check out her 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. Sister connections run deep. 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 harmonizing 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.

JOHN BUTLER TRIO 

Flesh & Blood Tour 

Presented by triple j, MAX and Jarrah Records  

With special guest 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  

March 2014 

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  

April 2014 

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 

JOHN BUTLER TRIO 

'Flesh & Blood' album out Friday February 7th 2014 

www.johnbutlertrio.com | www.facebook.com/johnbutlertrio | twitter.com/johnbutlertrio

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