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John Butler Trio
Taft Theatre, 317 E 5th St, Cincinnati, OH
6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show, Buy Tickets
John Butler sees new album Home go #1 in his native Australia, further cementing his title of Australia’s best selling independent artist of all time. It’s yet another trailblazing moment for Butler, made even more satisfying by the deeply personal and emotive content of Home. Here in the U.S., Home grabbed the #5 spot on the Alternative Albums Chart, #2 on the American/Folk Albums Chart, #8 on both the Rock and Independent Albums Charts and #29 Top Current Albums.
Home was released globally on September 28th and takes listeners through an emotive sonic landscape, mirroring the vulnerabilities, joys and tensions of modern life that have shaped the last four years for John Butler. To celebrate the release of Home, Butler shared a new music video for album track “Tell Me Why.”Watch it here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zisQiShKrJQ
“What you’re hearing is the destination but getting here felt like an odyssey; some rite of passage that I couldn’t go around, couldn’t go over, couldn’t go under; I had to go through. This album is my most personal work yet and it feels like taking it on the road to connect with fans directly is the final act of delivering this body of work,” said John Butler. “This album touches on the anxieties and demons I’ve been grappling with since the last album, but it’s also full of joy, hope and redemption, and I’m looking forward to conveying the stories and passion of all of this journey one on one live with fans.
”Fans who’ve seen a John Butler Trio gig over recent months -including the recent sold-out show at Denver’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre – have already been treated to sneak previews of some new songs. Now with the album out, the band has launched their world tour, which started in Australia and will take them through Japan, Europe and North America(see dates below).
Says Butler, “These shows take on an even greater meaning to celebrate not only a #1 album, but also that my community of friends, fans and supporters have achieved this around an album that celebrates self-reflection,triumphs, anxieties, redemption and the lived experience of being human,” said John Butler.“I can’t wait to join our friends around the country to embrace our positivity and humanity.”
The John Butler Trio is guitarist/vocalist John Butler, bassist Byron Luiters and percussionist Grant Gerathy. For the upcoming tour, percussionist and vocalist Lozz Benson and keyboard/ vocalist Ben Corbett will join the Trio.