After a series of border closures, last minute postponements and unavoidable delays, John Butler, has officially announced the details of his forthcoming national tour this May and June.
Having already announced shows in Toowoomba, Bundaberg and Cairns – which have now been rescheduled for late May – the multi-ARIA award winning artist has now unveiled plans for a series of intimate live shows in iconic theatre venues down the east coast, including Brisbane, Cairns, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne, followed by a Perth and regional city tour of WA.
While February and March saw the multi-ARIA award winner playing alongside The Teskey Brothers, Cat Empire, Boy and Bear and Montaigne in a huge celebration of roots, folk and Latin sounds as part of the Summersalt Festival through many regional areas, the new national tour will focus on beautiful city theatres for a more intimate setting.
“I’m REALLY REALLY looking forward to this tour. It’s been a wacky ol’ year for all of us in so many ways and to be able to go out and play music for the community AND myself feels like a bit of good healing. Said John Butler “When I take a look around the world and see how hard some folks are doing it at the moment this feels like a huge privilege.”
John will start in the Newcastle Civic Theatre, a long term favourite followed by his first ever appearance at the incredible State Theatre in Sydney. This will go some way to make up for the Covid affected cancellation of Summersalt Festival in Bella Vista. He will then wing it to Queensland where he will perform for the first-time in Brisbane’s hallowed concert hall at QPAC.
On to Cairns for the first of three rescheduled shows. This will now be an outdoor concert at the stunning Munro Martin Parklands. Mid week shows will feature concerts at Gladstone Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg’s Moncrieff Entertainment Centre and Rockhampton’s favourite Pilbeam Theatre, followed by the last of the rescheduled shows at The Empire Theatre, Toowoomba.
The East coast tour will conclude at one of John’s favourite venues, The Palais Theatre in St Kilda, Melbourne, with plans afoot to film the evening for a later global broadcast for John’s international audience.
And then back to WA for a run of shows including Albany, Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Mandurah, Perth’s amazing Concert Hall, Geraldton and concluding with an outdoor concert for John’s first ever show in Exmouth. He will be joined on all WA shows except Esperance and Kalgoorlie by very special guest Mama Kin.
In this brand new live show, John will be sharing stories from the road and from his heart and playing songs from his vast catalogue which spans almost a quarter of a century!
As long term John Butler fans you will be able to access tickets via a Facebook Event pre sales in each city from Friday 9 am local time.
Please go to John Butler Trio Facebook page on Wednesday morning from 9am, find the city event you wish to attend and click interested or going.
You will be notified by Facebook on Friday morning with a ticket link for purchasing tickets.
Cairns, Bundaberg and Toowoomba shows already have tickets on sale.
The public will be access tickets on Monday 19th April, if the presale allocations have been exhausted.
WEDNESDAY 19 MAY – NEWCASTLE CIVIC THEATRE – NEWCASTLE, AWABAKAL, NSW
THURSDAY 20 MAY – SYDNEY STATE THEATRE – SYDNEY, EORA NATION, NSW
FRIDAY 21 MAY – QPAC – BRISBANE, YUGGERA, QLD
SATURDAY 22 MAY – MUNRO MARTIN PARKLANDS – CAIRNS, YIDINJDJI, QLD – ON SALE NOW
TUESDAY 25 MAY – GLADSTONE ENTERTAINMENT CONVENTION CENTRE – GLADSTONE, GURENG GURENG, QLD
WEDNESDAY 26 MAY – MONCRIEFF ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – BUNDABERG, GURENG GURENG, QLD – ON SALE NOW
THURSDAY 27 MAY – PILBEAM THEATRE – ROCKHAMPTON, DARUMBAL QLD
SATURDAY 29 MAY – EMPIRE THEATRE – TOOWOOMBA, BARUNGGAM QLD – ON SALE NOW
SUNDAY 30 MAY – PALAIS THEATRE – ST KILDA, BOONWURRUNG VIC
WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE – ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – ALBANY, MINANG, WA
FRIDAY 11 JUNE – ESPERANCE CIVIC CENTRE – ESPERANCE, WUDJARI, WA
SATURDAY 12 JUNE– GOLDFIELDS ARTS CENTRE – KALGOORLIE, WANGKATHAA, WA
WEDNESDAY 16 JUNE– MANDURAH PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE – MANDURAH, PINJARUP, WA
SUNDAY 20 JUNE – PERTH CONCERT HALL – PERTH, WAJUK, WA
TUESDAY 22 JUNE – QUEENS PARK THEATRE – GERALDTON, AMANGU, WA
FRIDAY 25 JUNE – FEDERATION PARK, EXMOUTH – THALANYJI, WA