News: John Butler Announces Intimate Shows and Festival Appearances

JOHN BUTLER EMBARKS ON ‘HOME’ VICTORY LAP WITH ECLECTIC SOLO SHOWS AND MAJOR FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
Photo – Gary Flink

Australia’s highest selling independent artist of all time, John Butler is rounding out 12 massive months, celebrating the #1 success of his album ‘HOME’ with four solo shows and a handful of festival appearances this November and December. He will then complete his victory lap with a huge party with fans as he returns to the Mainstage at Bluesfest in April next year, to wrap up his biggest year on record.

Having unveiled his eagerly anticipated record HOME on September 28, the Western Australian artist’s seventh studio album was met with rave reviews before debuting at #1 on the ARIA Charts helping to take John’s combined Australian album sales toover 1.8 million, a fitting accolade for one of Australia’s most respected artists, whose latest record explored new sonic territory with expanded instrumentation and experimentation with different genres whilst still retaining the core of the John Butler sound.

The success of HOME was swiftly followed by a 15-date “Coming Home” tour of Australia, which saw John team up with Missy Higgins and Stella Donnelly, selling out shows at outdoor arenas around the country, including two sold out performances at the iconic Sydney Opera House Forecourt, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, the Riverstage in Brisbane, Perth Kings Park, Canberra’s Stage 88 and Margaret River’s Leeuwin Estate to name but a few.
John Butler – Live at Solidays Festival, Paris

Photo – Leesa Ellem
John Butler – Live in Ostrava, Czech Republic

Photo – Leesa Ellem

John Butler – Live at Rock Werchter, Belgium

Photo – Leesa Ellem

John Butler – Live at Red Rocks for the Fifth time

Photo – Wiley Haring

Determined not to slow down, 2018 also saw John Butler release his own podcast series before embarking on an extensive tour across Europe which saw the John Butler Trio + perform at festivals in UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech Republic, France, Germany and Italy. Sell out shows across North America – including headlining for the fifth time at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver – helped round out an enormous year on the road prior to finally coming HOME!

John Butler – Live at Red Rocks, USA

Photo – Glenn Ross

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Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival
Friday 8 November – Ullumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Tickets

Handpicked Festival
Saturday 9 November – Langhorne Creek, SA
With Amy Shark, Missy Higgins, The Teskey Brothers & More
www.handpickedfestival.com


Airlie Beach Festival of Music
Sunday 10 November – Airlie Beach, QLD
www.airliebeachfestivalofmusic.com.au


Sydney Coliseum Theatre
Friday 20 December – Sydney, NSW
Tickets

Bluesfest 2020
Sunday 12 April – Byron Bay, NSW
With Crowded House, Dave Matthews Band, Patti Smith & more
www.bluesfest.com.au