John Butler Trio Tour Schedule
Since forming in Fremantle, Australia in 1998 the John Butler Trio have established
themselves as one of the premiere alternative rock and jam bands in the world, rocking millions across the globe. Jam bands
have a reputation for putting on some of the most electrifying shows in all of music and the John Butler Trio are definitely
no exception. Their fresh brand of roots rock and alternative rock sounds amazing on their albums but there is no way to fully
appreciate a jam band like the John Butler Trio without seeing them live. Be sure to catch a show on the John Butler Trio's
current tour to see what all the buzz is about.
The John Butler Trio kick off their February North American tour with
two shows in New York City, the first on February 3rd at the Bowery Ballroom and the next on the following night at Music
Hall of Williamsburg. The band then moves on to Toronto before two nights in Chicago at Vic Theatre on February 7th and 8th.
Shows in Minneapolis, Missoula, and Seattle follow before John Butler Trio has another pair of shows in Vancouver, British
Columbia at Commodore Ballroom on February 15th and 16th. The band then makes their way to Portland and Los Angeles before
wrapping up their tour at House of Blues in San Diego on February 23rd. Keep an eye on StubHub for all the latest info on
John Butler Trio's tour.
About the Band
After beginning his career in music as a busker, John Butler brought
in Jason McGann and Gavin Shoesmith to complete the John Butler Trio in 1998. They released their debut album, John Butler,
in December of the same year. In 2000 they released a four song EP, JBT, which had shorter songs in hopes of getting them
played on the radio. They began touring more regularly and continued to win over audiences and get more airplay. The band
has released five studio albums: John Butler, Three, Sunrise over Sea, Grand National, and April Uprising. Additionally, they
have released three live albums: Living 2001-2002, Live at St. Gallen, and Live at Red Rocks. They have long been known for
their tremendous live shows and the live records give a taste of what their performances are like but nothing can hold a candle
to actually seeing the John Butler Trio live. They continue to record and tour and are one live act no music lover can afford
While their EP JBT was able to get some of John Butler Trio's songs played on the
radio, the most important thing that EP accomplished was to get the band some big time gigs. One such gig was at Byron Bay's
2000 East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival where during the band's second set more than 3,000 fans rushed into their
tent to escape the rain. A full on jam band dance party broke out and the band won over several new fans. Following that the
band went on to record new albums which found their way both onto the radio and into the hands of more music lovers. Their
2001 release Three won the Australian Recording Industry Association award for Best Independent Release, the first of several
awards which the band would go on to win in Australia. Before long the John Butler Trio had become one of the biggest bands
in Australia and was making their mark in other countries around the world including the United States and Canada.
At long last the day has come and you and your friends are heading out to see the world's premiere
jam band, the John Butler Trio, live. When the band finally takes the stage you are immediately aware that they have something
special in store. As the opening notes to one of their hit songs from John Butler, Three, Sunrise over Sea, Grand National,
or April Uprising ring through the venue the crowd begins dancing along and will not be stopping until the last song of the
final encore is through. Always known to have a few tricks up their sleeve, maybe the John Butler Trio break into a well known
cover as the night wears on, or do some incredible re-arrangements of well known hits. Song after song, you and thousands
of other John Butler Trio fans continue dancing and singing along. There is a sense of brotherhood in the air as everyone
is absorbed in the music and the good vibes from the stage permeate the crowd. No other show in rock offers this type of experience
and by the tie the night is over you are contemplating following the band to the next stop on their tour.
band's last three albums, Sunrise over Sea, Grand National, and April Uprising all achieved platinum status in Australia and
with their next record Flesh and Blood slated for a release in 2014 you can anticipate yet another platinum album for the
John Butler Trio.