Australia’s John Butler Trio announce the release of their sixth studio album and the first with their new line up. Having seen incredible worldwide growth in their popularity over the last few years, the John Butler Trio also announced their biggest European live endeavour to date to support the release of ‘Flesh & Blood’ (released February 3rd).
It’s been nearly 4 years since the release of their last studio album ‘April Uprising’ and in that time John Butler Trio have toured the world to ever increasing audiences, played key roles in fighting environmental causes in Australia, released 2 live albums- Live at Red Rocks and Tin Shed Tales - and most importantly crafted and recorded ‘Flesh & Blood’.
‘Flesh & Blood’ will be preceded by the uplifting and joyous new single ‘Only One’ with its cascading acoustic riffs flowing effortlessly over driving rhythms while sun kissed steel drums and an inspirational melody and lyric delivers a quality launch pad for the album. ‘Flesh and Blood’ captures John Butler Trio working on old strengths and finding new ones even at a time of change. For fans of the band, there is much to take from this, their most accomplished studio album to date.
"I hope they take it with them on a journey. I hope it can be the soundtrack for some great 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 ~ John Butler
The John Butler Trio return to the UK for the first time in 3 years. Since then the band has continued to tour the world cementing its stature as one of the most thrilling live bands on the global touring circuit.
2014 UK tour dates are as follows:
April 25 Vicar Street Dublin
April 26 O2 Academy Glasgow
April 27 Academy Manchester
April 29 Rock City Nottingham
April 30 Brixton Academy London
May 2 O2 Academy Bristol
May 3 Pavillions Plymouth