When John Butler lands on UK shores this week as part of his national tour to celebrate the release of ‘HOME’, it will be with an ARIA #1 Album award in hand, after fighting off Cher and The Living End to take the crown on this week’s Australian chart.

It’s a fitting accolade for Australia’s most successful independent musician to hit #1 for the first time since 2010’s ‘April Uprising’ in a year that has seen Australian independents take more #1 albums in the nation’s chart than ever before.

As one of the first artists of the modern era to prove that you can build an independent career on your own terms, it is yet another trailblazing moment made even more satisfying by the deeply personal and emotive content of the now-officially-hit album ‘HOME’.

“I can’t express how grateful I am to the Australian community of fans that went out and made this album number one,” said John Butler. “With so many massive artists releasing at the moment I really didn’t think we had a chance. I’m just absolutely awe-struck by the love this album is getting and the ever-strengthening relationship I have with my audience after almost two decades. WOW!!! Thank you times a million to all the fans and my amazing team.”

‘HOME’ 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. This album also marks the start of the live Trio expanding into a five-piece, in the form of JOHN BUTLER TRIO + (Dates below).

“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

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