22.03.2010 news

John Butler Trio – April Uprising Album & Summer Tour Dates

April Uprising

To be released April 6, 2010, John Butler returns with his first album in three years. The album finds the multi-platinum Australian artist with a new line up and a new label in the states–yours truly, ATO Records. April Uprising, Butler’s most focused, diverse and accessible album to date has already yelded a No. 1 song on the Australian airplay charts with its first single, “One Way Road.”

April Uprising‘s spirit of renewel and rebirth is the culmination of an especially momentous period in his life. It began with the seemingly innocuous act of cutting his hair and taking a few months off in late 2008. But it was his appearance on the Australian TV series, Who Do You Think We Are (which takes well-known artists and traces their family trees) that turned out to be a life-changing experience, leading him on the personal and spiritual journey that inspired this album. Butler began his voyage hoping to find poets, musicians, and revolutionaries in his past. Instead, he traced his name through generations of hardship to a matriarch who sang for her survival; he traced his Bulgarian ancestry to a forbearer caught up in a violent revolt. Getting to know his ancestors–trailblazers, idealists, and bona fide revolutionaries–helped him build a profound sense of his passions as a writer and musician.

Between the epic opening track, “Revolution,” and a whispered acoustic coda, “A Star is Born,” dedicated to John’s son, April Uprising is an album that combines the personal, the political, and the musically memorable with skill and passion.

Revolution underway!!!

2010-05-20 House Of Blues San Diego CA
2010-05-21 House Of Blues Los Angeles CA
2010-05-26 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR
2010-05-27 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR
2010-05-28 Moore Theatre Seattle WA
2010-05-29 The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC, Canada
2010-06-04 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison CO
2010-06-05 Crossroads Kansas City MO
2010-06-06 Wakarusa Festival Ozark AR
2010-06-09 Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater Des Moines IA
2010-06-10 First Avenue and 7th St Entry Minneapolis MN
2010-06-11 Riviera Theatre Chicago IL
2010-06-13 Bonnaroo Festival Manchester TN
2010-06-15 Central Park SummerStage New York NY
2010-06-17 Penn’s Landing Philadelphia PA
2010-06-18 BoA Pavilion Boston MA

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