April Uprising

John Butler Trio

  1. Revolution
  2. One Way Road
  3. C’Mon Now
  4. I’d Do Anything
  5. Ragged Mile
  6. Johnny’s Gone
  7. Close To You
  8. Don’t Wanna See Your Face
  9. Take Me
  10. Fool For You
  11. To Look Like You
  12. Steal It
  13. Mystery Man
  14. Gonna Be A Long Time
  15. A Star is Born
Album Notes


Global sensation John Butler Trio returns with a new power trio and a new label (ATO!) for its first studio album in three years, April Uprising, a potent mixture of rock, hip hop, and reggae/dance hall dominated by Butler’s incredible guitar playing and thoughtful, intelligent lyrics. The first single, “One Way Road,” is already climbing the Triple A charts and the accompanying video is set to premiere on VH1
Featuring new bandmates Nicky Bomba (drums and percussion) and Byron Luiters (bass), the newly revitalized JBT recorded the album at Butler’s studio The Compound in Western Australia with long-time engineer Robin Mai. April Uprising captures the chemistry of the new trio, who found themselves with a whole new musical palette in the can–  playful and explosive, rhythmically complex and melodically immediate, charged with new purpose but more committed than ever to the principles of classic song craft.

Check out the music and more at www.johnbutlertrio.com and videos at JBT’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/jbtdotcom.  Butler will also be the featured musical guest on NPR Weekend Edition this SAT, April 10. Check NPR for local times: http://www.npr.org/



Thursday 20                            San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Friday 21                                 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Wednesday  26                       Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Thursday  27                          Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Friday 28                                Seattle, WA @ Moore Theater
Saturday 29                           Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

Friday  4                                 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater *
Saturday 5                             Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads
Sunday 6                                Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Festival
Wednesday  9                        Des Moines, IA @ Simon Estes Amphitheater
Thursday 10                           Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Friday 11                                 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater
Sunday 13                              Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
Tuesday 15                            New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage **
Thursday  17                          Philadelphia, PA @ Penn’s Landing  **
Friday  18                               Boston, MA @ Bank of America Pavilion ***

*6/4 with Medeski Martin & Wood and State Radio
**6/15, 6/17-18 co-bill with State Radio
***6/18 ­ State Radio closes the concert




John Butler Trio

Live At Red Rocks