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John Butler Trio:
To describe the John Butler Trio as an "alt-rock band" wouldn't be doing the group justice. While their music does have a predominantly alternative influence, this Australian band combines elements of bluegrass, blues, and roots rock. The resulting sound has made the John Butler Trio a huge tour date draw in Australia, and their latest album, April Uprising, has brought some of that success to the United States. With Australia and the US under their belts, the John Butler Trio are hoping to receive attention from the rest of the world, as they are currently on the Australian leg of 2011 concert dates in the US, Australia, and Europe.
The story of the John Butler Trio begins, of course, with John Butler; although many might be surprised to find that he was born in the United States. When he was eleven, Butler's parents divorced and Butler went with his Australian-born father to live in the town of Pinjarra, in the Peel region of Western Australia. In 1996, he began busking around Fremantle and selling his instrumental demo, called Searching for Heritage. He somehow sold an amazing 3,000 copies of his album on the streets, which earned him regular tour dates at the North Fremantle club, Mojos, in 1998.
The John Butler Trio's popularity received a boost when songs from their 2000 EP, JBT, received massive airtime on the Triple J radio station. Their popularity increased exponentially with the release of Three in 2001. The album won an ARIA for Best Independent Release and went platinum less than a year later, earning the Trio numerous tour dates. The John Butler Trio continued their rise to fame in 2004 with the release of Sunrise Over Sea. The album debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts and went gold inside its first week. The tracks "Zebra" and "What You Want" became unofficial singles for the album and high profile tour dates continued for the John Butler Trio. Butler put forth an even more ambitious effort on the 2007 album, Grand National. The album featured more instruments than any of his previous albums, with the song "Caroline" alone using a twelve-piece string section. The album reached the top of the charts and won Best Blues & Roots Album at the ARIAs that year.
The John Butler Trio's latest album, April Uprising, once again shot to the very top of the ARIA charts. It became Butler's first album to break into the Top 100 of the US charts, debuting at #36. The John Butler Trio is currently playing tour dates in Australia until May 15, including a sold-out show in Bundaberg on May 14. 2011 concert dates will continue on June 25 when they kick off the European leg of their tour dates in Paris. On July 14, the John Butler Trio will head to the United States to play a number of shows, including appearances at some big festivals and tour dates featuring GOMEZ. Tour dates in the US will end on September 4, and the John Butler Trio's concert dates in 2011 will end on September 17 at the Coaster Festival in Gosford, New South Wales. Don't miss this opportunity to catch one of the hottest bands in the world right now and check Eventful for tickets now.