John Butler Trio Shares Official Music Video “Wade In The Water”; North American Tour Dates Announced

August 30, 2018 BY Nettwerk


“Butler is a road warrior. Battle-hardened, but enlightened from decades on the go. It’s this unusual ride which gave life to the new project…On it, Butler explores new channels of sound. The LP represents a “genuine creative leap,” with flourishes of electronic and hip-hop production and another dive into his deep well of folk and blues.” – Billboard Magazine

Today, Australia’s highest selling independent artist of all time, John Butler premieres the second installment in a 3-part video series for album track “Wade In The Water” (forthcoming album HOME out September 28 via Nettwerk Records).

Directed by Nick Mckk, produced by longtime collaborator Kester Sappho and filmed in one continuous shot, the video features Butler and son Jahli skateboarding through the the streets in rural Australia. While the first video for title track “Home” showed the competing elements of life on the road and being away from family, the latest chapter captures the uninhibited feeling of cruising indefinitely through uninterrupted, open roads without the distractions and limitations of modern life.

“’Wade In The Water’ is one of my favorite songs off of the album. It’s a soul-searching proclamation and a journey back to myself. The words just kinda fell out and I didn’t really know what they meant for a long time until I stood back and took a look at the song and the passage of time I’d just been through. This song celebrates my love for Led Zeppelin, Hip Hop backbeat, Indian classic music and is one of my favorite songs to play live,” says Butler.

Fans who’ve seen a John Butler Trio gig over recent months – including the recent sold-out show at Denver’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre – have already been treated to sneak previews of some new songs. Following the album’s release, the band will perform the new album to audiences in Australia, Japan, Europe and North America (see dates below).

The John Butler Trio is guitarist/vocalist John Butler, bassist Byron Luiters and percussionist Grant Gerathy. For the upcoming tour, percussionist and vocalist Lozz Benson and keyboard/ vocalist Ben Corbett will join the Trio.

Tour Dates:

Friday, 11/16  Washington DC @ Warner Theatre

Saturday, 11/17  Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

Tuesday, 11/20  New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre

Wednesday, 11/21  Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre

Friday, 11/23  Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre

Saturday, 11/24  Ottawa, ON @ National Arts Centre

Sunday, 11/25  Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

Tuesday, 11/27  Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater

Thursday, 11/29  Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre

Friday, 11/30  Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre

Saturday, 12/1  Pelham, TN @ The Caverns

Sunday, 12/2   Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle

Tuesday, 12/4  Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen

Wednesday, 12/5  New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theater

Friday, 12/7  Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre

Saturday, 12/8  Houston, TX @ House of Blues

Sunday, 12/9  Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

Thursday, 12/13  Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre

Friday, 12/14  Los Angeles, CA @ The Theater at Ace Hotel

Saturday, 12/15  Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

Track List:

  1. Tahitian Blue
  2. Wade in the Water
  3. Just Call
  4. Running Away
  5. Home
  6. Miss Your Love
  7. Faith
  8. Coffee, Methadone & Cigarettes
  9. Tell Me Why
  10. Brown Eyed Bird
  11. You Don’t Have to Be Angry Anymore
  12. We Want More

Pre-order the album here:

About John Butler Trio:

Centered around John Butler’s virtuoso guitar stylings and powerful, progressive lyricism, the band draws upon a remarkable variety of musical genres, spanning folk, blues, funk, classic rock ‘n’ roll, and beyond. The John Butler Trio made their U.S. debut with Three, the first of six albums to receive an American release. Back home, Three would reach Top 30 and achieve platinum sales. The band’s subsequent albums – Sunrise Over Sea, Grand National and April Uprising all debuted at #1 on the Australian album charts. John and the band have gone on to win five APRA awards and seven ARIA awards, including “Best Male Artist” in 2004 and “Best Blues & Roots Album” for 2014’s Flesh & Blood.