John Butler Trio and Missy Higgins coming home with music history team up
Forget the Avengers: two of our favourite Aussie music icons are joining forces.
The tour’s title comes from eagerly anticipated and imminent new album HOME from John Butler Trio – their first album in four years.
“This album touches on the anxieties and demons I’ve been grappling with since the last album,” says John Butler.
“But it’s also full of joy, hope and redemption, and I’m looking forward to conveying the stories and passion of all of this journey one on one live with fans.”
HOME features the brand new single ‘Just Call’.
“‘Just Call’ is an earnest love song I’ve had for 13 years which I was finally able to finish in these sessions.”
“This is the story of how I found my best friend and partner, out in a small town in the middle of nowhere, in a world of 7 billion people.”
The tour holds a special significance to it, as the two artists’ early careers were closely interwoven.
Higgins was supporting Butler at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion the very night her debut single ‘Scar’ hit #1.
The two won their first ARIA Awards as Best Male and Best Female artists in 2004 and 2005 respectively, and even shared their first Rolling Stone cover together.
“It will be so good to get out of the house and get back on the road alongside John and his band,” says Higgins.
“I have great memories of all those gigs I did with him when I was first starting out and it will be great to play some really special venues together again after all these years.”
The two icons will be supported by rising star Stella Donnelly at all shows, except Margaret River and Albany. Donnelly quickly captivated attention with her debut album Thrush Metal and defiant songs like ‘Mechanical Bull’ and ‘Boys Will Be Boys’.
This special team up promises to be an incredible and unmissable event, so don’t miss the opportunity to see both John Butler Trio and Missy Higgins reunite together and in full swing.
Tickets go on sale Friday 21 September.
HOME comes out Friday 28 September.
JOHN BUTLER TRIO & MISSY HIGGINS COMING HOME TOUR
Fri 25 January – Wignalls Winery, Albany, WA
Sun 27 January – Leeuwin Estate Winery, Margaret River, WA
Fri 1 February – Kings Park, Perth, WA
Sat 9 February – A Day On The Green, All Saints Estate, Rutherglen, VIC
Thurs 7 February – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
Sun 10 February – Stage 88, Canberra, ACT
Thurs 14 February – Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, NSW
Sat 16 February – A Day On The Green, Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley, NSW
Sun 17 February – Park Beach Reserve, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Wed 20 February – Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg Central, QLD (Missy Higgins not appearing at this show)
Thurs 21 February – The Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton, QLD (Missy Higgins not appearing at this show)
Fri 22 February – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD (Missy Higgins not appearing at this show)
Sat 23 February – Tolosa Park, Hobart, TAS (18+)