Tuesday, 14 August 2012

John Butler announces - “Tin Shed Tales” for North Queensland fans!

Share a night of tales and songs with one of Australia’s most iconic singer songwriters
Earlier this year John Butler returned to his roots performing a series of solo concerts across the country. Aptly titled “Tin Shed Tales”, the tour was a huge success and a rare opportunity to hear the music of this iconic artist in a raw and intimate setting. John Butler is pleased to announce he will be bringing his Tin Shed to Mackay, Townsville and Bundaberg this September/October. Tickets go on sale on August 20th, please see all tour details below.

The incredible recreated Tin Shed setting making its way to North Queensland creates the perfect atmosphere for a unique show up close and personal with his fans. Decked out with a collection of personal art pieces, vintage skateboards and vintage guitars, these items are laid out in his shed at home where he draws inspiration for his art and songwriting.

In December last year John decided to put on a surprise concert for his fans in Perth. The unplugged acoustic show was announced a day before the performance and with only 300 seats available it sold out in under seven minutes. He shared many anecdotes with the audience and performed songs from his vast catalogue spanning across all five albums. Thus the “Tin Shed Tales” concept came to life.

Check out ‘Revolution’ taken from the “Tin Shed Tales” special Christmas performance at the Subiaco Arts Centre - WA

The Tin Shed Tales North Queensland tour will feature special guest Mia Dyson who will open and participate in the shows.

Regarding the North Queensland tour John Butler said today,

“Unfortunately I couldn't bring the Tin Shed to Queensland on the last run. It felt weird like we had forgotten to invite dear friends to a party. So I am stoked to be bringing the solo show over and completing the circle. QLD family have always held a special place in my heart. They're always so passionate and giving as an audience. I can't wait.”

John will unveil some brand new songs alongside tracks from his extensive catalogue on the “Tin Shed Tales” tour. Fans can now relive this live experience with a recently released double live CD from shows recorded in Western Australia during the earlier tour this year, the CD will be on sale at shows.

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch the most intimate performance this versatile artist has ever undertaken. It will be a unique experience for any music lover.

JOHN BUTLER – TIN SHED TALES - North Queensland tour dates
With special guest – Mia Dyson
Tickets on sale Monday August 20th - All shows are All Ages. Ticket Price is $50 + b/f.

Sunday September 30th       Mackay Entertainment Centre, Mackay  QLD
Tickets from Mackay Ent Cent - online & venue http://www.mackayecc.com.au               
Mackay Tix (Box Office): 07 4961 9777 - Opening hours: Mon – Fri : 9am - 4.30pm; Sat: 10am - 1pm

Monday October 1st                      Townsville Civic Theatre, Townsville, QLD
Tickets from Ticketshop Tel: 07 47 27 9797 www.ticketshop.com.au         
Wednesday October 3rd - Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg, QLD
Tickets - In person at the venue - Telephone Enquiries (07) 4130 4100
Event Booking Hours at the venue: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:00pm. Accept cash, EFTPOS, Mastercard, Visa and cheques (up to 14 days prior to a show). Please make cheques payable to Moncrieff Entertainment Centre. Or online http://bundaberg.qld.gov.au

NB: these Festival dates feature the JOHN BUTLER TRIO not the solo Tin Shed show

*Saturday September 29th         Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD  -  www.caloundramusicfestival.com              

*Sunday 28th October   Rock It Festival, Perth, WA  www.heatseeker.com.au                   

*Monday December 31st                     Peats Ridge Festival, NSW - www.peatsridgefestival.com.au