Australian icon John Williamson is celebrating the release of his 52nd album, ‘Butcherbird’, with a national tour of the same name.
The tour will again see Williamson take his audience on a journey through the country, combining humour, romance, environmental issues, travelling songs and campfire stories woven together by the master storyteller’s songs.
New songs such as ‘Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone’ and ‘Looking for a Story’ will bring his audience to tears, balanced by the humour of songs such as ‘When My Horse Came In’ and ‘Simpson Desert’. Never one to shy away from controversy or issues he’s passionate about, ‘Pigs on the River’ will be applauded. ‘Buddy and Slim’ pays tribute to the industry’s founders. It’s no wonder he is one of the most sought-after live performers in Australia.
“I’m still having fun touring. I guess I will keep going until 2020 (my fiftieth year in the industry). My new album ‘Butcherbird’ has come up amazingly well, considering I didn’t plan or promise another of all new songs. Everyone is very excited and so am I! For me, it’s all about entertainment, just like my concerts and I can’t wait to get on the road with this new tour,” John said.
John will release his new album ‘Butcherbird’ in August 2018.