John Butler fans will have the chance to finally see the acclaimed Aussie musician when he performs at Munro Martin Parklands (MMP) on Saturday 22 May.
Butler returns to the Far North as part of Cairns Summer Sounds after he was forced to postpone his original performance in February due to COVID-19 restrictions in his hometown of Perth.
Cairns Summer Sounds has already welcomed the internationally admired Amy Shark and former Powderfinger frontman Bernard Fanning, with multi ARIA award-winner Tones And I to kick off the second half of the series with a performance on Saturday 8 May at MMP.
Cairns Mayor Bob Manning said Cairns Summer Sounds had been extremely successful to date and looked forward to seeing even more visitors head to the region for the two shows in May.
“At the halfway mark of Cairns Summer Sounds we’ve already had an audience of over 3,000 people come out to see Amy Shark and Bernard Fanning last month at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre.” Cr Manning said.
“Over a quarter of those who attended came from outside of the Cairns region, which has been a welcome boost for our local economy.
“Having these two upcoming performances at MMP also means there’s lots of room for people to spread out and dance, which I am sure everyone will welcome.”
Butler is acclaimed for his live performances – from busking on the streets of Fremantle to playing packed out festivals, arenas and amphitheatres across the globe, including Glastonbury, Big Day Out, Coachella, New Orleans and the Bryon Bay Bluesfest.
Notably, the Cairns show kicks off Butler’s national tour, before he heads abroad for the European leg.
Tones and I is one of the nation’s biggest talents with her breakout single Dance Monkey (released in May 2019) shattering Australian music records.
In November 2019, Dance Monkey became the longest-running number one song on the ARIA Singles Chart, and it has clocked-up over two billion streams.
“To have acts of this calibre in Cairns helps to reinforce the city’s growing reputation as a destination for world class entertainment,” Cr Manning said.
Cairns Summer Sounds is supported by the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and is featured on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
Tickets for the original CPAC John Butler shows remain valid, or purchase via Ticketlink now: www.ticketlink.com.au