Monday, July 18, 2011

Change of opening act for John Butler Trio show Thursday

Gomez has cancelled the remainder of its current US tour including dates opening for the John Butler Trio. The John Butler Trio plays The Fillmore (1000 Seaboard St.) Thursday, July 21. The British rock band announced on its website last Thursday that vocalist/guitarist Ben Ottewell lost his voice and doctors advised him to take a complete vocal rest for two weeks. Fellow Gomez member, vocalist/guitarist Ian Ball, will perform solo opening sets instead.

The cancelled shows include a headlining date in Washington, D.C. as well as four with Butler. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show Thursday are $35.25.

If you aren't familiar with Butler, the Australian jam-friendly roots-funk rock outfit is worth checking out. You can hear samples from the group's latest album, 2010's "April Uprising," here.

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