Dan Sultan, October 31, Old Museum Concert Hall, Brisbane: Touring in support of the Rock For Recognition movement, a joint initiative between ANTaR and Oxfam Australia to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Australian constitution. Sultan hopes that by building support for the movement, the public’s awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders will increase. ‘‘Our country is home to the oldest continuing cultures in this world; it’s something for all of us to value and be proud of,’’ he says. Rock For Recognition’s Facebook page says the movement’s aim is to build a community of artists and music lovers who support Constitutional change, promote why it’s needed and inspire many more Australians to join the movement for change. ‘‘Australia’s Constitution is silent with respect to the cultures and languages of Australia’s First Peoples,’’ it says. The tour will take in 14 solo dates as well as four shows with Bruce Springsteen.
The John Butler Trio, November 17, The Zoo, Brisbane: Grant Gerathy joins John Butler and Byron Luiters as the new drummer, percussionist and backing vocalist for The John Butler Trio (pictured). Gerathy, from Byron Bay, has been playing drums since he was 10 years old. He played with Luiters in Ray Mann Three, most recently with Queensland musician Bobby Alu and has recorded with Kelly Slater and Angus Stone to name a few. The trio will play four intimate live shows, including one in Brisbane, this November alongside the upcoming Gorgeous Festival, Queenscliffe Festival and Bluesfest 2014. ‘‘I have been really looking forward to playing these shows for a while now and to be introducing Grant with all his funk and flavours to all our fans is a real thrill,’’ says Butler. ‘‘Grant, Byron and I have been having an awesome time fine-tuning the new album and spicing up our old songs. We can’t wait to bring the love.’’ Tickets go on sale this morning at 9am at oztix.com.au.