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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.

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