John Butler will release his first album in three years in the U.S. on April 6. April Rising is the first album to feature the current John Butler Trio: Butler, percussionist Nicky Bomba and bassist Byron Luiters. Recorded in Melbourne, Australia at Sing Sing Studios, April Uprising has already yielded a No. 1 song on the Australian charts with its first single, “One-Way Road.”

According to Butler, “Although many of the tracks for the April Uprising had been written, the experiences that ultimately inspired the album’s title came about through Butler’s incredible journey with the series’ documentary filmmakers. He started the voyage hoping to find poets, musicians, and revolutionaries in his past. Instead, he traced the Butler name through generations of hardship to a matriarch who sang for her survival and he traced his Bulgarian ancestry to a forbearer caught up in a violent revolt. Getting to know his ancestors – trailblazers, idealists and bona fide revolutionaries – helped him to make profound sense of his passions as a writer and musician.”

Butler will tour behind the album this winter. His upcoming North American Promo dates include:

February 8 Montreal, QC—L’Astral
February 10 Toronto, ON—The Mod Club
February 11 New York, NY—Bowery Ballroom
February 15 Chicago, IL—Lincoln Hall
February 16 Boulder, CO—Fox Theatre
February 18 West Hollywood, CA—Troubadour
February 20 San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall