Butler ditches dreads

John Butler has decided to lop off his dreadlocks after more than 10 years. The front man with Western Australian outfit the John Butler Trio decided to cut off his trademark locks because it was time for a change.

“Yes I finally cut them and it feels great! Been thinking about it for awhile and just had to do it. Although I like dreadlocks, they just weren’t what I was feeling anymore and I needed a change,” Butler said.

“Thirteen years with the same hairstyle gets a bit boring. Feels a bit weird to be actually telling you about it cause it such a personal decision, but I know some of you were attached to them for what ever reason and I thought I'd tell you from the horses mouth (mine that is) and then you wouldn't have to speculate. Anyway I bloody love it!”

Butler and his band are currently on an Australian summer festival tour. Next month the trio will perform at Womadelaide, CMC Rocks the Snowys, and the East Coast Blues & Roots Music festival.

Following their March tour dates, the band will jet off to Japan and the United States for an extensive tour ending in July.

See below for the John Butler Trio’s tour dates.

7 Mar 2008, Womadelaide Adelaide, South Australia 8 Mar 2008, Womadelaide Adelaide, South Australia 9 Mar 2008, Rochford Winery Yarrah Valley, Victoria 14 Mar 2008, CMC Rocks the Snowys 2008 Thredbo, Victoria 15 Mar 2008, CMC Rocks the Snowys 2008 Thredbo, Victoria 16 Mar 2008, Wollongong Botanic Gardens Wollongong, New South Wales 20 Mar 2008, The 19th Annual East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival Byron Bay, New South Wales 1 Apr 2008, Club Quatro Tokyo 4 Apr 2008, Club Quatro Tokyo 5 Apr 2008, Club Quatro Nagoya 6 Apr 2008, Club Quatro Osaka 9 Apr 2008, Pipeline Cafe Honolulu, Hawaii 12 Apr 2008, Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia 13 Apr 2008, Telus Ski Festival Whistler, British Columbia 14 Apr 2008, Starlite Room Edmonton, Alberta 15 Apr 2008, MacEwan Ballroom Calgary, Alberta 18 Apr 2008, Wilma Theater Missoula, Montana 19 Apr 2008, Big Easy Concert House Spokane, Washington 21 Apr 2008, Big Easy Concert House Boise, Idaho 23 Apr 2008, The Catalyst Santa Cruz, California 25 Apr 2008, Coachella Music Festival Indio, California 26 Apr 2008, McDowell Mtn Music Fest Scottsdale, Arizona 29 Apr 2008, House of Blues Dallas, Texas 30 Apr 2008, Stubbs BBQ Austin, Texas 2 May 2008, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest New Orleans, Louisiana 3 May 2008, Beale Street Memphis, Tennessee 6 Jul 2008, Rock Werchter Brussels