Australian hard rock royalty The Butterfly Effect have announced their fourth studio album – their first in 14 years – will arrive later this year, with an Australian tour set to kick off in late September to celebrate.
While no firm release date has been announced for IV, the follow-up to 2008’s Final Conversation of Kings, it’s set to arrive late this year. Since linking back up with original frontman Clint Boge in 2017 for a reunion tour the following year, the band have released a handful of singles – ‘Unbroken’ back in 2019, ‘So Tired’ in 2021 and ‘Nil By Mouth’ earlier this year.
Of the upcoming record, guitarist Kurt Goedhart said in a statement: “It feels like this is our first album. We’ve had so much time off from each other and The Butterfly Effect music that it all feels new again. It feels fresh, it feels exciting. After we parted ways all those years ago, I never felt the music from us was finished, I knew we had more to give, so it’s amazing to have this opportunity to fulfil these musical journeys.”
Boge added that it was the success of their 2018 reunion tour that inspired the band to get back into the studio. “It seemed like a very natural progression to write and record a new album. We had so many demos and songs left over after Final Conversation of Kings so it would have been a waste not to do something with them.”
The band will kick off an Australian tour in support of IV on Friday, 30th September at Tanks Arts Centre in Cairns. That’ll continue throughout the first half of October, with shows in Townsville, Mackay, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle. They’ll be joined on the road by both Thornhill and Caligula’s Horse.
“I’ve forgotten what it’s like to take a whole albums worth of new songs on the road, it’s going to be fun to see what works out there,” Boge said of the forthcoming run. “One thing I really love and am really excited about is hearing how the songs change, morph and evolve on tour.”
See The Butterfly Effect’s Australian tour dates below. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, 9th June at 9am local time. There’s an early bird pre-sale kicking off tomorrow at 9am you can sign up for here.
The Butterfly Effect IV Australian Tour 2022
Friday, 30th September – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns
Saturday, 1st October – Mansfield Hotel, Townsville
Sunday, 2nd October – Empire Party, Mackay
Thursday, 6th October – Blank Space, Toowoomba
Friday, 7th October – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Saturday, 8th October – UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney
Sunday, 9th October – Uni Bar, Hobart
Friday, 14th October – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne
Saturday, 15th October – Hindley St Music Hall, Adelaide
Sunday, 16th October – Metropolis, Fremantle