Walter Trout is on fire right now, ‘Alive’ is the sound of a man resurrected and at the peak of his game following the release of two firecrackers of albums; ‘Alive in Amsterdam’ (2016) and ‘Battle Scars’(2015) – both reached the top pf the Blues Charts and has rejuvenated one of the most formidable bluesmen of our time.
Both albums received an avalanche of praise from BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris & Paul Jones, Vintage TV, Jazz FM, Planet Rock, Team Rock and Total Rock as well adulation from all corners of the press; “As intimate as it gets” declared Classic Rock on the release of ‘Alive in Amsterdam’ whilst that was just the tip of the iceberg. “There’s no doubt, he’s back” said Blues in Britain, Fireworks called it “a very emotional album”, Powerplay followed with a 9/10 review saying it was “Blues at its very best…[and] crackles with energy and electricity right from the start”, Guitarist Magazine bowed down with a 8/10 review proclaiming it was “a rollercoaster ride through some of the most exciting blues your ears will ever witness” and another 9/10 review came from The Blues calling him “a road warrior reborn.”
After a blistering performance at Ramblin Man’ Fair, BluesFest and his October tour last year Walter is back in the UK calling at; Whitely Bay, Glasgow, Sheffield, Lincoln, Warrington, Norwich and Leamingon and he can’t wait as he explains; “We are really looking forward to getting back to the UK and play for all our friends and fans. The band has been playing better than ever lately and we are psyched up! An extra added bonus for our UK fans will be the Trout Brothers Band opening the shows. It is one of the great joys of my life to tour with my family. So we hope to see you all at the shows.”
Walter will be joined on the tour by The Trout Brothers Band; his sons Jonathan and Mike along with honorary brother Adam. Check out more on them here – www.troutbrothersband.com
These reviews highlight the unrelenting and at times emotional stage presence of one of the finest blues rockers ever particularly following his incredible life-saving liver transplant in 2014. Trout shares, “After experiencing the immense impact this has had on me as my body shut-down, and I could not walk, talk or even think about playing or singing, this seems almost surreal. It is like a phantom from another era that is mysteriously re-emerging, and here I stand stronger than I have been for years. It is hard to express how poignant this feels to have my full voice, strength, musicianship and command of musical language back. I am emotionally charged, explosive with feelings, and over the moon excited to re-experience what I love to do – playing for people – engaging them to walk with me through the Blues. My fans showed me so much love, support, and a commitment to help me in my time of need, the moment is here to get back out there and bring the music to each and every one of them who enabled me to see this day.”
A Walter Trout show is not one to be missed.
Mon 1 May – Playhouse, Whitley Bay
Weds 3 May – O2 ABC, Glasgow
Thurs 4 May – City Hall, Sheffield
Fri 5 April – Engine Shed, Lincoln
Sat 6 April – Parr Hall, Warrington
Tues 9 May – Waterfront, Norwich
Weds 10 May – Assembly, Leamington