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WALTER TROUT ‘I’M BACK’ NOVEMBER 2015 UK TOUR
WALTER TROUT TRIUMPHANTLY RETURNS TO THE STAGE AT LONDON’S ROYAL ALBERT HALL FOLLOWING RECOVERY FROM A LIFE SAVING SUCCESSFUL LIVER TRANSPLANT
Studio Album Featuring All New Material Planned For Autumn
See live footage of Walter’s return to the stage in a video
Tues 17 November – Stockton, Arc – TICKETS
Weds 18 November – Glasgow, ABC – TICKETS
Fri 20 November – Holmfirth, Picturedrome – TICKETS
Sat 21 November – London, Forum – TICKETS
Tues 24 November – Leamington, Assembly – TICKETS
Weds 25 November – Frome, Cheese & Grain – TICKETS
Thirteen months ago Walter Trout underwent an incredible life-saving liver transplant. Last night, at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the esteemed Bluesman took the stage for the first time following a long, arduous path of extensive rehabilitation and recovery. His return to the stage was memorable and emotional as the crowd welcomed him with a standing ovation following 2 more during his performance. His appearance at the Lead Belly Fest kicked off a tour that will take Trout across globe as he resumes his career of fifty plus years in a triumphant return with his ‘I’m Back’ November 2015 UK tour. Trout shares, “I have been dreaming about this moment for so long. 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. Last night was an amazing experience, and although just a taste of what is yet to come, it feels unbelievable to pick up the guitar, step behind the microphone, and feel alive. 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.”
Walter Trout’s 2014 release THE BLUES CAME CALLIN’ captured Trout reflecting on his omnipresent thoughts about mortality and his renewed appreciation for being alive. Amongst the twelve new songs, ten are originals. One is written by John Mayall for the occasion, and the other is a J.B. Lenoir cover. Trout searches his soul on this album and lays it bare allowing the celebration of his career to be infused with new appreciation for life. THE BLUES CAME CALLIN’ was produced by Walter Trout and Eric Corne.
In 2014, Mascot Label Group’s Provogue Records reissued multiple titles from Trout’s career, presented a career spanning documentary, and released an official biography Rescued From Reality – The Life and Times of Walter Trout. Co-written with British music journalist Henry Yates, the manuscript features previously untold stories, and is packed with rare photographs from the Trout’s personal archive.
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