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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Robin Trower confirms new album and special guest Joanne Shaw Taylor on UK tour


MARCH/APRIL 2015 UK TOUR
With very special guest
JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
DOVETAILS WITH NEW STUDIO ALBUM
RELEASED 9th MARCH 2015
“Robin Trower’s the British Hendrix.”
– Classic Rock Presents ‘The Blues Magazine’
“One of the most influential guitarists ever,
and respected the world over.”

– Firebrand Magazine
“Trower’s guitar playing rips it up to awesome effect.”
– Classic Rock Presents ‘The Blues Magazine’
British rock guitarist and vocalist Robin Trower returns to UK with a brand new studio album and a nationwide UK tour in March 2015, which follows 2013’s critically acclaimed Roots And Branches album.
Trower’s special guest is guitarist and singer/songwriter Joanne Shaw Taylor.
Photo Credit: © Kevin Nixon
Tickets can be booked online from www.thegigcartel.com or by calling the 24 hour box office on 0844 478 0898.
All tickets are priced £22.50, except London o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (£25).
Joanne Shaw Taylor. Photo Credit: © Adam Kennedy


MARCH/APRIL 2015 UK TOUR
With very special guest
JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR

BOOK ONLINE: www.thegigcartel.com
24 HR BOX OFFICE: 0844 478 0898
Regional Show Tickets: £22.50
London Tickets: £25.00
LINCOLN, ENGINE SHED
Thursday 26th March 2015

Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 0844 888 8766
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, LN6 7TS
www.engineshed.co.uk
BURY ST. EDMUNDS, THE APEX
Friday 27th March
2015
Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 01824 758 000
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3FD
www.theapex.co.uk
BIRMINGHAM, TOWN HALL
Saturday 28th March
2015
Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 0121 345 0600
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Victoria Square, Birmingham, B3 3DQ
www.thsh.co.uk
SALFORD, LOWRY
Sunday 29th March
2015
Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 0843 208 6000
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
www.thelowry.com
CHESTER, LIVE ROOMS
Thursday 2nd April
2015
Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 01244 317171
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
1 Station Road, Chester, CH1 3DR
www.theliverooms.com

 
GATESHEAD, SAGE
Friday 3rd April 2015

Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 0191 443 4661
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
www.sagegateshead.com
GLASGOW, ARCHES
Saturday 4th April
2015
Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 01415 651 000
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL
www.thearches.co.uk
ABERDEEN, LEMON TREE
Sunday 5th April
2015
Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 01224 337 688
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT
www.aberdeenperformingarts.com
STOCKTON, ARC
Tuesday 7th April
2015
Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 01642 525 199
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL
www.arconline.co.uk
YORK, BARBICAN
Wednesday 8th April
2015
Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 01423 502 116
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Paragon St, York, North Yorkshire,  YO10 4AH

www.yorkbarbican.co.uk
SHEFFIELD, CITY HALL BALLROOM
Thursday 9th April
2015
Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 01442 789 789
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Barkers Pool, Sheffield, S1 2JA
www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk
HOLMFIRTH, PICTUREDROME
Friday 10th April
2015
Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Market Walk, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 7DA
www.picturedrome.net 
LONDON, O2 SHEPHERD’S BUSH EMPIRE
Saturday 11th April
2015
Tickets: £25.00 / Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8TT
www.o2shepherdsbushempire.co.uk
CRAWLEY, HAWTH
Tuesday 14th April
2015
Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 01293 553636
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, RH10 6YZ
www.hawth.co.uk
EXETER, CORN EXCHANGE
Wednesday 15th April
2015
Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 01392 665 938
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW
www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange
SALISBURY, CITY HALL
Thursday 16th April
2015
Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 01722 434 434
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Malthouse Lane, Salisbury, SP2 7TU
www.cityhallsalisbury.co.uk
MILTON KEYNES, STABLES
Friday 17th April
2015
Tickets: £22.50 / Box Office: 01908 280800
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire, MK17 8LU
www.stables.org
Photo Credit: © Kevin Nixon
Robin Trower - Biography
Hailed as one of the finest guitarists in rock history, Robin Trower’s career has spanned more than four decades.
Trower spent the early 60’s playing guitar in various London based bands, the most successful being The Paramount who specialised in mostly covers, and released several singles from 1963 and 1965. The Rolling Stones were big fans.  In 1967, Trower received his big break when he joined Procol Harum; and remained a member until 1972.
After leaving Procol Harum, Trower embarked on his solo career, formed a power trio that transformed him into a celebrated guitar innovator.  His early albums share a tough, explosive guitar style mixed with his trademark “soft psychedelia” that made Robin Trower stand out from the rest of the crowd.
Throughout his solo career, Trower has been regarded as the “White” Hendrix due to his uncanny ability to channel Jimi’s bluesy, psychedelic, Fender Strat playing style.
Trower released his solo debut, Twice Removed From Yesterday, in 1973. The album barely left a dent in the US charts, but that would change soon enough with his next release 1974’s Bridge of Sighs. The album skyrocketed into the US Top Ten, peaking at number seven selling a million and a half copies. It still sells 15,000 copies yearly worldwide.
Although Bridge of Sighs was to be his most popular solo release, Trower’s stock continued to rise throughout the mid 70’s, as he became an arena headliner on the strength of such hit albums including 1975’s For Earth Below, 1976’s Robin Trower Live,  Long Misty Days, and 1977’s In City Dreams.
Further releases followed in the 80’s, including a brief stint with ex-Cream bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce which spawned the albums, 1981’s B.L.T. and 1982’s Truce.
The 80’s saw Trower expand his audience with several releases that updated his blues-rock style, most notably on 1987’s slickly produced album Passion).
During the early 90’s, Trower returned back to Procol Harum for a brief reunion (1991’s Prodigal Stranger), before backing ex-Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry on a few releases (1993’s Taxi and 1994’s Mamouna, the latter of which Trower earned a co-producer credit). The 90’s saw Robin consistently touring the USA with his power trio.
In 2002, Trower returned to the production role, linking up with Bryan Ferry again, to work and play on Bryan’s Frantic album. In the following years Trower concentrated on writing and producing film music for releases such as Good Humour Man.
In 2005, Fender are scheduled to release a Robin Trower signature guitar to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stratocaster, along with this there will be a Bridge of Sighs  custom shop Stratocaster, of which only 100 will be made and will mark the legendary album’s 30th anniversary. To celebrate this event, Trower returned to live work in Europe, and has been touring regularly since.

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