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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Walter Trout Returns To The Stage At London's Royal Albert Hall



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WALTER TROUT TRIUMPHANTLY RETURNS TO THE STAGE AT
LONDON'S ROYAL ALBERT HALL FOLLOWING RECOVERY
FROM SUCCESSFUL LIVER TRANSPLANT
Studio Album Featuring All New Material Planned For Fall Release Globally
Video From The Royal Albert Hall: http://smarturl.it/WT-RAH-YT

London, UK --- Thirteen months ago Walter Trout underwent a successful 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.  The crowd welcomed him with a standing ovation, followed by two more during his performance.  This event was staged to benefit the Shooting Star Chase Children's Hospice Care, and with Trout's altruistic commitment to participate in events that benefit good causes, this made the evening more meaningful than ever.

The Lead Belly Fest appearance kicked off a tour that will take Trout across the globe as he resumes his career of fifty plus years.  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 will make appearances across Europe and North America in the coming months.  His first announced U.S. date sold-out months ago, and will be staged at a venue where he has a long history - The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA on July 10.  Confirmed appearances include:
7/05     Thunder Bay, ON                                           Thunder Bay Blues Festival
7/10     San Juan Capistrano, CA                                The Coach House
7/15     Ottawa, ON                                                    Ottawa Blues Festival
7/16     Gravenhurst, ON                                            Peter's Players
7/18     Kansas City, MO                                            Knucklehead's Saloon
7/19     St. Louis, MO                                                 Old Rock House
7/21     Davenport, IA                                                 Redstone Room
7/23     Sioux City, IA                                                Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
7/25     St. Paul, MN                                                   Lowertown Blues Festival
7/26     Omaha, NE                                                     Playing With Fire @ Miller's Landing
7/29     Bay Shore, NY                                               Boulton Center
7/30     Shirley, MA                                                    Bull Run
7/31     Norfolk, CT                                                    Infinity Music Hall
8/01     Wilmington, DE                                              Riverfront Blues Festival
8/02     Annapolis, MD                                               Ram's Head
8/04     New York, NY                                               B.B. King's Blues Club
8/05     Sellersville, PA                                                Sellersville Theatre
8/07     Niagara Falls, NY                                           Bear's Den @ Seneca Casino
8/08     Wheeling, WV                                                Heritage Blues Festival
8/09     Auburn Hills, MI                                            Callahan's
8/11     Cleveland, OH                                                Beachland Ballroom
8/12     Grand Rapids, MI                                           Blues on the Mall
8/14     Chicago, IL                                                     Buddy Guy's Legends
8/15     Wausau, WI                                                    Big Bull Falls Blues Festival
8/22     Taos, NM                                                        Taos Blues Festival
9/10     Las Vegas, NV                                               Big Blues Bender
9/11     Las Vegas, NV                                               Big Blues Bender
9/26     Huntington Beach, CA                                   Huntington Beach Library Theatre
11/17   Stockton, UK                                                  Arc
11/18   Glasgow, UK                                                  ABC
11/20   Holmfirth, UK                                                Picturedrome
11/21   London, UK                                                   Forum
11/24   Leamington Spa, UK                                      Assembly
11/25   Frome, UK                                                      Cheese & Grain
11/28   Amsterdam, Netherlands                                Carre
12/01   Hamburg, Germany                                        Fabrik
12/02   Berlin, Germany                                              Kesselhaus
12/03   Bochum, Germany                                          RuhrCongress
12/06   Munich, Germany                                           Feriheiz

Walter Trout recently entered the studio to record an album of all new material that will be released this Fall.  His prior effort, 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.  An EPK can be screened here: http://youtu.be/btiS6ijncMk.

Last year, 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. It documents an initially blissful childhood, shattered by divorce, abuse, and violence.  As the story unfolds, it leads us through Walter’s life of heartache, poverty, living on the street and being “the only white guy” struggling in famous blues bands in LA in the late 1970’s.  Walter reflects on his time in the 1980’s when nobody cared to hear the blues, to being “discovered” and having long-time gigs as a hard-playing and hard-drinking and drugging globetrotting sideman with Canned Heat and John Mayall.  The book chronicles how Walter eventually became drug-free, broke out on his own and embarked on a solo career in 1989.


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