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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Walter Trout - Alive In Amsterdam - Performance of "I'm Back"





Walter Trout announces new release, ‘ALIVE in Amsterdam’, recorded live in Amsterdam
on the blues legend’s comeback tour & released June 17th on Mascot/Provogue.
Battle Scars World Tour to hit the US and Europe this year.

To be released June 17th on Mascot/Provogue, ‘ALIVE in Amsterdam’ is the sound of a man announcing his resurrection after a period on the ropes. As Trout’s army of international fans are painfully aware, recent times have taken the bandleader to the brink, following a bleak diagnosis of life-threatening liver failure and hepatitis C in 2013. Trout’s rebirth began with a successful transplant in May 2014, and gathered pace with 2015’s ‘Battle Scars’: the acclaimed studio album that channeled his near-death experience into raw autobiographical songs.

Walter Trout has never sounded so alive. The date is November 28th, 2015. The location is Amsterdam’s opulent Royal Theatre Carré. And the occasion is a live performance of the blues-rock legend at full-throttle. “We were rocking,” remembers Trout of the comeback concert captured on ‘ALIVE in Amsterdam.’ “If people are expecting a laid-back show, that’s not what they’ll get. This is potent stuff…”        

Yet for this lifelong road-warrior, a return to the stage was always the ultimate goal. And last summer, as Trout headed out on a comeback tour that blew the roof off venues from the Royal Albert Hall to Buddy Guy’s Legends club in Chicago, every fan in the house saw that the man wasn’t just back, he was better than ever. “That whole tour was kinda triumphant for me,” Trout reflects. “Just to be back, after what I went through. But also to be playing with a renewed energy and commitment.

With songs pulled from every era of his five-decade career, the ‘ALIVE in Amsterdam’ set is potent stuff indeed, from the stinging Luther Allison cover “I’m Back,” to the plaintive B.B. King tribute “Say Goodbye To The Blues,” which builds from neck-tingling guitar swells to a stunning virtuoso climax. ‘Battle Scars’ is well-represented by the harmony-bolstered rocker “Almost Gone” and the raucous “Tomorrow Seems So Far Away,” while Trout is joined by his son Jon for “Rock Me Baby,” and even finds time for a fistful of fan favorites, including “The Love That We Once Knew” and “Marie’s Mood.” “You can hear that a guy yells out for ‘Marie’s Mood,’” he laughs. “I actually hadn’t planned on doing that one…” 




Urgent, impassioned and electrifying, it’s a live album to treasure, and the perfect appetite-whetter as Trout heads out on tour this year, stopping off at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals in the US and Europe.  Walter shows you magic in the studio, of course. But it’s on the stage where he truly comes alive. “I get into the energy and the moment and the excitement of it all,” he says. “I think I’m a very different guitarist live…”

ALIVE In Amsterdam
Track List
Extra Information



01.
Marie's Introduction
02.
Play The Guitar
03.
Help Me
04.
I'm Back
05.
Say Goodbye To The Blues
06.
Almost Gone
07.
Omaha
08.
Tomorrow Seems So Far Away
09.
Playin' Hideaway
10.
Haunted By The Night
11.
Fly Away
12.
Please Take Me Home
13.
Rock Me Baby
14.
Marie's Mood
15.
Serve Me Right To Suffer
16.
The Love That We Once Knew
Release Date
June 17, 2016

Available formats
3LP+Mp3, CD and Digital.

Walter Trout Online


TOUR DATES 2016




1-apr
Dosey Doe
Houston, TX
20-jul
The Robin
Wolverhampton, UK
2-apr
Scoot Inn
Austin, TX
22-jul
The Live Rooms
Chester, UK
4-apr
The Kessler
Dallas, TX
23-jul
The Apex
Bury St. Edmunds, UK
7-apr
Mojo Kitchen
Jacksonville, FL
24-jul
Ramblin' Man Fair
Kent, UK
8-apr
The Funky Biscuit
Boca Raton, FL
27-jul
Vallemaggia Magic Blues
Switzerland
9-apr
Terra Fermata
Stuart, FL
29-jul
Burg Herzberg Festival
Breitenbach, Germany
10-apr
Tampa Bay Blues Festival
St. Petersburg, FL
30-jul
Bastion Open Air
Torgau, Germany
13-apr
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
New York, NY
3-aug
Smukkeste Festival
Denmark
14-apr
Daryl's House
Pawling, NY
5-aug
Notodden Blues Festival
Norway
15-apr
Narrows Center for the Arts
Fall River, MA
13-aug
Cincy Blues Fest
Cincinnati, OH
16-apr
Infinity Music Hall
Norfolk, CT
20-aug
Seneca Casino
Niagara Falls, NY
19-apr
Smith's Olde Bar
Atlanta, GA
27-aug
Playing With Fire
Omaha, NE
20-apr
Music City Roots
Nashville, TN
14-Oct
Musikkens Hus
Aalborg, Denmark
22-apr
Jazz and Heritage Festival
New Orleans, LA
15-Oct
Alsion
Soenderborg, Denmark
25-apr
Howard Theatre
Washington, DC
17-Oct
Rock City
Nottingham, UK
26-apr
River City Ale Works
Wheeling, WV
18-Oct
Manchester Academy 2
Manchester, UK
27-apr
Woodlands Tavern
Columbus, OH
19-Oct
Sage Gateshead
Gateshead, UK
29-apr
Beale Street Music Fest
Memphis, TN
21-Oct
The Lemon Tree
Aberdeen, UK
30-apr
Old Rock House
St. Louis, MO
22-Oct
The Queens Hall
Edinburgh, UK
2-May
City Winery
Chicago, IL
23-Oct
Picturedrome
Holmfirth, UK
4-May
Shank Hall
Milwaukee, WI
25-Oct
The Brook
Southampton, UK
5-May
Famous Dave's Blues Club
Minneapolis, MN
26-Oct
Phoenix
Exeter, UK
6-May
The Surf Ballroom
Clear Lake, IA
27-Oct
Tramshed
Cardiff, UK
7-May
Knuckleheads Saloon
Kansas City, MO
28-Oct
Kammgarn Bluesfestival
Kaiserslautern, Germany
22-May
Doheny Blues Festival
Dana Point, CA




30-jun
Skanevik Blues Festival
Norway
30-Oct
Stadsschouwburg
Bruges, Belgium
2-jul
Gastrobluesfestival
Hungary
2-nov
De Oosterpoort
Groningen, The Netherlands
9-jul
Bospop
The Netherlands
3-nov
Poppodium 013
Tilburg, The Netherlands
10-jul
North Sea Jazz Festical
The Netherlands
5-nov
Jazztage
Leverkusen, Germany
15-jul
Olomouc
Czech Republic
8-nov
Z7 Konzertfabrik
Pratteln, Switzerland
16-jul
Hirsch
Germany
9-nov
Gaswerk Eventbar
Seewen, Switzerland
17-jul
Blues Peer
Belgium
10-nov
Mühle Hunziken
Rubigen, Switzerland
19-jul
St. Albans Arena
St. Albans, UK
12-nov
Kulturhaus Stadtgarten
Neuruppin, Germany

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