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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Walter Trout announces nationwide October 2012 UK Tour

TICKET HOTLINE: 0844 249 1000

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"Trouts's guitar playing packs genuine emotional impact."
– Classic Rock

Walter Trout, the critically acclaimed American blues rock guitarist, will embark on a 13-date UK tour from Wednesday October 3 at the Glasgow Ferry. Tickets can be booked online from, or from the ticket hotline number - 0844 249 1000

Walter Trout's 21st album Blues for the Modern Daze was officially released in the UK during April 2012. The album was playlisted on Planet Rock, the UK’s premiere classic rock radio station, for consecutive 14 weeks.

The album showcases the contemporary guitar legend’s return to his hardcore blues roots, with songwriting at a creative and personal zenith. Joe Bonamassa recently cited Trout as one of greatest guitarists of his generation.

Blues For The Modern Daze is Trout’s sixth recording for Provogue Records (a division of the Mascot Label Group), and his first full-fledged blues album in 23 years as a bandleader.

Trout is considered by many to be one of the world’s great guitarists. The former lead player for John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Canned Heat, and John Lee Hooker, Trout recently celebrated his 20th year as a solo recording artist.

"Blues For The Modern Daze is a superior blues album, dripping with integrity, full of smoking grooves, ripping solos and great songs."
– Classic Rock Presents The Blues

"Trout embodies exactly what the blues is all about."
– Guitar Magazine

"It would be a cynical punter indeed who would walk away from a
Trout gig feeling that they hadn’t got their money’s worth."

– Classic Rock

"Strong riffs, powerful vocals and electrifying solos."
– R2: Rock N Reel Magazine

"I defy anyone not to love this album. It’s one of the best
Trout has ever penned."

– Classic Rock Society

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0844 249 1000

Glasgow - The Ferry
Wednesday October 3

Tickets: £17.50
Box Office: 01698 360085
Doors: 8.00pm
Stage: 8.30pm (Mitch Laddie)
Stage: 9.30pm (Walter Trout)
The Ferry, 25 Anderson Quay, G3 8BX

Dunfermline - Carnegie
Thursday October 4

Tickets: £20.00
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 / 01383 602 302
Doors: 7.30pm
Stage: 8.30pm (Mitch Laddie)
Stage: 9.30pm (Walter Trout)
The Carnegie Theatre, East Port, KY12 7JA /

Holmfirth - Picturedrome
Friday October 5

Tickets: £20.00
Ticket Hotline: 0844 478 0898
Venue Box Office: 01484 689759
Doors: 7.30pm
Stage: 8.00pm (Mitch Laddie)
Stage: 9.00pm (Walter Trout)
Picturedrome, Market Walk, HD9 3DA

Ebbw Vale - Beaufort Ballroom
Saturday October 6

Tickets: £16:00
Box Office: 01495 350 360
Venue: 01495 322 510
Doors: 7.00pm
Stage: 8.00pm (Mitch Laddie)
Stage: 9.00pm (Walter Trout)
Beaufort Ballroom, Beaufort Hill, Gwent, NP23 5QQ

Blackburn Blues Festival - King Georges Hall
Sunday October 7

Tickets: £24.00
Box Office: 01472 349 222
Doors: 2.00pm
Stage: 3.00pm (1st Support)
Stage: 8.15pm (Walter Trout)

York - Fibbers
Monday October 8

Tickets: £18.00
Box Office: 08444 77 1000
Venue Tel: 01904 651 250
Doors: 7.30pm
Stage: 8.00pm (Mitch Laddie)
Stage: 9.00pm (Walter Trout)
Fibbers, Stonebow House, The Stonebow, YO1 2NP

Hull - Piper Club
Tuesday October 9

Tickets: £18.00
Box Office: 01472 349222

Venue Tel: 01482 498
Doors: 7.00pm
Stage: 8.00pm (Chantel McGregor)
Stage: 9.00pm (Walter Trout)
Piper Club, Newlands Avenue, HU5 2NN

Sevenoaks - Stag Theatre
Thursday October 11

Tickets: £17.50
Box Office: 01732 450175
Doors: 7.30
Stage: 8.00 (Mitch Laddie)
Stage: 9.00 (Walter Trout)
Stag Community Arts Centre, London Road, TN13 1ZZ

Wimbourne - Tivoli Theatre
Friday October 12

Tickets: £18.00
Box Office: 01202 885 566
Venue Tel: 01202 848 499
Doors: Stage: 8.00 (Mitch Laddie)
Stage: 9.00 (Walter Trout)
Tivoli Theatre, 19 West Borough, Dorset, BH21 1LT

Falmouth - Blues In The Bay
Festival in the Pavilion
Saturday October 13

Tickets: £25.00
Box Office: 01326 211 222
Doors: 3.30pm

Stage: 4.00 (1st Various Support)
Stage: 9.00 (Walter Trout)
Princes Pavilion, 41 Melville Road, TR11 4AR

Leamington Spa Assembly
Sunday October 14

Tickets: £17.00
Box Office: 01926 523 001
Venue Tel: 0844 8541 358
Doors: 7.00
Stage: 7.45 (Mitch Laddie)
Stage: 9.00 (Walter Trout)
The Assembly, Spencer Street, CV31 3NF

St Helen’s - The Citadel
Monday October 15

Tickets: £20.00
Box Office: 01744 735 436
Doors: 7.30
Stage: 8.30 (Mitch Laddie)
Stage: 9:30 (Walter Trout)

The Citadel, Waterloo Street
St Helens, Merseyside WA10 1PX

London - Jazz Cafe
Tuesday October 16

Tickets: £19.50
Box Office: 0207 688 8899
Venue Tel: 0207 916 6060
Doors: 7.00
Stage: 8.30pm (Mitch Laddie)
Stage: 9:30pm (Walter Trout)
Jazz Cafe, Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7PG

Walter Trout - Biography

click for hi resTrout’s practical schooling in blues started when he arrived in Los Angeles in 1973 and secured gigs behind Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Finis Tasby, Pee Wee Crayton, Lowell Fulsom, Percy Mayfield and Joe Tex. By 1981 he joined the remaining original members of Canned Heat.

The real turning point for Trout was his tenure with British blues giant John Mayall. Trout became part of the Bluesbreakers’ lineage of great guitarists along with Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor.

Beginning in 1984 he shared six-string duties with Coco Montoya in Mayall’s band, creating a flexible guitar dynamic that helped provide the Bluesbreakers a renaissance that returned the group to the apex of the international blues touring circuit.

Trout began leading his own group in 1989 and cut his debut album Life In the Jungle, and rapidly became a star in Europe. His first US release, 1998's critically heralded Walter Trout, made him a permanent fixture of the American blues-rock scene that he is today.

Trout's travels over the past 39 years, and his wide appreciation of his predecessors, yield a significant influence on his new album Blues For The Modern Daze.

"My main inspiration for this album,” says Trout, “was the country bluesman Blind Willie Johnson, an early blues innovator who recorded such timeless gospel informed blues numbers as Soul of a Man and Nobody’s Fault But Mine. His music is beautiful, primal, direct and deeply spiritual. I wanted to feel it at my back when we were cutting these songs.”

“The new album explores a side of my music that’s rooted in my first musical love, and it reveals something about me, too,” says Trout. “It sums up the thoughts and attitudes of somebody who is getting a older and is feeling like he’s a part of another era, with different values and a different perspective on life that’s prevalent today. I stand behind compassion, authenticity and honesty, as strongly as I stand behind my music.”

Blues for the Modern Daze was recorded at Entourage Studios in North Hollywood, CA, with Trout and engineer Eric Corne producing. It’s the fifth time Trout has collaborated with Corne, who contributed to the arrangements and sonic palette of the songs that Trout wrote on acoustic guitar a year before the sessions.

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