Monday 13 February 2012

Walter Trout. New Album and Tour Details

Critically acclaimed American blues rock guitarist, Walter Trout, today announced the release of his new studio album Blues For The Modern Daze. 

The album is released by Provogue Records (a division of Mascot Label Group), in the UK on Monday 23rd April, followed by US release on 24th April.
To support the upcoming album, Trout will embark on a UK tour in March. Ticket Hotline: 0844, 478 0898,  Dates include:

Southampton The Brook
Tuesday 6th March

Tickets: £15.00 (advance), £17.00 (door)
Box Office 023 8055 5366
466 Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton SO17 3SD

Newcastle O2 Academy
Wednesday 7th March
Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 0844 477 2000
O2 Academy Newcastle, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SW

Leeds City Varities
Thursday 8th March
Tickets:  £22.00 / Box Office: 0113 243 0808
City Varieties Music Hall, Swan Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LW

Sheffield O2 Academy
Friday 9th March
Tickets: £20.00 / Box Office: 0844 477 2000
O2 Academy Sheffield, 37-43 Arundel Gate, Sheffield, S1 2PN

Clitheroe The Grand
Saturday 10th March
Tickets: £20.00 / Venue Box Office: 01200 421599
The Grand At Clitheroe, York Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2DL

Salford The Lowry
Sunday 11th March
Tickets: £20.00 / Box Office: 0843 208 6000
The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, Lancashire, M50 3AZ

Pontardawe Arts Centre
Monday 12th March
Tickets: £17.00 / Box Office: 01792 863722
Pontardawe Arts Centre, Herbert Street, Pontardawe, SA8 4ED

Cardiff Glee Club
Tuesday 13th March

Tickets: £17.00 / Box Office 0871 472 0400

Wolverhampton Robin 2
Wednesday 14th March
Tickets: £15.00 (advance), £17.00 (door)
Box Office:  01902 401211
The Robin 2, 20-28 Mount Pleasant Bilston Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ TE

Bristol The Tunnels
Wednesday 15th March
Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 0845 6050255
The Tunnels, Arches 31 & 32, Lower Station Approach Road, Bristol, BS1 6QF

Devon Tavistock The Wharf
Thursday 16th March
Tickets: £18.00 / Box Office: 01822 611166
Wharf Community Art Centre, The Wharf, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8AT

Blues for the Modern Daze, showcases the contemporary guitar legend’s return to his hardcore blues roots.  The album is Trout’s sixth recording for Provogue, and his first fully-fledged blues album in 23 years as a bandleader.  Trout’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 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. By 1989, Trout formed his own band, released 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 in the American blues rock scene.

“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. “The album explores a side of my music that’s rooted in my first musical love, and it reveals something about me, too. It sums up the thoughts and attitudes of somebody who is getting a little 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.”

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