Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Walter Trout Returns To The Stage!

Blues-rock guitarist Walter Trout
This is great news, indeed – beloved blues-rock guitarist Walter Trout will be returning to the stage this summer! After spending all of 2014 recovering from a life-saving liver transplant, and after undergoing extensive rehab to get back into “fighting” shape, the lifelong road warrior is ready to climb back on stage and thrill fans like he always has.

In a press release for the upcoming tour, Trout says, “the last year has been one where the blues truly came calling, and I came face to face with death more than once. My wife moved me to Nebraska to improve my chances of getting a life-saving liver transplant, and after a long wait, I got my new liver on May 26th, 2014. Since then I have been filled with immense gratitude. Gratitude for the fans who supported me via fundraisers, cards, messages, thoughts and prayers, for the donor and his or her family, for medical science, for my family, and for life itself. Everything matters more to me now.” 

Continuing, Trout adds, “now, 8 months after my transplant I feel like a new man. I have strength and energy. In some ways I feel like I am in my 20s again! The past couple of years of playing, I was getting dizzy spells, severe cramps in my hand and forearm and played many shows in severe pain. It turns out that was a result of my deteriorating liver. That is gone now! I am able to play better than I have in years. I feel reborn. I cannot wait to get back out on the road again and do what I love to do for my fans. The future looks great!”

Walter Trout's The Blues Came Callin'Trout will make his first public appearance in over at year on June 15th, 2015 in London at the Royal Albert Hall, the guitarist performing at the Leadbelly Fest. He’ll start his North American tour on July 10th at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, California, a venue that holds a lot of history for Trout. Since he didn’t get a chance to tour in support of his excellent 2014 release The Blues Came Callin’, I’m sure that Walter is eager awaiting the upcoming shows, and there will certainly be performances added to the list below before it’s all over. We’ve also included Trout’s video announcing his return to the stage.

Walter Trout 2015 Tour Dates

06/15 @ Royal Albert Hall, London UK
07/10 @ The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano CA
07/21 @ Redstone Room, Davenport IA
07/23 @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sioux City IA
07/25 @ Lowertown Blues Festival, St. Paul MN
07/31 @ Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk CT
08/01 @ Riverfront Blues Festival, Wilmington DE
08/02 @ Ram's Head, Annapolis MD
08/04 @ B.B. King's, New York NY
08/07 @ Bear's Den @ Seneca Casino, Niagara Falls NY
08/08 @ Heritage Blues Festival, Wheeling WV
08/14 @ Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago IL
08/15 @ Big Bull Falls Blues Festival, Wausau WI
09/10 @ Big Blues Bender, Las Vegas NV
09/11 @ Big Blues Bender, Las Vegas NV
11/17 @ Arc, Stockton UK
11/18 @ ABC, Glasgow UK
11/20 @ Picturedrome, Holmfirth UK
11/21 @ Forum, London UK
11/24 @ Assembly, Leamington Spa UK
11/25 @ Cheese & Grain, Frome UK
11/28 @ Carre, Amsterdam Netherlands
12/01 @ Fabrik, Hamburg Germany
12/02 @ Kesselhaus, Berlin Germany
12/03 @ RuhrCongress, Bochum Germany
12/06 @ Feriheiz, Munich Germany


4 comments:

steve peery said...

Sure hope you are gonna book Durham Performing Arts Center. Love your work and am a hep c person.

Scott Hogberg said...

This is going to be a great tour!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant news look forward to seeing you in Glasgow x��

Anonymous said...

Hope to see you at casino in Niagara.