Walter Trout to Release New Album, 4/23

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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, www.thegigcartel.com. Dates include Leeds City Varieties (March 8), Sheffield O2 Academy (March 9), Clitheroe The Grand (March 10), Salford The Lowry (March 11), Bristol The Tunnel (March 15) and Tavistock The Wharf (March 16).

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.

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

www.the-brook.com   

 

Newcastle O2 Academy

Wednesday 7th March

Tickets: £17.50 / Box Office: 0844 477 2000

 O2 Academy Newcastle, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SW

www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk  

 

Pontadarwe Arts Centre

Monday 12th March

Tickets: £17.00 / Box Office: 01792 863722

Pontardawe Arts Centre, Herbert Street, Pontardawe, SA8 4ED

www.npt.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=2487&event_id=8182   

 

Cardiff The Glee Club

Tuesday 13th March

Tickets: £17.00 / Box Office 0871 472 0400

www.glee.co.uk/performers/walter-trout.htm   

 

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

www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=2808