Blues Rocker Walter Trout Headed for Warrington

Walter Trout plays earth-shattering blues rock music and was once voted the 6th best guitarist ever in a BBC Radio listeners' poll.

He enjoys rave reviews, has topped the blues chart with the all-star albums Full Circle and The Outsider, and following recovery from a liver transplant he is now heading for Warrington's Parr Hall on Saturday 6 May 2017 at 7pm.

His live shows are mesmerising, his guitar technique is dazzling and his rapport with fans ranges from funny to intense.

Even a liver transplant and extensive rehabilitation couldn't stop him and the esteemed blues-man now feels strong enough to resume his career of 50 plus years.

He said: "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 26 May 2014.

"Since then I have been filled with immense 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; eight 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!"

Tickets (£25) for the show on Saturday 6 May are on sale now at 01925 442345 or online at www.pyramidparrhall.com.

Pyramid & Parr Hall are two of the North West's leading arts and entertainment venues for music, comedy, dance, drama and much more. The venues have played host to big name acts including John Bishop, The Stone Roses, Billy Ocean, Jools Holland and Peter Kay to name a few.

Parr Hall is a listed building and has been a long standing feature of Warrington's cultural scene since its opening in 1895. It is a medium sized concert venue with 1000 seats. Pyramid opened in 2002, with support from Arts Council England and the National Lottery, as an arts centre focusing on smaller performances and community events. It offers a range of spaces to hire for events, weddings and conferences.

The venues are run by Culture Warrington which is a charitable trust that was established in May 2012 to also manage Warrington Museum & Art Gallery and cultural events across the town including Warrington Festival and Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival.

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