Walter Trout has lined up a nine-date UK tour for October. It kicks off in Exeter on October 3 and climaxes in Sheffield on October 12.
The tour is in support of Trout’s album of cover versions, Survivor Blues, which was released in January.
Says Trout: “I’m riding in my car sometimes, and I’ve got a blues station on – and here’s another band doing Got My Mojo Workin’. There’s a little voice in me that says, ‘Does the world need another version of that song?’
“So I came up with an idea. I didn’t want to do Stormy Monday or Messin’ With The Kid. I didn’t want to do the Blues greatest hits. I wanted to do old, obscure songs that have hardly been covered – and that’s how Survivor Blues started.”
Trout adds: “My idea was to do these songs like me, to arrange them for my band and style – not to just copy the originals note-for-note.”
In 2013 Trout was struck by liver cirrhosis and hepatitis C and eventually ended up in a coma, an experience documented on 2014’s Wastin’ Away album.
“I feel like I’m in the best years of my life right now,” says Trout now. “I feel better than I have in years physically. I have more energy. I have a whole different appreciation of being alive, of the world, of my family, of my career.
“I want life to be exciting and celebratory. I want to dig in. I want to grab life by the balls and not let go, y’know…?”
Walter Trout UK Tour
Oct 03: Exeter Phoenix
Oct 04: Southampton The 1865
Oct 05: Norwich Open
Oct 06: Brighton Concorde 2
Oct 08: Bristol The Fleece
Oct 09: Birmingham Town Hall
Oct 10: Burnley Mechanics
Oct 11: Edinburgh The Queen’s Hall
Oct 12: Sheffield, O2 Academy
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- Walter Trout Band - We're All In This Together - 180gm - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £24.99, $29.99, €27.99 (New Item) (arrived 08-Dec-2022 09:53)on February 7, 2023 at 5:29 pm
WALTER TROUT BAND We're All In This Together (2017 UK/EU 14-track double LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180gm Heavyweight Vinyl, with guests John Mayall, Joe Bonamassa, Warren Haynes, Edgar Winter, Sonny Landreth and more. Housed in agatefold picture sleeve - still sealed in its hype-stickered shrinkwrap PRD75281)
- Walter Trout Band - Battle Scars - 180gram Vinyl - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £29.99, $35.99, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 25-Nov-2022 12:38)on February 7, 2023 at 5:29 pm
WALTER TROUT BAND Battle Scars (2015 UK limited edition 12-track double LP pressed on 180gram Vinyl featuring a collection of tracks which chronicle his battle with liver failure.The gatefold picture sleeve retains its download code and hype sticker and is still sealed PRD74771)
- Walter Trout Band - The Blues Came Callin' - 180gram Vinyl - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £21.99, $26.39, €24.63 (New Item) (arrived 25-Nov-2022 09:42)on February 7, 2023 at 5:29 pm
WALTER TROUT BAND The Blues Came Callin' (2014 UK & European issue 12-track double LP pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl featuring a collection of new original tracks plus a cover version of [John] 'Mayall's Piano Boogie'. The hype-stickered gatefold picture sleeve comes with a download code voucher and the individual picture / lyric inners while both vinyl discs display faint cosmetic paper surfacewear but appear in EX+ condition PRD74391)
- Walter Trout Band - Survivor Blues - 180gm Vinyl - Dutch - 2-LP vinyl set - £24.99, $29.99, €27.99 (New Item) (arrived 25-Nov-2022 09:39)on February 7, 2023 at 5:29 pm
WALTER TROUT Survivor Blues (2019 Dutch pressed UK/EU limited edition 12-track double LP pressed on Audiophile quality 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl, this collection of tracks finds Walter paying tribute to his favourite blues heroes. The gatefold picture sleeve retains its hype-stickered opened shrinkwrap and comes with a download code voucher while both discs appear barely played PRD75751)