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 Survivor Blues (2019 Dutch limited edition 12-track double LP pressed on Audiophile 180gm Vinyl, complete with download code voucher, gatefold picture sleeve. This collection of tracks finds Walter paying tribute to his favouriteblues heroes. This copy remains factory sealed from new in the original custom stickered shrink & is therefore still mint & unplayed PRD75751)