Thursday, August 16, 2018
GIK Acoustics - Europe
GIK Acoustics - Europe
The Moshville Times

Walter Trout heads back to the UK

Walter Trout plays earth shattering blues rock music, he was voted the 6th best guitarist ever in a BBC Radio listeners’ poll and gets rave reviews whenever playing live as well as on record, with quotes like ‘When it comes to blazing guitar players, Walter Trout is the prophet’ (Pasadena Weekly, USA). His live shows are mesmerising, his guitar technique dazzling and his rapport with fans both funny and intense.

Photo © Lotte Schrander

Following a liver transplant and extensive rehabilitation, the esteemed Bluesman feels strong enough to resume his career of fifty plus years. Trout shares:

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.

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 20’s 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!

To that end, a run of UK dates has been announced (including Glasgow’s O2 ABC, where you will almost certainly see at least one of our Crew enjoying the show!).

  • Monday 1st May – WHITLEY BAY, Playhouse
  • Wednesday 3rd May – GLASGOW, 02 ABC
  • Thursday 4th May – SHEFFIELD, City Hall
  • Friday 5th May – LINCOLN, Engine Shed
  • Saturday 6th May – WARRINGTON, Parr Hall
  • Tuesday 9th May – NORWICH, Waterfront
  • Wednesday 10th May – LEAMINGTON SPA, Assembly Rooms

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