Following the release of the stunning new collaboration album ‘We’re All In This Together’ in September 2017, Walter Trout will be returning to the UK for 5 dates. His tour will start at the Rory Gallagher International Festival in Donegal, Ireland and travel through the Leicester Rhythm and Rock Blues Festival, the Brudenell in Leeds, Live Rooms in Chester and finishing at Apex, Bury St Edmunds.
Talking about coming back for the shows Walter says; “I am really looking forward to the upcoming shows in the UK. the people there have been supporting my music for almost 28 years now–and I love them for that. My band has never sounded better than it does right now, and we can’t wait to play for our UK friends and fans.”
‘We’re All In This Together’ feaures a stellar cast of guests; John Mayall, Joe Bonamassa, Randy Bachman, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Warren Haynes, Sonny Landreth, Charlie Musselwite, Mike Zito, Robben Ford, Eric Gales, Edgar Winter, Joe Louis Walker , John Németh and his son Jon Trout.
Walter Trout is the beating heart of the modern blues rock scene. Respected by the old guard. Revered by the young guns. Adored by the fans who shake his hand after the show each night. After five decades in the game, Trout is a talismanic figure and the glue that bonds the blues community together, at a time when the wider world has never been so divided. He’s also the only artist with the vision, talent and star-studded address book to pull off a project on the scale of We’re All In This Together. “It was quite a piece of work to get this record together,” he admits. “But I guess I have a lot of friends, y’know…?”
Drafting fourteen A-list stars – including Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Mayall and Randy Bachman – and writing an original song for each, Trout made the most tantalising album of 2017, and found solace after a run of solo albums that chronicled his near-fatal liver disease of 2014. “Now was the right time for this record,” he says. “Battle Scars  was such an intense piece of work, written with tears coming down my face. I needed a break from that, to do something fun and light-hearted. This album was joyous for me.”
They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. If that’s the case, then We’re All In This Together is further proof of Walter Trout’s position at the hub of the blues scene. This is the sound of an artist not just getting by with a little help from his friends, but positively thriving, on an album that is sure to light another rocket under his blooming late career. “I’m 66 years old,” considers Trout, “but I feel like I’m in the best years of my life right 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…?”
Tickets available from HERE
Sat 2 Jun – Rory Gallagher International Festival, Donegal, IRELAND
Sun 3 Jun – Leicester Rhythm and Rock Blues Festival, Leicester
Mon 4 Jun – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tues 5 Jun – Live Rooms, Chester
Weds 6 Jun – Apex, Bury St Edmunds