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Walter Trout Reveals Video For "Broken" ft. Beth Hart + Announces October UK Tour.

Photo (c) Leland Hayward
Photo (c) Leland Hayward


October UK Tour Dates

Tickets are available from


Blues-rock icon Walter Trout is exploding into 2024 with a new album, heavy touring and today he reveals the new video for Broken featuring powerhouse singer Beth Hart. The song is taken from new album, Broken, which will be released on 1 March via Provogue / Mascot Label Group and features appearances from Hart, Twisted Sister's Dee Snider and Harmonica virtuoso Will Wilde. You can order the album HERE.

Trout has also announced an eight-date UK tour, starting on 16 October at the Opera House in Buxton and calling through Edinburgh (Queens Hall), Gateshead (The Glasshouse), Holmfirth (The Picturedrome), Bury St. Edmunds (Apex), Frome (Cheese & Grain), Birmingham (Town Hall) and will finish at the Islington Assembly Hall, London on 25 October. Tickets are available from Support will come from Laura Evans.

He has started the year in an incredible way by hitting the road, as harder than ever. Today he begins a seven date tour of Australia, before a run of ten dates in the USA in March. He then flies to Europe to continue the tour as it runs through Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Czechia, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, and The Netherlands through April and May and then to the UK in October. Talking about the tour he says, "Music is my escape from everything that's broken in our world. Come out and rock away your blues with my band and me." Tickets are available from

A few collaborators joined Trout for the first time. “I thought my friend Beth Hart could relate to the title track, Broken,” he says of the warrior princess whose fiery vocals coil with his own. “With that song, I was looking at the world – especially what’s going on in the United States – but also thinking about my recovery from the things that happened to me. I had the first verse – ‘Pieces of me seem to break away/I lose a little more every day’. But it was almost too much for me to go back into that shit. So my wife, Marie, was able to help me with the lyrics – and she nailed it. The guitar solo, that’s maybe my favourite on the record. I tracked it with the band, one take. I wanted to see if I could beat it – but they wouldn’t let me!”

All of us are broken. But no one is beyond repair. It's a philosophy that Walter Trout has lived by during seven volatile decades at the heart of America's society and blues-rock scene. Even now, with the world more fractured than ever – by politics, economics, social media and culture wars – the fabled US bluesman's latest album, Broken, chronicles the bitter schisms of modern life but refuses to succumb to them. He recently released the first taster from the album, Bleed, featuring Will Wilde.

"I've always tried to write positive songs, and this album is not quite that," considers the 72-year-old of an all-original tracklisting that rages and soothes. "But I always hold on to hope. I think that's why I wrote this album."

For the last half-century, however rocky his path, hope and resilience has always lit the way. The beat of Trout's unbelievable story are well-known: the traumatic childhood in Ocean City, New Jersey; the audacious move to the West Coast in '74; the auspicious but chaotic sideman shifts with John Lee Hooker and Big Mama Thornton; the raging addictions that somehow never stopped the boogie when he was with Canned Heat in the early-'80s.

Even now, some will point to Trout's mid-'80s guitar pyrotechnics in the lineup of John Mayall's legendary Bluesbreakers as his career high point. But for a far greater majority of fans, the blood, heart and soul of his solo career since 1989 is the main event, the bluesman's songcraft always reaching for some greater truth, forever surging forward, never shrinking back.

It's a peerless creative streak underlined by the guitarist's regular triumphs at ceremonies, including the Blues Music Awards, SENA European Guitar Awards, British Blues Awards and Blues Blast Music Awards. The iconic British DJ 'Whispering' Bob Harris spoke for millions when he declared Trout "the world's greatest rock guitarist" in his 2001 autobiography, The Whispering Years.

The album was recorded at Kingsize Soundlabs in LA with producer Eric Corne. "This is our 15th album together," says the bluesman. "Eric and I just have a way of working, man. A friend who came into the studio and watched us and said, 'Man, you guys are like a machine'. It's unspoken."

With gallows humour, Trout notes that his new album opens with a track called Broken and ends with one called Falls Apart. He can't deny the link between the personal and the socio-political mood in the air, and as such, between those two bookends lie some of the most raw and bruised songs of his career. Still hope leads the way with the notion that music can help us overcome brokenness - one note at a time.



1. Broken (feat. Beth Hart)

2. Turn And Walk Away

3. Courage In The Dark

4. Bleed (feat. Will Wilde on Harmonica)

5. Talkin' To Myself

6. No Magic ( in the street )

7. I've Had Enough (feat. Dee Snider)

8. Love Of My Life

9. Breathe - written by Richard Gerstein

10. Heaven Or Hell

11. I Wanna Stay

12. Falls Apart


Full tour dates:

25 Jan – The Princess Theatre – Woolloongabba, AUSTRALIA

27 Jan – Factory Theatre – Marrickville, AUSTRALIA

28 Jan – Lizottes – Newcastle, AUSTRALIA

30 Jan – Hermonie German Club of Canberra – Narrabundah, AUSTRALIA

01 Feb – The Gov – Hindmarsh, AUSTRALIA

02 Feb – The Gov – Hindmarsh, AUSTRALIA

03 Feb – Freo.Social – Fremantle, AUSTRALIA

24 Feb – Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival – Clearwater, FL, USA

01 Mar – Musical Instrument Museum – Phoenix, AZ, USA

03 Mar – Coach House Concert Hall – San Suan Cappistrana, CA, USA

06 Mar – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA, USA

07 Mar – The Canyon-Agoura Hills – Agoura Halls, CA, USA

08 Mar – The Tower Theatre – Fresno, CA, USA

09 Mar – World Records – Bakersfield, CA, USA

10 Mar – The Siren – Morro Bay, CA, USA

12 Mar – Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA, USA

14 Mar – Crest Theatre – Sacramento, CA, USA

03 Apr – Kulturcenter Jammerbugt – Aabybro, DENMARK

04 Apr – Eksercerhuset – Fredericia, DENMARK

06 Apr – Amager Bio – Copenhagen, DENMARK

09 Apr – Biljardkompaniet – Kristianstad, SWEDEN

10 Apr – Kungsbacka Teater – Kungsbacka, SWEDEN

11 Apr – Röverstaden – Oslo, NORWAY

12 Apr – Ottos – Finnsnes, NORWAY

13 Apr – Kulturakademin – Motala, SWEDEN

15 Apr – Bryggarsalen – Odenplan, SWEDEN

17 Apr – Pakkahuoneenaukio – Tampere, FINLAND

18 Apr – House of Culture – Helsinki, FINLAND

20 Apr – Katalin – Uppsala, SWEDEN

23 Apr – Archa Theatre – Praha, Czechia

24 Apr – Der Anker – Leipzig, GERMANY

25 Apr – Kesselhaus in der Kulturbrauerei – Berlin, GERMANY

26 Apr – Markethalle – Hamburg, GERMANY

27 Apr – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck – Köln, GERMANY

28 Apr – Zeche Bochum – Bochum, GERMANY

30 Apr – Alhambra – Paris, FRANCE

01 May – Musiktheater REX – Bensheim, GERMANY

03 May – Konzertfabrik 27 & Mini Z7 – Pratteln, SWITZERLAND

04 May – Im Wizemann – Stuttgart, GERMANY

06 May – Rockhouse – Salzburg, AUSTRIA

07 May – Colos-Seal – Aschaffenburg, GERMANY

09 May – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

10 May – Luxor Live – Arnhem, NETHERLANDS

12 May – Poppodium 013 – Tilburg, NETHERLANDS

16 Oct – Opera House – Buxton, UK

17 Oct – Queens hall – Edinburgh, UK

18 Oct – The Glasshouse – Gateshead, UK

19 Oct – Picturedrome – Holmfirth, UK

22 Oct – Apex - Bury St Edmunds, UK

23 Oct – Cheese & Grain - Frome, UK

24 Oct - Town Hall – Birmingham, UK

25 Oct - Islington Assembly Hall – London, UK





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