Following the release of 2019s ‘Coming Closer To The Day‘, Robin Trower will be hitting the road for a selection of European shows in Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK and France in April.
Talking about the tour, Trower says; “It seems such a long time since we have had dates in the UK and Europe and I’m really looking forward to the tour. I am expecting to have a lot of fun. We will be playing some songs from the latest album, ‘Coming Closer To The Day’.2019 was taken up with the US tour last spring and the remainder of the year recording and finishing the next album. This is due for release toward the end of summer.”
He forged his reputation over a five-album tenure with Procol Harum. His solo career exploded in 1974 with ‘Bridge Of Sighs‘, the gold-selling masterpiece. Suddenly, Trower was a mainstream draw in the States, booming from prime-time radio, taking the stage at stadiums. That wave of popularity carried Trower into a series of celebrated collaborations with Jack Bruce that began with B.L.T. (1981), and even saw him guesting on tracks for Bryan Ferry’s acclaimed Taxi (1993).
It’s rare to find a ’60s legend still on trailblazing form in their eighth decade. The 74-year-old guitarist finds himself in a golden late-bloom of creativity. On ‘Coming Closer To The Day‘, his songcraft and soulful performances have never sounded more alive – even on an album whose title track acknowledges that life is short and time precious. “I’m saying that I’m nearer the end than the beginning,” he explains. “But that doesn’t scare me. Not at all. If I went tomorrow, I’d feel like I’d been blessed with being able to achieve an incredible amount as a musician.”
The album was met with widespread acclaim when it was released in March last year via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. The calibre of the songwriting is matched by Trower’s performances, with the bandleader handling all instruments except the drums. His basslines are supple and rhythmic, his vocals growl and and the lead guitar work only adds to his reputation as an all-time-great soloist.
Don’t miss the Robin Trower touring with Richard Watts on Bass and Vocals, and Chris Taggart on Drums. They will be playing songs from the new album ‘Coming Closer To The Day‘ along with favourites from the Trower catalogue. Experience Robin Trower Live! Be ready to go on a journey guided by a legend at the peak of his inventive power.
Tickets are available from here:
Weds 15 Apr – Spirit of 66, Verviers, BELGIUM
Thurs 16 Apr – Mezz, Breda, THE NETHERLANDS
Fri 17 Apr – De Bosuil, Weert, THE NETHERLANDS
Sat 18 Apr – Centrum Schaaf. Leeuwarden, THE NETHERLNDS
Thurs 23 Apr – The Brook Southampton, UK
Sat 25 Apr – Picturdrome, Holmfirth, UK
Sun 26 Apr – Islington Assembly Rooms, London, UK
Tues 28 Apr – Le temps des Crises, Beaumont En Veron, FRANCE
Weds 29 Apr – L’Empreinte, Savigny Le Temple, FRANCE
Thurs 30 Apr – La Traverse, Cleon, FRANCE