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Blues Icon Walter Trout welcomes his ‘new best friend’, Gibson fanatic, blues writer and new blues supremo Stephen Dale Petit onto the UK leg of his mammoth ‘I’m Back’ World Tour – serving up a guitar feast for blues aficionados throughout the country.

SDP (famously described by Classic Rock magazine as “occupying a stunning middle ground between the fire of Freddie King, the instinct of Jimmy Page and the soul of Eric Clapton”) and Trout first met while Petit was recording and hanging out with legendary Howlin’ Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin. Whilst Sumlin was at the end of his life, Trout was trying to save his own and Petit was having the time of his - jamming with these two guitar greats.

Walter’s ‘I’m Back’ tour sees his return to live touring after his life-threatening liver disease and subsequent liver transplant and it was backstage at this summer’s Leadbelly Fest at The Royal Albert Hall that Walter asked Stephen (whose sell-out tours with Rolling Stone Mick Taylor and headline performances at Glastonbury, High Voltage and blues festivals at Skegness and Colne had already impressed many) to join him on the UK tour and SDP readily agreed.

Dates for Walter Trout’s ‘I’m Back’ tour with Stephen Dale Petit are:


17 Stockton, Arc

18 Glasgow, ABC

20 Holmfirth, Picturedrome (Sold Out)

21 London, Forum

24 Leamington Spa, Assembly

25 Frome, Cheese & Grain (Radio 2 with Mick Taylor)

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